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My first imput here is,,,

leave the door to your mini fridge slightly open, it improves the circulation, and cools much better!

I tried this, and my drinks were twice as cool as before the door was left slightly open!;p

So what's your ideas, thoughts,,,,

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I thought of another,,,,

I hate the plain taste of water, do not like the gas I get from soda, so we always bring those single packets of water flavoring, similar to Crystal Lite, my favorite is A&W Root Beer single packets.

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Thought of another,,

Wanna try the Steakhouse, but think $35. is a little too much, order the same steak in the MDR for $20.!

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My first imput here is,,,

leave the door to your mini fridge slightly open, it improves the circulation, and cools much better!

I tried this, and my drinks were twice as cool as before the door was left slightly open!;p

So what's your ideas, thoughts,,,,

For newbies you may wish to clarify it's not the door to the fridge you leave ajar but the door to the cabinet which houses the mini-fridge itself.

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Great tips! I always buy Carnival discounted gift cards and put them on my sail and sign card!

 

 

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Bring an extension cord, not a power strip. Many power strips have been taken because they have (or look like they have) surge protection. Surge protection is a fire hazard onboard.

 

Walls are metal, bring some magnets.

 

 

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Thought of another,,

Wanna try the Steakhouse, but think $35. is a little too much, order the same steak in the MDR for $20.!

 

Is it really the same steak? I was always under the impression that the steaks in the MDR (even then ones you pay extra for) are not the same as the ones in the steakhouse. If I'm wrong, that's a great tip!

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My first imput here is,,,

leave the door to your mini fridge slightly open, it improves the circulation, and cools much better!

I tried this, and my drinks were twice as cool as before the door was left slightly open!;p

So what's your ideas, thoughts,,,,

 

I am definitely trying to remember to do this

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For newbies you may wish to clarify it's not the door to the fridge you leave ajar but the door to the cabinet which houses the mini-fridge itself.

 

That is absolutely correct!:D The door to the wooden enclosure, 'not' the fridge door!

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Is it really the same steak? I was always under the impression that the steaks in the MDR (even then ones you pay extra for) are not the same as the ones in the steakhouse. If I'm wrong, that's a great tip!

 

I can only state that the steak I ordered on the Glory in the MDR was soooo good, I ate the Fat!;p

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Pack light, one rolling carry-on or similar per person. It makes travel in general so much easier.

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Ms AmBear chimed in,,,,she says stay away from the casino!-))

I think that was aimed at me!-))

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On Embarkation Day, I get a water cup from the buffet area and take it to our cabin. I put my car keys and loose change in it and put it in the safe along with my wallet. I won't need that stuff until Debarkation Day. I'm on vacation. Might as well give my pockets a vacation too.;)

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On Embarkation Day, I get a water cup from the buffet area and take it to our cabin. I put my car keys and loose change in it and put it in the safe along with my wallet. I won't need that stuff until Debarkation Day. I'm on vacation. Might as well give my pockets a vacation too.;)

 

Good idea. I always have loose change in the safe and its hard to get out.

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Thought of another,,

Wanna try the Steakhouse, but think $35. is a little too much, order the same steak in the MDR for $20.!

 

I read this is as the appetizer and desert are $15. That really doesn't sound that bad to me....

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Is it really the same steak? I was always under the impression that the steaks in the MDR (even then ones you pay extra for) are not the same as the ones in the steakhouse. If I'm wrong, that's a great tip!

 

On my last cruise, the casino comped me a steakhouse selection steak in the MDR so I tried it. I did not think it was as good as the steaks I've purchased in the steakhouses. Consider though when you pay $35 at the steakhouse that also includes your sides and dessert.

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Walls are metal, bring some magnets.

 

 

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We were just on the Sunshine in a Lido balcony and the walls and door were not metal. Our magnetic hooks only stuck to the ceiling.

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We both always bring a flashlight. You would not believe how dark the inside of a ship is until the power goes out. I love the idea of the cup in the safe for keys and loose change, and the tip of leaving the cabinet slightly ajar for the frig. :)

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Great tips! I always buy Carnival discounted gift cards and put them on my sail and sign card!

 

 

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Where do you get them.

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1) Get an over the door shoe organizer. Great for sandals, sunscreen, sunglasses, S&S cards, sunburn cream, etc. Never lose stuff again!

2) Pop up hamper that folds flat. Keeps dirty clothes organized.

3) Small mesh hanging shower caddy. There’s no place to put your on shampoo and conditioner, shower gel, razor, shaving cream etc. Mine hangs from the shower nozzle and keeps it all at my fingertips.

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I'm a big guy, and those showers are barely big enough for me, so I bring a shower brush that comes with a 16 inch handle, makes it a lot easier to wash those hard to reach spots in such a small area!-)

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  1. If you want to pack lighter and have less luggage to drag around, buy a small thing of tide pods and do some laundry on the ship. Some may say "Not while I am on vacation," but a few hours in the laundry room might save you $60-$90 in airline fees for extra carry-on baggage.
  2. If you don't buy a drink package, and you are sick of water, lemonade, or ice tea, you can make a delicious drink called an Arnold Palmer. Just mix equal amounts of ice tea and lemonade over ice. It is less bitter than the iced tea, but not overly sweat and sour like lemonade gets after a while. :cool:
  3. If you are sharing your stateroom with others, or even just one person, showering can become problematic if you are in a rush. The spa often shares the locker-room with the fitness center, and you do NOT need to buy a spa pass to use the showers there, and they are a bit more roomy than the stateroom showers. (I am not referring to the ones INSIDE the spa, but the locker room.) This is not a good tip however if far away from the spa.
  4. At the buffet, I grab a silverware roll and just drop it in my pocket before I go through the line. This gives me two hands to carry my plate and get my food.
  5. Over the Counter Medical Stuff: cut my toe open really bad while snorkeling, or before snorkeling actually. The price of the antibiotic ointment (generic Bacitracin) and band-aids was a lot higher in the Fun-Shops than down in the infirmary, and they could still charge my S&S account. I assume the same is true for other generic OTC meds, but your mileage may vary.

I love the idea earlier about getting a cup to organize your keys, etc while stored in the safe! Great idea!:D

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That is absolutely correct!:D The door to the wooden enclosure, 'not' the fridge door!
I hang a folded hand towel over the top of the door to keep it from (inevitably) closing.

 

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