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  1. 21 minutes ago, quickrate said:

    I find this funny because do you think only people on clothing optional cruises sit on the couch naked or sleep in the bed naked?!! I think this is more common than you realize.


    I was not speaking hypothetically, I was recounting actual events in response to someones assertion that the ship would be sterilized top to bottom after a nude cruise.

  2. If people want to get all dressed up and pretend that they are eating in an elegant, fine dining establishment, then perhaps they could use their extraordinary imaginations to pretend I am dressed in a manner that fits their fantasy!

    Me, I am going to pretend I am at Hooters!

  3. 20 hours ago, brandi0727 said:

    Let's all hope that after they've had their naked fun,  the ship is completely sterilized from top to bottom before the next sailing!  

    In 2013 my wife and I sailed on the Carnival Freedom on the very first sailing after the" Big Naked Boat" cruise. My wife's entire carry on bag was filled with Clorox wipes and Lysol.

    When we got to our room we found what may or may not have been a skid mark on the couch! My Honey went crazy with the wipes and Lysol!!!

  4. 11 hours ago, dobiemom said:

    Cool site. 🙂


    11 hours ago, modes said:

    Nice site, thanks.

    Thanks you! I don't know what it is about that map, it mesmerizes me, I can play with it for hours!

  5. On 3/24/2019 at 3:22 PM, beachbum53 said:

    This video was posted earlier today by John Heald. He's on the Magic this week.


    What we have found is that if you sneak the pen that you sign each of your drink receipts with into your pocket, it serves 2 purposes: Free pens and a tally of drinks each day! 15 each day if you buy the Cheers package, a 7 day cruise will get you 105 free pens!

  6. 7 minutes ago, mpdog42 said:

    I am not entitled, but platinum is something I have earned!

    I have been with carnival since 1993, and other's have been a lot longer, so in your opinion some first time cruiser who paid his fee(Bribe Money)for FTTF should be ahead of me, in the tender line or at Guest services...I Think Not!!


    If they get in line before you do, they absolutely should be ahead of you.

    The guidelines are set by Carnival and they decided our loyalty benefits,(I am also a Platinum) are available for a price and therefore loyalty has been trivialized!

  7. 36 minutes ago, mpdog42 said:

    Of course, you say yes to FTTF, Because your not Platinum..Will you buy FTTF when you get your Platinum status??..Of course not...I have said it before FTTF cheats Plat's and diamonds.


    When you get in line at Guest services you cheat the Plat/Diam behind you

    When you get a tender spot: You cheat a Plat/Diam behind you

    and all because you paid Bribe Money (in my opinion) to jump in line!!

    RC may have it's on set of problems but a least they don't offer FTTF (Bribe Money)


    I find it interesting that many of the Platinum and Diamond level cruiser speak about it like it is some kind of God given right! It is a perk that is offered by Carnival Cruise Line, the same line that offers FTTF for a fee.

    There is no cheating going on, there are no bribes being paid, no jumping in line, just people who feel entitled, who resent others who are willing to pay for the same benefit.

  8. At the end of the day, Carnival Cruise Line as well as every other cruise line is a businesses, who's sole purpose is to make a profit and provide earnings for their shareholders.

    It is their corporate responsibility to cut costs and expenses in order to maximize profits, they will and should continue this until the point of diminishing returns.

    When people stop purchasing their product, they will adjust their business plan in an attempt to attract customers once again.

    The only way to sway Carnival to change their ways is to vote with your money, take your money to the cruise line that most closely meets your needs and expectations!

  9. 24 minutes ago, Caps_Shield said:

    I hope people understand that some people pay more for their jeans that others pay for a whole outfit.  Jeans don't need to be bought at Wal-mart or Target only.  IMO, A $200 pair of jeans a a coat is every bit as nice as a polo and black pants (that is what I wear by the way).  

    I am working in Texas right now and I dare someone to tell a Texas cowboy dressed in his pressed jeans, polished cowboy boots and best plaid shirt that he is not properly dressed to eat in the main dining room.

  10. 11 hours ago, che-vos said:

    Have you eaten at a Chuck-E-Cheese lately? 😁.  I have and I place the MDR a little higher quality. But I also still enjoy packing a suit, so I'm in the minority. 


    But as for the original question, I would go one step above jeans. 

    Haha, I haven't been at Chuck-E-Cheese for a very long time, of course I was taking it to the ridiculous extreme with that comparison.

    I was just trying to make the point that Carnival gave up on making it an upscale dining experience long ago.

  11. 16 minutes ago, coevan said:

    I always dress appropriately for the venue, even at home. I wouldn't go to a fine dining in shorts and T at home or on a cruise. So for Steakhouse and Elegant I wear slacks and a button down shirt. I have not cruised with a jacket or tie in years. I have turned in a guest wearing a tank top and shorts on elegant night. I kind if forced the issue with the maitre'd and he admitted it was not appropriate and asked the slob to change. 

    I whole heatedly agree with you about dressing appropriately but I am constantly baffled by the assertion that the MDR is fine dining.

    With the dancing waiters, the mediocre food and the declining service; to me it is not much better than a glorified Chuck-E-Cheese

  12. 34 minutes ago, Jerseygirl1416 said:

    I just put cabin 14476 on hold. It looks to me on the deck plan like the balcony for this cabin may be bigger than the other cabins in this category. What do you guys think? The 800 # rep says she shows the same size in the description. 

    It sure looks like it is bigger! It looks like an awesome cabin!

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