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Originally posted by hilltopfamily
If you have kids 12 or under, they can order soda or "pop" free of charge with dinner in the assigned dining room at night only (not in the buffet areas). You may have a waiter/waitress attempt to charge you for it, as it seems they are not all aware of this policy. A smile and a reminder that Carnival offers free carbonated beverages to children at dinner was all it took for us, our waitress returned later and apologized, while informing us that we were indeed correct.
Is this still available?? Can anyone confirm for the Pride???

Thanks.
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Originally posted by goofygal531
Is this still available?? Can anyone confirm for the Pride???

Thanks.
It was that way years ago... but since kids are well over 12 now I don't know anymore. I'd get it, see if you are charged and if so.... well it $2 or so.
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Originally posted by bobsfamily
It was that way years ago... but since kids are well over 12 now I don't know anymore. I'd get it, see if you are charged and if so.... well it $2 or so.
My experience has always been that the kids get charged for pop - even during dinner. If they ask for you S&S card, you are getting charged - guaranteed!
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I think it was that way before soda cards but now they want to push the card... in fact I remember someone posting that after the kids had shown their card the first night a soda was always waiting for them each night.
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Hello All,

I've read through who knows how many pages of this thread and near the beginning, I read that you can order several items off the main menu in places like the Supper Club where you pay $30 for dinner. Those posts were from several years ago, and I haven't seen anything mentioned about this being mentioned recently. Has anyone that has been to the Supper Club (on Conquest) ordered the steak and also the lobster (or two deserts, etc)? My wife and I are sailing Conquest on 12/06/09 and are getting very excited.

Thanks for your help,
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jobster71,

Maam it is such a truism.

In Asia , Europe, Africa and S.America too.

They do not even use most of the time hankerchiefs either..

That custom of using hankerchieves was started by Flandarian Gentlemen in the Kingdom of Flanders and aboard the ships.

Antwerpen was the Largest World Port.







Originally posted by jobster71
In some Mexican Ports like Progresso, to use the restroom they sell the toilet paper to you for 25 cents for about 5 sheets. If you give them 1 dollar they will not give you your change back. So bring coins with you or bring your own Toilet paper. I was laughing so hard when I found this out I had to buy extra toilet paper to blow my nose.
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Since the arrival of Pay as you Float places on the ships they have added good amounts of new revenues.

The quality lax has come in the the MDR. As they used to provide the better quality cuts of Beef and Seafoods gratis.


On your meal paid for in addition to your cruise ...You have to Ask for another Main Plate etc... if they don't then ask for your monies back after you finish the meal you paid for in addition to the cruise ...

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Hello All,

I've read through who knows how many pages of this thread and near the beginning, I read that you can order several items off the main menu in places like the Supper Club where you pay $30 for dinner. Those posts were from several years ago, and I haven't seen anything mentioned about this being mentioned recently. Has anyone that has been to the Supper Club (on Conquest) ordered the steak and also the lobster (or two deserts, etc)? My wife and I are sailing Conquest on 12/06/09 and are getting very excited.

Thanks for your help,
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1066 a.d William I.Again allied Flanders on ships with King Richard I won England / Scotland.Only I have documented from a.d. 241 so far.
Our N. American Family 1584-1587 Roanok Colony / Croatoan site, first English male child born in N.America, first Permanent Settlement on 05/14/1607 A.D. 2 of the 3 ships, Susan (Sarah) Constant & Godspeed building a fort at Jamestowne, Va.

A few years later also 8 more Kin Folk, aboard on the Dutch Liquor Ship, Mayflower 1621.

June 14th, a.d. 1646 our direct kinsman French first Grand Admiral Jean Armand de Maillé-Brézé killed at the Battle of Ortebello , at Sunset on his Flag Ship Grand Saint Louis . His dad was Marshall of France General Urbain de Maillé-Brézé married Miss Nicole du Plessis-Richelieu only sister of Cardinal Richelieu ...Armand Jean du Plessis, cardinal-duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac .

Site of the Battle ( Orbetello) of Isola del Giglio was near the Friday, a.d. Jan.13th 2012 17 Decked SHIP Costa Concordia Crashed (no deck 13) .
May GOD Bless US of America !
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Hello All,

I've read through who knows how many pages of this thread and near the beginning, I read that you can order several items off the main menu in places like the Supper Club where you pay $30 for dinner. Those posts were from several years ago, and I haven't seen anything mentioned about this being mentioned recently. Has anyone that has been to the Supper Club (on Conquest) ordered the steak and also the lobster (or two deserts, etc)? My wife and I are sailing Conquest on 12/06/09 and are getting very excited.

