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    CALIFORNIA

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  1. The pockets in the show organizer should be clear plastic. I have never put shoes in the pockets! Sunglasses, sunscreen, lanyards, hair brushes, shaving gel, razors, deodorant, medications, sea bands. I always cruise with my daughter's (12 and 13) and sometimes my husband. Having this on the outside of the bathroom door allows for people to get ready without needing to be in the tiny bathroom.
  2. Based on life experience, I'd be an entertainer in kid's club. I wouldn't mind working in the spa or bartending at Alchemy.
  3. Clear plastic. You need to be able to see what is in each pouch.
  4. For Alchemy, the cucumber drink is the best menu drink. I chose to ask for custom cocktails. "Vodka, fruity, no orange, not too sweet." Or " Rum, coconut, but not with pineapple". If you love black cherries, ask for the filthy cherries for garnish.
  5. Bring a clock! Do not just use your phone. We had an interior in AK and my DHs phone kept going really wonky with time zones for some reason. We woke up to get off the ship like 5 minutes before we were supposed to leave and thought we had an hour! We also slept really well, but it was difficult to get "up and at em" for us.
  6. Just take the gift cards with you to customer service when you board and apply to your account. Any balance left will be refunded on a gift card. You can spend any amount on anything. I think bar cash is non refundable. Not sure about the other.
  7. If you have to leave Friday, get a red eye non stop out of lax instead of SNA. Yes, lax is the equivalent of a butthole when it comes to airports, but if your flight is delayed, there will be far more options to still make the cruise vs SNA options.
  8. I'd do it at those aged IF they have had ample experience with hotels and cruises. I wouldn't book them in their own rooms if travel was very new to them. Mine are 12 and 13. I would have 0 issue with them in their own room, but we travel a lot and they just went on their 4th cruise.
  9. Especially for the 13 year old, there will be a meet and greet the first night, usually at 8pm or so. She can make friends there. Most teens just hang around on board. The teen clubs are open significantly less than the other at clubs. At least that is how it was in January, but that was also off season for kids.
  10. Why would you sign tax documents without the value of the prize on it? I've never had to do this before, but I NEVER sign any documentation without totally understanding all of it, and a lack of value of a prize I was going to pay tax on would have led me to not sign it. They could put ANY amount on there, and you are on the hook now. Am I missing something?
  11. We always get 3rd party. Cheaper, and usually a higher evac allowance, since that is $$$$
  12. Tax per drink IS CHARGED when docked in Long Beach, CA.
  13. Oh, I bought carnival gift cards off AARP(you do not have to be a member) for 10% off and went to guest services and had them applied to my account. In this way you can "prepay" for drinks at a 10% savings.
  14. Alchemy had drinks were $12.92 with the additional gratuity. I think my pin a colada was a dollar or 2 less. Each guest 21+ can carry on one bottle of wine, so take that into consideration. With just 3 alcoholic drinks+water, you are better off just paying for each. Especially if your cruise is port intensive and you won't be on the ship during the day.
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