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14 hours ago, SNJCruisers said:

But you still need a smart phone.  Flip phones will not cut it trying to access the QR codes.

What's a flip phone ? Never mind , I just saw a Consumer Cellular ad . 😁

12 hours ago, SDN said:

Are the coin pusher machines still in the casino? I was wondering if they wouldn't want people handling those quarters.

Frankly this was never a great idea . Noro virus anyone ?

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5 minutes ago, MistyRo76 said:

Yes of course you still need a smart phone....I was just speaking to the fact that the change to using QR codes was likely not driving a significant number of people to buy the WiFi packages as John had stated that you don't need any type of package to use the QR codes. 

 

I am guessing that Carnival probably deactivated many non-essential systems on the ship that weren't in use during the prolonged cruising stoppage. Once cruising resumed, these systems were reactivated and there may have been a few bugs to workout. I work in aviation and during the early part of the pandemic when no one was flying anywhere, many of our aircraft owners elected to do the same in order to manage costs. Wi-fi usage was always the first system to be deactivated during this time. Other owners took the downtime to upgrade systems as well. There are always some kinks to work out once things are back in use - and I'm sure Carnival tested these systems, but not to the extend of having 3000+ people onboard. Hard to replicate real world usage scenarios. 

Agree, if this is the biggest speed bump they have, then consider it a home run.  

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9 minutes ago, Clemson Cruiser said:

Trivia in Ocean Plaza.   Paul is still sleeping but loves to win his ship on a stick.  
 

got my large cappuccino with sugar free hazelnut 

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Can you get that with cheers

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19 hours ago, Clemson Cruiser said:

Sorry the slow response.  The WiFi is not working well.  Even paradeejay mentioned no live vlog due to the upload speed.  

If Carnival wants everyone to get on board with their IT solutions then Carnival needs to make some serious upgrades. 

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8 minutes ago, Clemson Cruiser said:

Do these metal dots in the upper atrium floor have a purpose?

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First impression: Star map as seen from somewhere in the Caribbean? 

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4 minutes ago, sanmarcosman said:

If Carnival wants everyone to get on board with their IT solutions then Carnival needs to make some serious upgrades. 

Not sure what is different, but the wifi on Horizon is their fastest.  Wonder if the increased hup traffic is significant?. 

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51 minutes ago, richstowe said:

What's a flip phone ? Never mind , I just saw a Consumer Cellular ad . 😁

Frankly this was never a great idea . Noro virus anyone ?

Man I was the last of my family to get a cell phone (and that was circa 2008).  Would only agree if we gave up the landline in return.  
 

Never looked back & I am getting grayer by the day.  You basically HAVE to have some form of cell (hopefully smart) phone at this point to communicate (text, pics, directions).  Hopefully if you can afford a cruise, you can afford a cell phone (even a Tracfone).

 

Just a point of reference on the directions.  I was in a local pharmacy the other day.  An elderly couple could not find a local attraction & I was telling the gentleman turn-by-turn instructions (all of 2 turns but about 4 miles). I did ask if they had a smartphone & the answer was “no”.  I almost had them follow me there but was on lunch from work. I worried about their safety at that point but saw they made the first turn safely.  
 

To me, Google Maps alone are worth the cost of cell phone + amortized purchase service.

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1 hour ago, Clemson Cruiser said:

One advantage to the online fun times is the ability to ❤️ items you are interested in. EFB5435A-8CF3-462B-93BA-9206871A1E8D.thumb.png.997ea7a8a306c8a89292e6188628a876.png

Now, I really like the ability to do this.

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Just now, moonbmn53 said:

Now, I really like the ability to do this.

Yes 🙌.  It’s been messaging me all morning.  You have trivia coming up in the Ocean Plaza, etc.   must find Paul soon.   Need a ship on a stick. 

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18 minutes ago, Clemson Cruiser said:

  You have trivia coming up in the Ocean Plaza, etc.   must find Paul soon.   Need a ship on a stick. 

 

13 minutes ago, moonbmn53 said:

Love those Ship on a Sticks.

Yes always my goal for every ship.

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On 7/3/2021 at 10:45 PM, WhaleTailFlCruiser said:

Ooof Flying spirit, You brave souls. 

Agree  .. i just endured a RT to Florida on them last week .. they were a last resort .. and will continue to be. 

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I have been cruising carnival since 2014 and have never seen a ship on a stick before. Of course, I don’t play trivia, so I guess that’s why.   People seem to be really crazy for them!  😎

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