Thanks for your help,
All the steakhouses (they're not supper clubs anymore, the music is gone) are the same fleetwide. You may get away with ordering 2 appetizers or substituting one for the salad or soup, but you cannot order 2 entrees (they are so huge, not sure why you'd want to), and only one desert, but by that time, I don't even want desert! I always get the surf & turf, so get steak and lobster anyway.
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Originally posted by cathyz
only one desert, but by that time, I don't even want desert! I always get the surf & turf, so get steak and lobster anyway.
Cathyz and AAAAmerican, thanks for your replies. You're right Cathyz, after all that food, you probably don't need to entrees, but it's good to know you can get a two deserts or appetizers if I'm extra hungry or just want to try other stuff.

Thanks Again!!!
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I do hope everybody realizes that this thread was first begun in 2004!!

Do realize that some of the things discussed might have changed in five years.

However, it is a neat threat and one of the first ones I read back when I started cruising four years ago, and there are some nice tips. But, when you read about something (for example free softdrinks for kids at Dinner) be aware that the policy might have been changed.

So, if you wonder...post a question or a new thread...so you can get your answer.
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I have a question regarding the dinner menus. I have seen that the escargout is offered in the Sun King on the Freedom. Is this also offered sometime during the week in the MDR?
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Originally posted by Krystal Kleer
I have a question regarding the dinner menus. I have seen that the escargout is offered in the Sun King on the Freedom. Is this also offered sometime during the week in the MDR?
Yes it is - I think it's on the 2nd formal night? or last night of the cruise! Something to look forward to!
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Several have mentioned giving your steward a lil sumthing extra other then money. I've heard mention, left over alcohol, phone cards, laundry detergent etc. Are the crew really not allowed to drink after hours, use the laundry service, or call home?
Do they prefer these gifts over cash? If so, any other suggestions as to what else they may like?
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Originally posted by Hazelnutt46
Several have mentioned giving your steward a lil sumthing extra other then money. I've heard mention, left over alcohol, phone cards, laundry detergent etc. Are the crew really not allowed to drink after hours, use the laundry service, or call home?
Do they prefer these gifts over cash? If so, any other suggestions as to what else they may like?

I believe they prefer cash but certainly don't mind if you leave your extra alcohol, laundry detergent, etc. To learn about life onboard a ship as part of the crew, pick up a copy of "Cruise Confidential." It is a fun read and will probably give you a new appreciation for how hard the crew works.
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Thanks, i had seen that book mentioned, and had considered picking up a copy. But after reading some of the book reviews, was uncertain of it's helpfulness. Some said it contained more about "rendezvous", rather then cruise life. ...But guess i will just check it out
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Originally posted by ken_nyc
Just a bit of info, from what I have heard, you are charged for cappuccino now in the dinning room on alot of the ships. Maybe others will please let us know which ships are charging.
I just came off the Carnival Legend on 1 Nov and asked for a cappuccino after every mean in the dining room and was not charged.
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Originally posted by cah14522
My experience has always been that the kids get charged for pop - even during dinner. If they ask for you S&S card, you are getting charged - guaranteed!
I just noticed my signature line - still over 140 days to wait until our cruise on the Dream...WAY TOO LONG! I think we might need to find something sooner for just me and the missus?
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We Just came back froma cruise on The Valor..just last week. You cannot order an extra meal without being charged for it. The meal we had was the best steak I ever tasted...a 24oz Porterhouse. my wife had the surf and turf and found the half lobster tail kind of tough and not too tasty. The lobster we had in the dining room was listed as Miane Lobster and it was great. The one in the supper club just said Lobster tail, and I think it was a rock lobster from Africa...it wasn't very good. The meal was great however, and well worth the $30 per person.
Hello All,

I've read through who knows how many pages of this thread and near the beginning, I read that you can order several items off the main menu in places like the Supper Club where you pay $30 for dinner. Those posts were from several years ago, and I haven't seen anything mentioned about this being mentioned recently. Has anyone that has been to the Supper Club (on Conquest) ordered the steak and also the lobster (or two deserts, etc)? My wife and I are sailing Conquest on 12/06/09 and are getting very excited.

Thanks for your help,