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  1. On 10/16/2021 at 2:28 AM, amcankid said:

    I used to get some tuna sandwiches late night, and then bring them with us on our excursions if there wasn’t gonna be any food included.


    On 10/16/2021 at 10:00 AM, SNJCruisers said:

    You do know that that it's against the rules to bring any unsealed food off of the ship, especially tuna sandwiches that will permeate your excursion vehicle.


    11 hours ago, Pellaz said:

    I think they were referring to taking sandwiches back to their room and putting them into the fridge before 10pm, not taking them off the ship.

    Please reread the first post.  "...bring them with us on our excursions..."  Can't be much clearer and against the laws of each port for any unsealed food to be brought into their country.  A box of cereal from Lido or a pack of cookies or crackers bought in the gift shop would be examples of food allowed off the ship.

  2. 7 hours ago, amcankid said:

    I used to get some tuna sandwiches late night, and then bring them with us on our excursions if there wasn’t gonna be any food included.

    You do know that that it's against the rules to bring any unsealed food off of the ship, especially tuna sandwiches that will permeate your excursion vehicle.

  3. 10 hours ago, Mrgoodbar said:

    Not a big price difference, maybe $500.

    If you can afford the extra 5 Benjamins, then obviously go for the Grand Suite.  Personally, with the Havana area, you'll be spending more time there getting away from the human soup of the other pools on board and the harassment of unruly kids.  I would go for an inside in the Havana area, buy Cheers for the two of us and still be way ahead of the money you're spending.  But that's why there is vanilla and chocolate.  The Havana area on the 3 Vista Class ships is the best thing Carnival came up with in years.  I know from 16 days experience on two eight day Horizon cruises in 2019 and 2020.

  4. 9 minutes ago, amcankid said:

    So the gist of this convo is all the hotdogs, chili and various finger foods at 2 in the morning are no mas?

    That sucks!!!!

    We’re leaving Saturday on the Mardi Gras and I already have a feeling of being let down. One of my favorite things on a cruise is falling asleep somewhere with my feet on a rail as the passing ocean becomes part of my dreams, then getting up and grabbing a hot dog, some chicken strips, some olives or cheese, a slice of pizza and top it off with a little soft serve ice cream. 
    And no, I’m not diabetic or morbidly obese. Would never think of snacking late at night back home, but on a cruise? It’s like I’m 14 and growing again. Bottomless stomach!!!

    At least you can still get the pizza and soft serve.  You just need to go to Paninni Piazza before 1000 and get a sammie to put in your cabin frig.

  5. 5 hours ago, BasicSailor said:

    On our recent Magic cruise there were 56 of us Diamonds and 300 Platinum .  I often think Carnival was on the verge of modifying ( removal of perks )the loyalty program just before Covid took place.

    They need a Platinum Plus category since the disparity is so great going from 75 to 200 points.  There are only two platinum perks I care about and one of them has been eliminated because of Covid.

  6. On 10/10/2021 at 6:25 PM, firefly333 said:

    Took me 3 days to find someone working in pixels, maybe 4 days lol



    A crappy luggage tag and a generic 2021 pin.  More worthless perks just like the free brunch drink and bottle of water that are worthless since I pay for Cheers.  

    The one perk I do utilize is taken away as well, priority embarkation, and Covid is used as the excuse.

    22 hours ago, Colorado Beach Bum said:

    Go to the casino cashier and request it.  If a slot player they will put $25 fun play in your casino bank.  If table player you can get fun play chips. You can cash out any winnings from the $25 but not any of the fun play dollars. 

    As usual, different ships do different things.  On YouTube, Paradeejay, who are both Diamond were on the Miracle in Alaska and when they approached the casino cage, instead of them each getting 25 in fun play chips, they each got 25 in hard cold cash.

  7. 8 minutes ago, Colorado Beach Bum said:

    Yes.  Booked as solos so no extra taxes/fees.  Thought maybe we’d each get stockholder OBC but we were denied because it was a net free cruise even though we got it two weeks earlier with same offer.  Oh well. 

    You had a net free cruise since you're  a gambler AND you were able to snag 100 in OBC because of stock ownership on top of it and now you're complaining because you weren't able to do it on a subsequent cruise. 🙄🙄

  8. Sunrise was originally the Destiny, born in 1999 and was the first ship over 100,000 tons at 101.  It was refurbished in 2019.  The Conquest was refurbished in 2017 and is about 9% larger at 110,000 tons.   Don't know about any specific venues that may be on one of the ships and not on the other.  Because of the 2019 versus 2017 refurbishment,  I would choose the Sunrise.  Plus because of your honeymoon if you drop an email to John Heald, Carnival's  Brand Ambassador, he'll hook you up.

  9. 9 hours ago, dbrucern said:

    Have you cruised the Mardi Gras?

    Not yet, but have it booked four times for 2022, a B2B in February and again over Labor Day.  It's a game changer for Carnival from everything I have read and seen on YouTube.

    It's obvious you're having second thoughts about your 2022 booking, even though the balcony cabin as well as the balcony itself were both larger than on the other ships in the fleet.  205 & 44 versus 185 & 35 can't be disputed.  11% larger cabin and 24% larger balcony.

  10. 2 hours ago, dbrucern said:

    The balconies are narrower than a standard on other ships, no room for a coffee table in front of the couch and the side selves beside the bed on the couch side would not hold my husbands CPAP machine so he had to place on the floor.  On my side it was not a problem if placed on lower self but would not fit on the top shelf

    According to the numbers the square footage of the room is 205, exactly like the new premium interior, whereas the rest of the fleet is at 185.  That extra 20 square ft has to be going somewhere, possibly some of it in the bathroom.  The balcony is almost 25% larger as well, going from 35 to 44, so even though it may be slightly narrower, it obviously is much deeper.

    Of course the option is to never cruise on any of the Excel Class ships if you prefer a smaller cabin and balcony that is on the rest of the fleet.

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