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  1. Just reporting back. We used platinum self disembark on Saturday January 18th. Even with a slight delay we had cleared customs and we're in the car waiting area by 8:05am.
  2. I am Going on January 11. I Will try to report back for the Platinum Self assist disembark with the actual time I'm clear of the terminal.
  3. The top menu bar I choose manage, then make payment. Which took me to a screen for my booking number and last name. I was able to pay from there. Okay I will give that a try. Thank you. I Don't need to make a payment at the moment but I would like to get the second passengers name an info in as soon as possible.
  4. Just curious in case I need to try that next time. How were you able to enter the booking numbers without being able to log in? I am not very good with these computer things.
  5. Just wondering IF the Parking for Long Beach on Saturdays has been smoothed out. My last 3 cruises from Long Beach we had issues. Once no one was allowed to park due to the parking being booked for an event at the queen Mary. The other two no one was allowed to park until after 11:00am. The Early arrivals were sent to down town long beach off of 6th St. I believe. At least shuttles were provided. I am leaving on the Panorama on January 11. We usually show up at the parking structure at around 9:30 to 10:00. Thank you for any updates.
  6. Thank you all for the replies. That will keep me from panicking. Nothing I hate more then to not be able to check on my bookings any time I want.
  7. Just wondering if anyone else is having trouble logging into their Carnival accounts tonight? Have tried both Microsoft Edge and Chrome with 2 different accounts with no luck so far.
  8. If your cloths can hold up to Hot water and super high heat for the drying cycle then yes. For $15.00 its hard to beat. I always get back two bags for the one I sent out.
  9. Another thing to keep in mind when looking at flights is that all the airlines are missing the 737 MAX jets. This is causing a severe plane shortage. It has just been announced that they will not be back in service any time soon. Due to this I don't expect prices to drop.
  10. I did a partial transit on the Pride in 2017. Only crew members were allowed up in the Bow. They did have a higher forward deck set aside for Dimond. Everyone else including Plantinum were on their own.
  11. I have done two 12 days,one 13 day & one 14 day. 1500 points has always been the magic number.
  12. True. Ships can always use more bars and servers. But the Big Thing that I forgot has to due with the Casino. The Casino Needs to have a entirely separate Glass enclosed area for smoking like The NCL Bliss has created.
  13. Maybe not in topic but my favorite ship has not been built. I would like a ship themed like the Liberty. Deck five would be like the Dream class ships With the 4 extra Hot tubes. The Aft lido Deck would have a serenity area like the Spirit class ships. The Lido Mid section Would also Have Two Pools with one Capable of Being Covered like the Spirt Class ships. This Ship should have a water works Play Area Equal to the Breeze. This Ship should also have a spa similar to the Splendors. Starting of with this list, I believe this would be my favorite ship.
  14. As Noted By CruiserBruce, The Snorkeling has not been very Good on Mexican Rivera Cruises. I have finally stopped Packing the snorkel Equipment. I just Bring a good pair of swim Goggles that are also shaded, Just in Case I see something I can get a picture of. I'm only about 80 miles out of Long Beach and it is not worth bringing the Gear.
  15. On Carnival I believe that you have to put your card in the slot machines and set up a players account with pin number. The reason for this is the machines do not give out cash or vouchers. All money is transferred to the players account. On 7 day or longer cruises 1500 points will get you the drinks on US card for the remainder of the cruise, (in casino only) Earn 5000 points or more and you should get a drinks on US card (in casino only) for your next cruise. I earned over 5000 points on my last cruise and received a bounce back offer, which while not free saved me over 800.00 for 3 people on my next cruise. plus I get the drinks on US card. I play Slots, 3 card poker and craps. The Slots are by far the most easiest points to track.
  16. Just wait until you have been having a great time at an all inclusive beach excursion, Then waited in a tender line for 40 minutes. Finally you get back on the ship with only one priority in mind. Those fish swimming in one direction on NCL ships are a life saver. On Splendor I was not a happy camper when I realized I was going in the wrong direction.
  17. I Have only sailed on Carnival and Norwegian so far. with out getting into the details of cost, I feel that what you get with cheers on carnival is the best deal. 15 alcoholic drinks and all other drinks including shakes per day. If I understand right the new fresh squeezed orange juice on the new Sea Day Brunch menus are not included. Cheers even includes bottled water.
