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beachbum6264

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About beachbum6264

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About Me

  • Location
    SW Florida
  • Interests
    cruising, beach, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, Holland America, RCI
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. All I know is that my husband would give me "that look" if I ever even mentioned wearing matching shirts! Not that I would. I used to have a "Got cruise?" shirt I bought on a cruise years ago - that's as close to a cruise shirt as I get. What anyone else wears? I really don't care.
  2. Yes, we've been several times and never booked ahead.
  3. I second Paradise Beach. It's $3 to get in, they just ask you to spend $10/pp on food/drink. I think it's an extra $18 for the wristband to use all the water toys. They have a great pool (I love a pool with loungers on a ledge!). Easy taxi ride from the port, and always taxis out front to take you back.
  4. When we renewed our passports the new ones had different numbers from the older ones. We got ours back in less than 2 weeks, but that was over a year ago. No idea what turn around time is now.
  5. We also use the tags linked in the post above. Before we got those I used clear packing tape - I would fold the tag, cover both sides with the tape, staple as shown on the tag, then cover the end with the staple with tape.
  6. Looks like we'll see him on the Magic (10-20-19). Strangely, we never really pay much attention to whatever CD is on our cruise, unless they are annoying - we've seen a couple of those. It will be interesting to see if we even get a glimpse of him.
  7. Thanks! I know we'll have a good time, we've never met a cruise we didn't like, we don't sweat the small things.
  8. Which dining room is used for YTD? Thanks for posting your review, looking forward to the Magic in October (happy birthday, DH)
  9. I have used a TA in the past. I found that my TA never noticed a price drop, so I would have to call her to get it. Sometimes she could not see the price I was seeing, I would have to send her a screen shot. Once I could not get ahold of her and lost a pretty good drop because Carnival would only deal with her. I like being able to manage my own booking. If I have an issue I can just call myself. A few $$ of OBC would not make me change back.
  10. For Belize: There are excursions you can book through Carnival that pick you up from the ship, no reason to even go into Belize City. We loved Cay Caulker (although we didn't do it on an excursion, we walked through Belize City to the water taxi and took it over. Never felt unsafe). For Mahogany Bay - there are lots of things to do there, or just stay in the port area, it's all owned by Carnival. We usually go to Maya Key - you have to book that through Carnival now, but it's a private island, small beach, a small zoo area, a small beach, a pool, and some fabulous snorkeling.
  11. Sounds like guineps (also called quenepas) - I lived in Nassau when I was a kid - I could eat a bag full of those! DH is not fond of them, which means more for me! Thanks for your review
  12. We like the YTD - for several reasons, most already posted. Some nights we just don't feel like talking with other people, so on those nights we get a table for 2 (yes, the tables are very close). Some nights we share a table. You don't make a reservation, on some ships you can add yourself to the waiting list on the Hub app, they'll notify you when your table is ready. It works well for us.
  13. You use your boarding pass to board the ship as well as buying a drink (or 6). The cards will be at your cabin whenever they are ready. Diamond, Platinum and FTTF can still head back to their cabins, their cards will be there, others will not be, so no reason to go check. No worries about someone else getting/using yours, since your photo will pop up when it's used. Smooth sailing....
  14. We booked this yesterday and now have 88 more days to wait. Magic, 6 day headed to Half Moon Cay (one of my favorite places), Grand Turk (been many times, will stay on board most likely), and Amber Cove - never been, looking forward to it. DH turns Platinum on this one (I've been platinum since 2012). Happy Birthday, DH!!
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