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    Mexico, Barcelona

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  1. Typically the overnight tenders do not run all night long, but you are notified of the cut off time, resuming the next morning based on the ship's departure time. We have done the overnight several times in the past.
  2. Currently on the Royal on a 7day Mexican cruise tendered in Cabo. Yesterday during tea time I was surprised that no scones were served. Today I discovered that scones are served by request only. Is this a new policy? My last cruise was on the Royal in March 2019 so this was news to me.
  3. Yippee! Had our booked cruise re-fared and was able to book under the 3Fs, now less for the cruise, upgraded to a mid-cabin area, free grats, and $$. Love that!
  4. Actually no, I did do my research, as Elite on Princess I have done 3-4 day cruises out of LA and 1 day out of Seattle and Vancouver on Princess ( and more) plus multiple cruises on the Celebrity Century, which was OLD, and nothing like what was happening on the so called Fun Ship occurred on Princess. Pricing is about the same on Princess as it is on Carnival, but service levels are way off, elite or not, just sayin'......
  5. Long time Princess cruiser here, but decided to do a 4 day CA to Ensenada cruise, which I am in Ensenada now. I will sum it up by saying never again! The plus, easy covered parking in structure, easy checkin based on pre scheduled times , easy boarding and very friendly boarding staff. Cabin was nice, inside, with a larger bathroom and shower than Princess. Good pizza. Now the down side. Requested king bed setup, got twins and had to wait for staff to make change when they had time no frig in cabin, in cabin safe was not operational and required staff to come out to change the batteries. The staff also failed to mention only the first cabin key used on the safe will work during the cruise. There is no notes/documentation of this. While the shower is larger water goes everywhere in the bathroom. No in cabin lighting in closet area, over bed lights not useful for anything but a night light the tv is the size of a computer monitor at about 18". Air controls are in the ceiling, walls are not magnetic, and your cabin key is left on the cabin room sign when you first come in. In cabin dining comes at a fee for certain items. Dining in general is a mess 1.5 hrs wait time for your time dining, lots of overly drunk passengers, the serenity area was dirty seating areas unclean, lots of uncaring peronnel, eager to tell you policy but not open to "How can I help you?. On the ship it is difficult to find a quiet area, it clearly is a party ship, but not in a good way. Cabin next door had yelling and fighting all last night, had to call security. But live and learn, stay with what you know, even if the product comes from the same corporation. They clearly have different markets in mind.
  6. Greetings to all, First time on Carnival and first time requesting stockholder OBC. I have submitted paperwork requesting the credit and now wonder where does one check to see if the credit has been given? Does Carnival notify you of granted OBC or does it post on your log-in account on the Carnival website? Any insight would be helpful. Happy sailing
  7. On the issue of the price going down and losing your OBC. It is something one has to consider. We did just that prior to final payment we re-fared our cruise since the price had decreased considerably. We did lose OBC, and gratuities, however even with the loss we came out $500 ahead, even after deducting the gratuitites, not in OBC but in savings which to us is the same as OBC as we can use our savings just like OBC. I would say to anyone considering refaring and losing OBC, the savings is your OBC and really not a loss. Think of it as a win win. BTW, how did this post go from an OBC pricing issue to a passport problem?
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