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Luvcrusn, thanks for including the link in your...
Luvcrusn, thanks for including the link in your post. Been searching on the 'new' site over and over again for how to order flowers for my DW for her birthday cruise to no avail. So easy to find it...
Recent events such as the one in Manchester won't...
Recent events such as the one in Manchester won't change our plans for our trip later this year. I'm more concerned with the political rhetoric impacting our relationship with allies and the tone...
Know I'm going to get some nay-sayers, but what a...
Know I'm going to get some nay-sayers, but what a great opportunity to disconnect from the phone for yourself and the kids. Turn them off, don't use wifi, don't log-in. Relax and reconnect. If you...
Can't say we're actually penny pinchers but we do...
Can't say we're actually penny pinchers but we do mind our cents and relish the fact that when the final statement comes at the end of the cruise we conserve trees by having a slim printout. We...
Enough said. Had enough interaction with them...
Enough said. Had enough interaction with them in my prior life to know you get what you pay for though a lot is lost in the interpretation.

And yes, the site is one of the worst I've used in a...
Downside to using a TA is that once you have one,...
Downside to using a TA is that once you have one, Carnival will not deal with you directly on any changes and refer you (nicely) to your TA. You also have less of a chance (in fact I think nil) of...
Forum: Aruba
Posted By chatdad
May sound a little odd, but our favorite...
May sound a little odd, but our favorite restaurant in Aruba is Bavaria German Restaurant in Palm Beach (next to Wendy's). Great German food and pretzels to die for. Do check first to see if they...
Not at all. The East and West cruises are very...
Not at all. The East and West cruises are very much different experiences for both scenery and people groups.

As with any of the cruise lines we've sailed on (6 different ones to date, each...
Bavaria Food and Drink Restaurant (near the...
Bavaria Food and Drink Restaurant (near the Hardee's in Eagle Beach). Found this last trip and the german food was excellent. They do a yeast pretzel that I've not had anywhere (including Germany)...
Like most lines, RCCL prioritizes check in for...
Like most lines, RCCL prioritizes check in for their highest level loyalty program guests and those who are booked in suites. So even if you're first in line, you may not be first on board. Expect...
The area between Boppard and Bingen is typically...
The area between Boppard and Bingen is typically considered the most scenic. Enjoy there are castles lining both sides of the river. You most likely will have the option to tour Marksburg Castle...
It will reflect sold out.
It will reflect sold out.
Our personal preference is to be sandwiched...
Our personal preference is to be sandwiched between two cabin decks (typically deck 7 or 8) and away from elevators to cut down on noise.

Deck 2 is directly below the Lobby Deck which may be ok...
Was fun reading through all the post. Our kid's...
Was fun reading through all the post. Our kid's first two cruises were on the Atlantic first and then the larger Oceanic (BRB). We still have the t-shirts from those. To this day the ocean view...
Will be in Turkey mid March to end of month for a...
Will be in Turkey mid March to end of month for a land tour (starting in Istanbul). If that's not too late, would be glad to pick up a map or two for you. There's also a good map in Fodor's Top 25...
Amyellabella: wonderful reading through your...
Amyellabella: wonderful reading through your posts and the great advice. We're actually starting a land tour in Tallinn next month (arriving Sept 10) a few days early just to meander around and...
wake up, eat, read, eat, read, ice cream, read,...
wake up, eat, read, eat, read, ice cream, read, eat, read, go to show (read while waiting), time for bed. And hope to do it all again the next sea day.

that's what vacations are all about.
Forum: Bahamas
Posted By chatdad
Nassau was one of our stops a week ago tomorrow...
Nassau was one of our stops a week ago tomorrow and we got no upfront mention or notice from Carnival on the 'outbreak' until we boarded the ship. Would have been nice if they send alerts to their...
We received confirmation from Carnival via email...
We received confirmation from Carnival via email 72 hours after on-line reservation made. Got a reminder card in our stateroom day before reservation.

First time we opted for paying for food on a...
take both and an extension cord.
take both and an extension cord.
My suggestion, buy a multi-day transportation...
My suggestion, buy a multi-day transportation pass, use the buses and ferry to go just about anywhere you want on your own. This is one island that's easy to do on your own. Been there three times...
http://cruisett.com/content.php
http://cruisett.com/content.php
While there's a lot to eat, some of us need our...
While there's a lot to eat, some of us need our comfort foods. For me, it's gummi bears and I bring enough to last the trip (a bag a day typically does it). We will also bring PB crackers if we're...
When our kids cruised with us we brought along a...
When our kids cruised with us we brought along a set of cheap walkie talkies to stay in contact as they roamed around the ship.
here's a site you can use to find who's in port ...
here's a site you can use to find who's in port

http://cruisett.com/ports.php