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Irule7

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About Irule7

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  • Location
    Washington
  • Interests
    scrapbooking, gardening
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    St. Maarten

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  1. The part about a minor child traveling with only one adult is good for people to know. I would have never thought that if I went on a cruise without my husband and with my kids that they would need passports too.
  2. It’s a great time to do it, the price today was lower than when I bought it in 2015.
  3. Do you mean like funds that are in an IRA or 401k? I bought mine with my IRA account and just send them my statement and never had a problem.
  4. I would think your concealed carry license would work, but I would call Carnival back and ask.
  5. You go here: https://www.carnivalcorp.com/shareholder-information/shareholder-benefit. Click where it says click her to view shareholder benefit, it will bring up a file that tells you what to do. Basically you fax or mail to whichever line you are traveling on your name, reservation #, ship, sail date and proof of ownership of stock (like a statement from E*Trade). You have to do it no later than 3 weeks prior to your sailing.
  6. Go here https://www.carnivalcorp.com/shareholder-information/shareholder-benefit. Click where it says "Click here to view shareholder benefits". It will bring up a form and it tells you what you need to do. Basically you mail or fax the form with your information and proof of ownership of the stock.
  7. Yes it was Ft. Lauderdale. For some reason when I saw the post I was thinking Port Canaveral was Ft. Lauderdale. My mistake, sorry about that.
  8. If you are talking about leaving the cruise terminal, we haven't. There are tons of taxis, so we just use them. If you are talking going to the cruise terminal we have. Just make sure your Uber driver has been to the cruise terminal before and knows the rules. We had one pick us up at the hotel and on the way to the cruise terminal we asked if he had been there before, he said yes, but he still REALLY relied on GPS to get there. We get to the check point and they ask if he has a gun in the vehicle, he says "Yes." Which doesn't bother me at all, however you CANNOT get passed the check point with a gun in the vehicle. We had to get out of his vehicle with all our luggage and the security guard said you'll have to call another driver. So we walk across to the other side, where the cars are leaving. I'm trying to flag an outgoing taxi and then the security guard comes over and THANKFULLY says the gentleman in the Park N Ride bus will take us to the terminal for free.
  9. I've seen and taken advantage of some great Drop and Go sales. One year they had 3rd & 4th person in a cabin for $1. Granted this was for February and March going to the Caribbean. We couldn't take advantage of that one, but so wished we could have. You also have to weigh out the cost of flights. Sometimes that close the flights cost so much that your overall cost is the same as if you booked further in advance. I think if you are going January-March to the Caribbean you are pretty safe to wait and there will be cabins. Most families don't take vacations during that time because of school. We are different, LOL. Every couple of years we take our kids out of school and go on a family vacation in February or March.
  10. We booked a taxi ride and kayak through Caribbean Paddling. Or you can take the ferry. It was a fun option to kayak over to the island. Plus we had a kayak to tool around the bay when we got tired of sunbathing πŸ™‚. Our driver was great! The ferry runs once an hour on the dot. So just make sure you factor that in so you get back to the ship on time if you take the ferry. Our ship was in port from 8-5, so we went early and spent like 5 hours on the island. Lots of iguanas and hermit crabs. We had a bit of granola bar to feed the iguanas and one even crawled on my daughter's lap.
  11. You would probably want to finish your drink before getting back on the boat. They normally anchor in the bay and you have to swim to the island and back to the boat. Not a long way, but the water is fairly deep where they anchor. At least that's what I remember, it was a 3 years ago when we did the tour. One of the places they took us it was just a huge rock in the ocean and we snorkeled around it. The other area was a nature preserve and there was a beach in the distance, but I can't remember if you can go on the beach or not.
  12. I saw these at Dick's Sporting goods. If you just have a phone and cruise card, it would work.
  13. You can taxi over there yourself and do the ferry, it's mostly making sure your taxi driver will come back and get you, and on time. The ferry only runs once an hour. In the morning, it first goes over when it's full, at least that's what my daughter told me they said. So that would have been around 9:30 or 10:00 when we were there. As far as the kayak goes, they told us to park it on the beach between the two restaurants. We just left it there and no one bothered it. If you are only in St. Maarten 7:00-2:00, I wouldn't make the trek over there. You're only going to end up with a couple of hours on the beach, and you really need more time than that to spend there. I'd wait for another cruise when you are on the island longer. On our cruise we were there 8:00-5:00.
  14. Just make sure your Uber driver has been to the cruise terminal before and knows the rules. We had one pick us up at the hotel and on the way to the cruise terminal we asked if he had been there before, he said yes, but he still REALLY relied on GPS to get there. We get to the check point and they ask if he has a gun in the vehicle, he says "Yes." Which doesn't bother me at all, however you CANNOT get passed the check point with a gun in the vehicle. We had to get out of his vehicle with all our luggage and the security guard said you'll have to call another driver. So we walk across to the other side, where the cars are leaving. I'm trying to flag an outgoing taxi and then the security guard comes over and THANKFULLY says the gentleman in the Park N Ride bus will take us to the terminal for free.
  15. I can't comment on RCI's kids club. We went on a Princess Cruise with our kids the first week of March in 2016 and they loved it. There were less than 200 kids on the ship, so our kids got so spoiled! Each day had a theme and they had crafts and activities that the staff were really involved with. One evening they went to the adults only bar after it had closed and all the kids got to make their own mocktail. At the end of the cruise they had a bag filled with crafts and stuffed animals. Princess doesn't have the waterslides or the other fancy stuff that RCI does, but my kids had a great time.
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