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  1. Thank you so much for this info. We’re not familiar with the area but booked this hotel based on a friend’s recommendation to stay in Kenner prior to our cruise.
  2. Thank you for the review and loved your photos. We sail our 1st cruise on the Dream in 42 more days.
  3. Thanks ❤️ So both cells go on airplane, but mine I leave the WiFi on?
  4. I feel stupid asking but I’m not very tech savvy. My husband will only use his phone as a camera. Which settings will he need to shut off, or is putting it on airplane mode enough? I added the Carnival social plan to my phone, this way if there’s an emergency back home I’ll have Facebook messenger. What settings will I turn off (data only?) since I don’t want any text or email that week. I don’t want to return all relaxed only to have a heart attack when my cell bill comes.
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    Thanks again, you’re a life saver. About how far is Metairie from Kenner? When I googled I saw a Chuck E Cheese there.
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    Thank you so much! Centering our trip around a 4 yr old vs “just 2 adults” has made me more careful with each step of planning. I’m Considering booking the Best Western Plus on Airline Rd. Around how far is that from port and is there anything in that area for families to do in the evening?
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    Hi. We are 1st time cruisers; 4 of us (me, husband, adult daughter and dear grandson) will be sailing on the Dream on April 28th. We’re driving from Arkansas, and should arrive in NO early to mid afternoon on the 27th, which means we need a room for one night. Somebody we know suggested Kenner, but i’ve never been to NO and have no idea about the area. We plan on parking at the port garage during the cruise, and b/c we’ll be traveling with a 4 1/2 yr old we won’t visit the French Quarter. My want list is breakfast, overnight parking, and internet included, but mostly I want a clean hotel in a safe area. It’s also come to my attention it’s the same weekend as the Jazz festival. I hope not to exceed $200 for the night and stressing. Does anyone have any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks bunches!
  8. Thanks everyone for sharing your experiences, since I’ve never cruised before it’s helped me so much. We booked the Dream for late April. Looking forward to spring, which will help me to get thru those cold winter ho hum months!
  9. Dang I’m all messed up, sorry for the confusion. I’m trying to choose from carnival Dream (7242) and RCL Enchantment 7172. Ive overloaded on 7’s and 2’s.....It’s been one very long day ;p
  10. You guessed both lines correctly! Since I’ve never cruised I had no idea on the distance between the decks. We went to Disney World, and Hiked there also but the smoking areas were evenly spaced and werent more than 5 to 10 minutes away from each other. I had hoped to get upper deck but all suites were sold out. The carnival agent thought I could go into the casino on deck 5, but I read somewhere (and can’t recall which line it was) that in order to be in there one has to play. I just need somewhere to chill with my morning coffee before I crank up my engine and start my day :)
  11. Thanks for the info. I mistyped (or need new eye balls, or just plain losing it haha). The cabin is 7242.
  12. we are putting together our first ever cruise and I must choose between 2 different lines (both western Caribbean 7 days). We are a party of 4 (me, husband, adult daughter and 4 yr old grandson). Last year we took him to Disney, and I’m hoping this trip will be another wonderful experience with great memories. Has anyone experienced the children’s programs on Carnival Dream and RCL Enchanchment of the Seas? Did your child enjoy it? Were there many age appropriate activities for them on board? Lastly we want to take him to stingray city. Has anyone done this with a 4 1/2 yr old and did they enjoy it? Thank you!
  13. Hiya! I’m attempting to put together our very first cruise and need to choose between 2 different lines. It’s a 7 day, western Caribbean, trip. We are a party of 4 (me, husband, adult daughter, and our 4 yr old grandson). Has anyone stayed in cabin 7242 (deck 7/empress, port side, jr suite)? Any noise issues? Has anyone used the children’s program for a preschooler and were you happy with it? Also are there enough children’s activites to keep a preschooler busy? Lastly, I smoke (I know, bad :(). The agent I spoke with was a little vague about smoking areas. She said smoking was permitted on deck 11. How much of a journey is it to get there from 7, and is there a covered area incase of rain? She also suggested the casino or bar, but since I don’t gamble or drink would I still be permitted in there to smoke? Thanks for any info you can share!
  14. hiya! Trying to put together our very first cruise and deciding between 2 different lines. It’s a 7 day cruise, western Caribbean. We’ll have a party of 4 (me, husband, adult daughter and our 4 yr old grandson). The cabin suggested was 7172 (jr suite), which is deck 7, aft). Has anyone stayed in or near this cabin, and was there any noise issues (noticed the lounge is on the deck below)? Also, I’m a smoker (I know, bad), and the agent I spoke with was somewhat vague about the smoking areas on board. If I understood him correctly there are areas on decks 9 and 10. Are either covered in case of rain, and about how long of a journey is it from deck 7? I also read smoking is permitted in the Casino and bar but since I neither gamble or drink would I still be welcomed there to smoke? Lastly, has anyone used the children’s program for a preschooler and were you happy with it?
  15. Thank you! I’ll repost on both forums :D
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