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K_e_short

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About K_e_short

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    Ottawa
  • Interests
    swimming, reading, movies, travelling of course!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, Norwegian
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    somewhere hot and sunny

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  1. Yes I agree. Lots of announcements that I could barely hear because we were either in our room, at the pool, or in the casino. My son did love that our cruise director always started with "Hello.." and then burst into song. After her song we tuned out.
  2. I think it helps out travel agents as it is their job to educate their clients on the options available. Those that book trips themselves who don't do their research will feel cheated. It also forces travellers to read up about their cruise ship, costs, etc. I know there is a thread about overblown cruise planning but being aware of what costs what is your job as a traveller. If I saw a NCL cruise ad and wanted to go on a cruise I'd go online and realize that the Haven costs 8 times more then an inside room.
  3. I am going to Alaska in July. I had a land based casino offer so only paid $915 CAD (taxes, etc). When I booked the 'real" cost was $3400 CAD. Now the cheapest interior room is $2284. Not much of a savings from my casino deal. Disappointed but nothing I can do about it.
  4. I don't see a problem with the charging for a one year old. If people are choosing to bring their babies on a cruise then they should be allowed to charge whatever they want. If you don't like the price don't sail with Carnival. I'm sure there are a lot of non cruise vacations that would be cheaper. If this is a question of cost I'm sure your travel agent can find a better deal.
  5. All the offers that I am receiving are based on one 5 day cruise I took last year. I would say I gambled about $1000 over the course of the 5 days. Not sure how much I won or lost. I go to my local casino regularly so would have gambled that much anyways.
  6. Don't go crazy over that extra money. Don't want you to get into trouble buying something you'll regret 😛
  7. I was playing around with the different discount codes for different cruises and found out something that I wanted to share with others. I currently have two deals on the same cruise. One is a free interior room and the other is a discount with $1500 free play at the casino. The free interior room actually isn't free as you pay $200 but then get $200 OBC. The crazy thing is that the exact same room costs $1500 with the $1500 free play deal. I guess if I thought I'd actually win at the casino I'd dish out $1500, but otherwise the free interior room deal is better.
  8. I have bariatric surgery and prefer to travel with liquid protein shakes in case my blood sugar does weird things 🙂 I called the access desk to get permission to bring aboard protein shakes. I was told I'd have a symbol on my boarding pass. I was told to make sure it was in my carry on luggage. When I called I was not asked to give the proof that I had a medical condition (even though I was ready to do so). I will say that it was a bit of a hassle to get a hold of the access desk. I emailed twice within 2 weeks with no response then decided to call and wait on hold almost an hour. My emailed took about 3-4 weeks to get a response.
  9. I'm going to Alaska in July and have been noticing the price dropping for my cabin type. Thank you for that info. I'm hoping that increases my chance of an upgrade bid 🙂
  10. My family (husband, myself, 11 year old son) sailed last year for March Break. The smoke smell in the casino was a big issue and the air filtration system on either entrance smelled very gross. If you are going to gamble and don't smoke you will struggle to stay in the casino. The rest of the ship is awesome. We ate at the buffet all but one night so can't comment on the MDR. The waterslide is awesome if any of you are interested in that. I didn't feel crowded on the ship, even though I knew it was booked full. Staff were great.
  11. I"m only on my second cruise but found the roll call to be useless. My first cruise was on Carnival and this July is Norwegian. I would love it to be more active but it's not.
  12. If I remember correctly from my cruise last year there were a few doors with a queue line in front of each. Each was labelled with either platinum, FTTF and regular. Once inside you were in line with the same "level" of people and made your way to the ship. I did FTTF and it was super easy. The only complaint I would have is if you arrive on one side of the doors and your section is on the other you have to walk around all the people standing around.
  13. Thank you for the response. That sounds like a much better deal then Carnival. I received a CAS offer and get the free drinks in the casino card.
  14. Thank you for the response. I"m on the Jewel but I'm sure I can figure it out.
  15. Sorry to jump into the thread. Do you have to be playing a slot machine to get the free drinks with the casino drink card? On Carnival you had to be at a machine. You could not order a drink at the casino bar. Thanks
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