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We brought a collapsable cooler as a carry on
Unlike the airlines, if you can carry it on, it is a carry-on. We had 4 or 5 apiece - including a soft-sided collapsable cooler that used to carry our bottles of wine in so they wouldn't get broken...
We had 4 adults and brought all kinds of stuff
We had 4 adults and 3 kids and two rooms.

Carry on: We brought 3 bottles of wine and a box of wine. And 2 twelve packs of soda. It was all distributed between the carry-ons so nothing had an...
Alternative corkscrew that might not get confiscated
This is one of my favorite kinds of wine bottle openers because
the cork cannot not get broken in half and there are no "bits" of cork to fall into the wine. However, about 50% of the people I have...
Ask your room steward
Ask your room steward, he/she will have whatever cork screws would
come if you ordered a bottle of wine from room service and ask them
for white or red wine glasses, whichever you prefer.

We...
Movie tickets and a flower arrangement
I'd leave them with some GC's to cover taking the kids on an outing while you are gone and order a nice flower arrangement to be delivered after you get home.

Most of the major movie theater...
Isn't is always a matter of how much your time is worth?
Isn't is always a matter of how much your time is worth?

It seems the trade-off is between the cost of the passport times however many people are travelling and how willing and able you are to...
I am remembering Cartoon network
My kids were 4, 6 and 9 on our cruise. We did not bring a DVD player
or hand-held video games. I brought my laptop but no movies. If you are
bringing a laptop that has a DVD player, bring a...
It might depend on what day you are going to be there
You should go to the Bahama's boards. There is a ton of info there and proabably more relevant than my one-year-old reasearch.

A year ago, there were certain days that Blue Lagoon was closed to...
OOT - what Mr. Google has to say
Maybe "Out Of Town" or at least that is what Google wants to suggest.

(Along with out of time, over ocean transportation (U.S.Marine term),
and out of touch...)
Battery operated nightlight, post it pad and pen, ziploc bags
We had 3 cabins and I brought a goody bag for each cabin.

Of all the stuff I put in each one, we actually used:

Battery powered LED light for a nightlight for the bathroom.
One of those...
I think I read here that you can order a "bar setup" from room service
Somewhere on CC, I thought I read something about being able to
order a "bar setup" from room service. I guess if you were entertaining
in your cabin with your BV items, you can order the mixers...
Steak at the steak house, ribs in the MDR
If you are planning a meal at the steakhouse, don't bother with the flat
iron steak in the MDR. The steak house has a far superior steak.

I was not impressed by the ribs in the MDR but they...
Our first and only cruise was on the Pride, in...
Our first and only cruise was on the Pride, in mid-January (just after the enormous storm). It was raining when we left and raining when we got back. It was dark at sail-away and too wet to be...
January 2010 experience
We left on Jan 17th so it was cold when we left. The pool with the retractable roof was closed the first evening but the pool was open for use by midday on Monday. The pool remained open for use...
You CANNOT fly with a Passport Card -- it is for land crossing only
No one has pointed out that the passport card is only good for land travel between the US and Canada and the US and Mexico.

If you miss your ship in a port in Mexico or Bermuda or the Bahamas,...
We lost one going through security getting back on the ship
It happens.

We lost track of our 6 year old going through security. Each person has to go through the metal detector one at a time and you have to put through backpacks and purses and crap and...
Look for Camp Carnival people on your way to the emergency drill
When you embark on the ship, the emergency drill (muster) will be very soon after. On our cruise, the camp carnival people were staffed at the bottom of the staircase by the doors where you exit...
This was my experience as well
If you have a BB with Verizon and you do not already have international service enabled for it, you need the international service to allow you to use the "Cellular At Sea" service. If you travel...
The first 2 weeks of december are good ANYWHERE in the US
In the U.S., no one travels for pleasure the first 2 weeks of december. They have either just travelled for thanksgiving or are about to travel for Christmas. You can get dirt cheap rooms in...
Carnival Will do it for you too
I just remembered that carnival will create custom shirts for you/your group too.

On the Bon Voyage website, you can actually design/create your own custom t-shirts with whatever text you want...
Tie Dye kit from craft store
We did our first "family" tie dye project right out of a kit that we
bought at a craft store. I now notice that there are several different
kinds now to choose from. I think I even saw kits in...
Walkie talkies that text would be awesome
I would not rely on phones that PTT (push-to-talk) since they almost certainly use the cell signal to do it - not "through the air" radio like walkie talkies.

I googled "walkie talkies that text"...
"Dinner with Friends" is a Camp Carnival Activity
My kids were not big fans of Camp Carnival but they did enjoy "Dinner with Friends" where the kids joined the camp staff and others for dinner on the Lido deck and after dinner the staff took them to...
Do it yourself for less
If you really just want the beach, there are lots of options that don't cost nearly that much and require less walking - and you might end up at nicer and less crowded beaches. The beaches at...
Pride is a spirit class ship
I believe the Pride is the same class ship and I can say, from experience,
that deck 8 forward was worse than deck 4 forward in terms of motion sickness. We encountered some rough seas for a good...