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I pre-order a case of bottled water, and the...
I pre-order a case of bottled water, and the canned orange juice. I carry on a bottle of champagne and then make mimosas on board. :) :)
And luckily, the federal government’s (USAF,...
And luckily, the federal government’s (USAF, USCG, USN etc) criteria for launching a MEDEVAC are to prevent loss of life, limb, or eyesight, and to prevent undue suffering. After coordinating these...
It took me 4 cruises between March 2013 and...
It took me 4 cruises between March 2013 and January 2016 (under the old system).

10 night Norwegian Sun - 20 points (suite)
7 night Norwegian Dawn - 14 points (suite)
7 night Norwegian Sun - 21...
Not rude at all! I wish I had an answer for you,...
Not rude at all! I wish I had an answer for you, but I have no idea. After ~20 cruises with Carnival (where I normally got around 5000 points average, with one cruise at 8,000 points), I took a break...
I hope you score one someday! I have no idea how,...
I hope you score one someday! I have no idea how, but I sure as heck was dancing around the house while I was on the phone with her when I found out. :')
I got this email this morning, thinking it was a...
I got this email this morning, thinking it was a normal Premier offer. I called about the 25 Nov sailing on Horizon, and was initially told it was all booked up. The agent put me on hold, then came...
I fell in love with the Mr. Worldwide on Getaway....
I fell in love with the Mr. Worldwide on Getaway. A refreshing strawberry purée and champagne drink. Counting down the days until I can have another (or 10) on Epic in December!
Really? That's great news! The old one was tiny,...
Really? That's great news! The old one was tiny, and frequently had people waiting outside for space to open up. And a Starbucks? :hearteyes:
There is indeed a 'Captain's Lounge' there - we...
There is indeed a 'Captain's Lounge' there - we used it last summer when we sailed on Liberty as Platinum and suite guests. The lounge there was pretty good sized - much larger than the one in Long...
Well that certainly explains a lot. I booked an...
Well that certainly explains a lot. I booked an October 2018 cruise in mid-June, and wasn't able to complete the online check-in immediately as I normally do. Mid-July check-in, it is then!
I don't even have a cruise currently booked on...
I don't even have a cruise currently booked on Royal (but sooooooooon), and I am refreshing this thread every few hours. What a fun, well-written review! I'm thoroughly enjoying following along! :D
Same. I was married before as well - former...
Same. I was married before as well - former husband wouldn’t ‘let’ me cruise solo, and couldn’t understand why I would ever want to travel without him. :rolleyes: Current hubs and I married in our...
I’ve done 2 solo cruises - a 3 day and a 7 day....
I’ve done 2 solo cruises - a 3 day and a 7 day. Hubs is perfectly fine with it. I like to cruise more than he does (he’s content with a 7-day cruise a year, or maybe 2 short cruises). He’s 100%...
Thanks for the great review! Conquest was my 2nd...
Thanks for the great review! Conquest was my 2nd Carnival cruise back in 2005 (I think?), and we’re booked on her for the 8 day southern Carib sailing in October. Nice to hear about the updates, and...
Not on Carnival. There are a few random banks of...
Not on Carnival. There are a few random banks of non-smoking machines, but the casinos are still largely smoking on Carnival.

As to the OP’s question - I’ve yet to buy Cheers since I also always...
I’ve heard rumor of them selling out, so I...
I’ve heard rumor of them selling out, so I personally wouldn’t want to take the chance. Which reminded me that you do save $20 a person by reserving them pre-cruise instead of waiting until you’re on...
Sure, but spa passes have been known to sell out....
Sure, but spa passes have been known to sell out. I'd rather ensure I have mine. And there are times where it's not that much more to book the spa cabin. Also, the spa cabins are in close proximity...
I’ve sailed on both Dawn and Getaway in suites....
I’ve sailed on both Dawn and Getaway in suites. If I had to make the decision, I’d probably book a spa balcony or spa mini-suite on Getaway. That way you get the amenities of the larger ship, but...
My one necessity is my bright teal microfiber...
My one necessity is my bright teal microfiber hair towel - especially when cruising with a few other women! The bright color (instead of standard white) keeps it from accidentally getting tossed in...
I LOVE the cheese plate for dessert! I tried it a...
I LOVE the cheese plate for dessert! I tried it a few years ago on an NCL sailing when I just wasn't craving anything sweet after dinner. It was perfect - the various cheeses and fruits were lovely....
We're sailing in a spa mini-suite on Epic in...
We're sailing in a spa mini-suite on Epic in December, and from what I've found while researching, a balcony cabin is 216 sq ft, while a mini-suite is 245 sq feet. Also, it appears the mini-suites...
Agreed. After spending multiple dinners looking...
Agreed. After spending multiple dinners looking at our main courses or desserts sitting on a tray while the waiters dance, I’m over it. Please, just bring me my food! :eek: I don’t begrudge people...
3 right now - but I just retired this month, so...
3 right now - but I just retired this month, so I'm sure the number will increase!

Oct 2018 - 8-night Southern Caribbean on Conquest (casino comp)
Dec 2018 - 7-night Eastern Caribbean on NCL Epic...
True - I guess I misspoke. Happens a lot. :') But...
True - I guess I misspoke. Happens a lot. :') But either way, I hadn't sailed with Carnival since 2014, and got the Premier offers in 2017. We ended up taking the Premier Getaway cruise, and I ended...
Good advice! I got my tier email with the...
Good advice!

I got my tier email with the chart of status and benefits for each level this afternoon. First I've seen from them with the perks all spelled out, and a name attached to my tier. I...