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24 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:


I think you would enjoy a spa cabin on Splendor since it has a thalassotherapy pool too, although I prefer the Dream class setup better since the t-pool is adjacent to the thermal suite. 

I go the daily spa thing on the breeze last December just to use the thalassotherapy pool and heated loungers.  so since the spa rooms come with it- bonus. 

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27 minutes ago, PhillyFan33579 said:


I think you would enjoy a spa cabin on Splendor since it has a thalassotherapy pool too, although I prefer the Dream class setup better since the t-pool is adjacent to the thermal suite. 

Breeze and deam and vista go out of Galveston though... I'm not flying to do splendor.

 

Havent done breeze yet, magic, dream yes, but not breeze. 

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35 minutes ago, MeganGC1983 said:

Remember with Galveston, cheers! doesn’t start until the second day

Are you sure you dont have new orleans confused with Galveston ?

You could be right, I've never had cheers  but always had a welcome aboard drink out of Galveston, and that evening they do liquor tasting. New Orleans does not.

 

There might be a law people dodge about taxes until the ship .eaves the dock, and until the ship hits international waters, some beers and drinks limited  but you hit international waters by 7 pm or 8 pm.

 

Idk why you cant do cheers but can drink first day out of Galveston? 

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1 hour ago, jcgld62 said:

My offer is RU3 which says "free cheers for you", so if it doesn't apply to hubs it isn't worth the additional $250 that the cabin would be. Especially since we're currently booked under a casino rate which has DOU for both + casino $$, and we have the $600 OBC because it's a rebooked cruise.

When the casino pays for your cruise, how will they recover the cost if U refuse to play in the casino?

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12 minutes ago, firefly333 said:

Are you sure you dont have new orleans confused with Galveston ?

You could be right, I've never had cheers  but always had a welcome aboard drink out of Galveston, and that evening they do liquor tasting. New Orleans does not.

 

There might be a law people dodge about taxes until the ship .eaves the dock, and until the ship hits international waters, some beers and drinks limited  but you hit international waters by 7 pm or 8 pm.

 

Idk why you cant do cheers but can drink first day out of Galveston? 

It's because of Texas law regarding taxes on alcohol sales.  Carnival limits the types of drinks available for the first day, and starts Cheers on Day 2 (and you pay for one day less as a result for the package).  Any drinks you order on Day 1 are a la carte.

 

EDIT: and the alcohol containers for drinks sold on Day 1 are segregated from the alcohol used for the rest of the cruise.  Tax stamps etc.

 

New York has the same thing going on.

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5 minutes ago, ProgRockCruiser said:

It's because of Texas law regarding taxes on alcohol sales.  Carnival limits the types of drinks available for the first day, and starts Cheers on Day 2 (and you pay for one day less as a result for the package).  Any drinks you order on Day 1 are a la carte.

 

EDIT: and the alcohol containers for drinks sold on Day 1 are segregated from the alcohol used for the rest of the cruise.  Tax stamps etc.

 

New York has the same thing going on.

Alcohol I buy in onboard shops, is cheaper here than onboard, and now Galveston had like a 2.50 a bottle tax. I bought 2 expensive scotches and 2 cheaper last time. And didnt have all this obc, and then found out about the new tax per bottle. Used to be 1 bottle not taxed, Galveston keeps getting worse on taxes. Cigarettes taxed but no limit on cigars lol (not me, I buy them for friends).

 

But getting off subject.

 

Drinks, ok, yes I knew there was a law what could be served first day out of Galveston but I've always been ala carte. 

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Okay, so just checking in....    RU2 showed up in my offers this weekend; haven't seen an email though.  

 

I've been looking at the early November and late January Galveston 4 day cruises for quite awhile.  The price changes for November on this offer (interior / spa interior) are both $40 per person and loss of the onboard credit (which I believe is $25 at this time).  

 

I haven't contacted anyone to ask (complain) about not receiving this offer previously, but was perturbed by it.  

 

Still can't beat the < $500 cost I had booked for next January (again, 4 days) for 2 people in a spa balcony cabin, with $600 OBC.  We'll never get that again!!

  

Thanks.

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I just noticed the Drink Offer today. It looked to be about $130 PP more than the lower rates. Cruise needed to be booked for April-Dec 2021, if I remember correctly. Let's see what I can find with the lowest deposit possible. 

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1 hour ago, Cruisesfun65 said:

This might have been mentioned, but can someone tell me if we have to pay 18% gratuities on this deal? Or are they included?

Since the drinks are on them, in theory there should be no gratuity: 18% of zero is zero.

 

Going all the way through the payment page, there was no 18% of $52 x #days extra charge.

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11 hours ago, mnp75 said:

I just noticed the Drink Offer today. It looked to be about $130 PP more than the lower rates. Cruise needed to be booked for April-Dec 2021, if I remember correctly. Let's see what I can find with the lowest deposit possible. 

With the free Cheers offer, you pay full non-refundable deposit.

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5 minutes ago, shoptom said:

I received the free Cheers email this morning.  Must book by the 13th.  It links to no available cruises on the Carnival site.

Just go to carnival.com and click on today's deals, and it should come up under your vipf number. You should be able to get to it that way.  Maybe you have to be signed in on the carnival site?

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7 minutes ago, firefly333 said:

Just go to carnival.com and click on today's deals, and it should come up under your vipf number. You should be able to get to it that way.  Maybe you have to be signed in on the carnival site?

 

I just now clicked on this, like you suggest. My offer is RU2, but it is only for 2021cruises. I didn't know that before. Unless that's only the offer they are giving me. We booked January 2022 before the offer and aren't changing it. I just like to talk about cruising again.

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On 12/6/2020 at 6:45 PM, Cruisesfun65 said:

The cabins themselves are identical to the regular cabins. Only difference is the spa amenities you'll receive.

On the Dream class the 6S spa ocean view cabins are huge. But other than that, no difference. 

 

I booked our first Spa cabin! It is on the Horizon, a 8P level on deck 11. How will that be?

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8 minutes ago, let's go cruising said:

 

I just now clicked on this, like you suggest. My offer is RU2, but it is only for 2021cruises. I didn't know that before. Unless that's only the offer they are giving me. We booked January 2022 before the offer and aren't changing it. I just like to talk about cruising again.

Actually it's only April thru dec 2021, yes those are the terms. You can see the terms if you click on today's deals. 

 

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