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  1. The email specifies December 8th to June 28th. I assume that’s why you didn’t get one. Bob
  2. Ain't that the truth. Another story about JH and Carnival. JH has said many times that if you are doing B2B, just show both boarding passes and you can bring on 2 bottles of wine per person. So I always carried a printed out copy of him saying that. We were on a B2B a few years ago out of Galveston and we were stopped at security and told that we couldn’t take 4 bottles. We showed them the boarding passes. Nope, can’t take 4 bottles. I showed them the email from JH. Tough crap, you can’t take 4 bottles. We asked to talk to their supervisor and showed that person the boarding passes and email. Nope, tough luck, you ain’t taking 4 bottles. I asked them to contact guest services on the ship for a ruling from Carnival. They did, but I have to assume Carnival didn’t override them as we were told that they would keep our other two bottles til the B2B was over... WHAT???? Crazy... Bob
  3. No, but it ONLY says on embarkation day (which was my point - not that the word “only” after it was part of the preceding clause). Now, you’re probably thinking, well, that doesn’t preclude other days. Sure, that is one interpretation, albeit a weak one. If their intent was to allow sodas to be brought on board at any port, they would have simply left that off. It would have been easy, and clearer to simply say, “non-alcoholic beverages may be brought on in ports”. But they didn’t. They specified the day that sodas can be brought on board. There is a reason why certain things are specified... Which is why context is also so important. Look up a little further on the contract and see what it says about bringing wine on board. It ALSO says that wine may be brought on board on embarkation day. It doesn’t say ED only, but I’m pretty sure that statement, to them, means ED ONLY. So why would they use the same phraseology for sodas and not mean the same thing??? However, in this case, the intent and interpretation clarity, generally, is irrelevant, as they tend to allow the practice. But, like all things Carnival, their only consistency is that they are inconsistent... Bob
  4. Actually, the rules do not say you can. They specifically say that you may do so at embarkation ONLY. Nothing about bringing more on at subsequent ports. That said, they don’t seem to be preventing it either. So.... Bob
  5. Yes, the Splendor is doing a 24 day cruise to Singapore on October 5th. That pretty much wipes out October for you to do a 7 dayer. You could do a B2B on the I’s if you just want to go away for 7 days, but... Bob
  6. I haven’t sailed yet (next week) but a friend on the Legend right now sent me this... Note the first entry. Bob
  7. Its all part of the back story... like that we were on the Pride, that our reservations were linked, that the Maitre ‘d was a well seasoned and well liked Maitre ‘d. Bob
  8. On the Pride, a few years ago, we had 3 couples, who are all Diamonds, with linked reservations (we all double checked with our PVPs). When we got on the ship, we were at 3 different tables. We went to see the maitre ‘d (a well known - well liked - maitre ‘d who also is known for his singing). He was anything but helpful. And he obviously didn’t pay a lot of attention to the reservations when he was assigning seating. Eventually 2 of the couples were able to sit together at a 4 top, but the third couple was stuck at an 8 top. It does happen. Bob
  9. 😊 Aw, thank you. It’s been a couple of years since I did that. Bob
  10. Will do. You do the same to your family. We leave the ship on the 12th, so we won’t be able to say hi. One of these days we will sail together again... 😁 Bob
  11. This is news to me, so I have a few questions for anyone who has been. What days is it offered? What hours? Do you have a copy or picture of the menu? Heard about this this on a YouTube video from July. I’m hoping it wasn’t just a one time shot on that particular cruise... Bob
  12. I like the food in the MDR as well. But the steakhouse takes it to a whole other level. It’s an additional experience. I also like being on the ship, but I do excursions off the ship for different experiences. I also really like the sea day brunch. Great food. But, the thought of trying crab and lobster Benedict in the steakhouse would be worth the price of admission... 😋 Bob
  13. But the $64 question... Did you happen to get a picture of the Steakhouse Brunch menu??? As the Legend is the only ship doing that right now, a copy of that menu is nowhere to be found. ☹️ Bob
  14. We have sailed on more than 50 Carnival cruises, and brought wine on board nearly every one of them. Usually my DW just fills a glass in the room and brings it to dinner. However, there have been many times when she brought the opened bottle with her. We had never been charged a corkage fee... until we were. Eventually, the Maitre ‘d came over and waived the fee, but only because we are Diamond. He said that just because some waiters don’t follow the rules - which do say that the fee will be charged if you bring the bottle in to the MDR - doesn’t mean they all won’t. He was right, of course. Since that time, it’s glasses of wine to the MDR only. As I have been known to quip, the only consistent thing about Carnival is their inconsistency... Bob
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