  18. Well the situation on parking has not improved. I Know someone that left on the splendor on Saturday July 27 and they were not allowed to park at the parking structure. The structure had once again been rented for the weekend. No notice was sent out. The worst part is that my friend waited in line for the curb side drop off for is wife and luggage, then went to park. It was at this point that he was notified that he could not park and the structure was closed. His wife was stuck waiting for 1.5 hours for him to get to the Public parking structure, wait for the bus and return to the terminal. If this Continues I feel that Carnival and the City of Long Beach will once again lose a brand new ship like happened when the Splendor first came out although for different reasons. Some of these reasons To Include Economy at the time, Swine Flu Outbreak, Passengers robbed during ship sponsored excursion and Damaging a Coral reef in the hawiian islands And Sailing the same exact cruises 90% of the time due to logistics. Several of these reasons are in no fact due to Carnival. How ever as history shows Carnival will not be able to continuously sell the new Panorama if the local population can not even depend on being able to park on embarkation day.
  19. I' m booked for January 2020. However my excitement for any of the Vista class ships is low. The reported design for the main theater's do not seem to audience friendly. Losing space for the comedy club venues do not sound audience friendly. The Spa's on the vistas ships from reports and pictures do not even compete with the Carnival splendor or especially the NCL breakaway class ships. I haven't been in the Carnival Dream class spa's to compare. Did not realize what I was missing on my Dream and Breeze cruises. The main thing that bugs me about the Vista class ships is the fact that that removed the 4 hot tubes located on deck5 that are located on the Dream Class ships. These really helped to disperse passengers throughout the ship. Now I Feel that they have left these out on purpose for the sole purpose to generate extra money by inciting people to spend more money for the Havana Class Cabins so that they can achieve an exclusive area of the ship with limited access. Yet at the same time even the pop out for the former hot tubes are still in place on deck 5. If Carnival continues with this trend we will soon find out they are just like NLC where Only the people paying the High prices for the Haven will even be able to the access the front of the ship on the outside decks. This was the case for our cruise on the Bliss last October. The main reason for this cruise in January is because it works for our group. We are all on the west coast. I am only 80 miles out of Long Beach, the others can fly in easily.
  20. Sorry it took me so long to respond after the trip. Reality, such as work set in. Darn. But as for the week of our cruise, Starting on June 29 2019, the majority of the parking structure was off limits. Apparently someone was holding a large scale event at the Queen Mary and reserved the majority of the available space for that night. We had to go into down town Long Beach to public parking structure A. Free bus service was provided and the cost of parking was $54.00 cheaper. However the 45 min wait after debarkation to return to the structure was frustrating. As always the cruise itself was great.
  21. Glad I found this review in the early stages. I will be sailing o the Splendor again on 06/29/2019. This Review will help Keep me excited about my upcoming trip. Thank you for taking the time to make these reviews. Also I was on Carnival Pride relocation cruise in 2017 from Tampa to Baltimore. That was a fantastic trip. My Uncle and myself were on the Carnival purchased excursions that held up the departure from Limon Costa Rico during that trip. The company running the Excursion did not understand the difference between Local time and Ship Time
  22. I personally would not check someone else's luggage in. the luggage tags are printed with the individuals names. In the off chance that Carnival realizes that an individuals luggage is on board, yet they have not been Dinged onto the ship. Could sail away be held up to investigate? This would be a good way to make new friends. Or in my mind using a luggage tag with your name on it, and the person you are checking the luggage in for doesn't show up. I can see myself sitting in a small room, claiming no that's not my bag, as the police respond with then why is your name on the tag? i
  23. Nope, the great part of the longer cruises is that it is still the same 1500 points.
  24. I could be wrong, but I don't believe that this would be allowed due to the Passenger Safety Act. Foreign flagged vessels are not allowed to transport passengers between American ports with out first stopping at a distant foreign port being involved. If the B2B trip starts and ends in the same port it would not be a problem. However getting from Fort Lauderdale to Miami to start the 2nd cruise will most likely be a violation of the PSVA. For this reason most of the repositioning cruises require a stop over in either Aruba, Curacao, or Bonaire. Cartagena Columbia also appears to count for Panama Canal cruises. Every cruise that I have taken so far that started and stopped in different ports have stopped at one of these ports. Due to the reasons above I think you will have to transport yourself between the ports.
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