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kelkel2

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About kelkel2

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About Me

  • Location
    Illinois
  • Interests
    Traveling
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Curaçao
  1. We really like it. The main downfall I can come up with is the fact that if you want to eat right when the MDR opens there’s usually a line of people waiting for the dining room doors to open. Also, if you want a table for 2, there can be a wait. But we really love it and always choose it for the flexibility!
  2. We had originally booked 1/16/2022 on the horizon but we pushed it back a year. So now we’re booked 1/15/2023. I’m disappointed but this is our first trip with our two year old toddlers and I just want it to be everything we’re hoping. I don’t want masks and limitations etc. so I hope that moving it back a year will help.
  3. I thought I was the only one booked that far out! we had originally booked a 1/16/22 cruise, but I just called and had it moved back a year. We have 2 year old twins and we just wanted to be absolutely sure they were ready for a big trip. And with all the covid nonsense I don’t mind waiting a little while longer. We will be on the Horizon in a family harbor suite. We are most looking forward to seeing the joy of cruising through our children’s eyes. We already love it, we hope they will too!
  4. We have. Family Harbor suite booked on the Horizon. Our twins will be 3.5 when we go. I am so excited, I think it will be fantastic for them!
  5. We’ve booked a similar time flight in the past and used SAS transportation to the airport. We did self assist off the ship, got right on the shuttle and were at the airport in record time. I’ve actually booked them a few times, they never disappoint!
  6. Whenever I was unsure whether the offer was “worth it” I would do a mock booking and go through and see rate of the cabin that they’re offering me and see how much it would cost me. Usually it wasn’t that “great” of a deal. In my experience you could upgrade yourself for the same or very similar cost.
  7. I’m finding a lot of all over the place answers. If anyone has experience in a shuttle from either FLL or MIA to a Miami hotel, and from said hotel to Port of Miami, I’d be interested in hearing your experiences. I want my children to be safe, but I’m also aware that car seats are not required in mass transit busses, trains etc. I may just end up buying travel boosters to have just in case, but we are not at all interested in traveling with 2 toddlers, luggage, and 2 car seats. Only to use the seats to and from the airport. There has to be an easier way!
  8. I am in search of a Miami hotel that offers an airport shuttle and a cruise shuttle. I’m trying to avoid packing car seats for my kids, so a shuttle is necessary, as I wouldn’t be allowed, nor is it safe to travel in an Uber or a taxi without car seats. Anyone know of any hotels off hand?
  9. Thank you! I’ll look into that.
  10. We’ve never traveled with our twins anywhere where we haven’t taken our car. What do others do as far as car seats? We really don’t want to take them as our only land traveling will be from the airport to the hotel, to the cruise port and from the port to the airport at the end of the cruise. What do other parents do in this situation? We’ll be cruising out of Miami.
  11. Thank you! All of those things sound pretty nice and I’ve always wanted to try a cove. So it sounds pretty perfect for our needs. Easy access to snacks (and coffee) is a huge perk to me, especially with traveling with little ones. thanks for your input!
  12. I would carry it on. My husband has always traveled with his as a carry on. Basically, we just don’t trust the airlines or cruise lines to not lose it. Yeah, I’m sure it would be fine, but in the small chance it wasn’t, it could really affect the enjoyment of our vacation.
  13. My husband and I are looking to the future to book a cruise for us and our toddler twins. We’re going to wait another year for potty training and all that, but what I was wondering is if someone could help me decide if it’s more worth the value to do a family harbor suite or a regular suite? The kids will be 3.5 yrs old when we cruise, so I just don’t know if they would benefit from a lot of the kids stuff. They likely wouldn’t care about puzzles, games etc. that the family area offers. We would be taking advantage of the kids clubs for them, I’m sure. Also, what are the benefits to booking
  14. Honestly, I don’t really know? It’s been years since we’ve cruised. And I just liked the idea of being in a family space that’s kid friendly. We’re not worried about the cost of the room, do you think an average suite with extra space would be just as good? I’m totally rusty when it comes to cruise details and planning.
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