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    Virginia Beach, VA
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    Royal Caribbean
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  1. I'm probably just mixing one thing up with another which would make my husband right 😭
  2. Thanks for the info. We cruised Royal the same year and I remember having a key with a green tag for something. Maybe it was with Royal. Ohh well...
  3. Wow! It looked totally different from what I remember.
  4. I love seeing pictures of the ships in the past. I was looking through my photos and found these from my one and only Carnival Fantasy cruise in 2005. I'm trying to remember if we had actual keys to get in/out of the rooms. Can someone verify? How did they verify that we turned the keys in? My husband thinks I'm crazy...anyway....feel free to add your own pics.
  5. John's post: CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE SIGNS FIVE-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH CITY OF NORFOLK 130,000-ton Carnival Magic to Become Largest Ship Operating from Norfolk, With12 Cruises and Nearly 50,000 Guests in 2021 MIAMI (Feb. 20, 2020) – Carnival Cruise Line today announced that it has signed a five-year agreement with the City of Norfolk to operate seasonal cruises from the Half Moone Cruise Center through 2025. The announcement was made at a press conference by Norfolk Mayor Kenneth Alexander who was joined by Carnival’s Senior Vice President of Nautical and Port Operations Terry Thornton. As part of the agreement, the City of Norfolk has agreed to make investments at the Half Moone Cruise Center to accommodate larger vessels and provide an enhanced guest experience including a new boarding bridge that will streamline the embarkation and debarkation process and a host of other improvements. At the press conference, Alexander and Thornton also announced that 130,000-ton Carnival Magic will become the largest cruise ship to ever sail from Norfolk when it launches a series of 12 cruises from the port in 2021 that will carry nearly 50,000 guests. “Norfolk has been a valued partner for nearly 20 years, and we’re delighted to expand upon this relationship with this five-year contract that will bring exciting new choices from the Half Moone Cruise Center,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Our cruises from Norfolk have been very well received by our guests, and this new agreement speaks volumes about our confidence in growing this market.” Added Mayor Alexander, “This is an exciting announcement. Carnival Cruise Line ships have become a welcome addition to our skyline. This commitment strengthens that partnership and solidifies Norfolk’s position as a true Mid-Atlantic cruise port.” Variety of Onboard Dining, Bar and Entertainment Choices Carnival Magic introduced many of the line’s signature elements now featured across the fleet, including the Caribbean-themed RedFrog Pub, the Cucina del Capitano family-style Italian restaurant and SkyCourse, a suspended ropes course with breathtaking views to the sea 150 feet below. The ship also offers hundreds of balcony staterooms and suites – perfect for watching the passing scenery – along with a complimentary children’s programs in three age groups, luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, the Ocean Plaza indoor/outdoor dining and entertainment promenade, a Serenity adults-only retreat and a WaterWorks aqua park with two massive slides, a tipping bucket and a kiddie splash zone. Four- to Eight-Day Voyages to Tropical Destinations Carnival Magic’s 2021 schedule from Norfolk offers vacationers a variety of options, from short getaways to The Bahamas and Bermuda to longer length voyages to the Caribbean, all departing from this convenient and centrally located homeport. The schedule includes: · May 16 and June 5: six-day cruises to Freeport, Nassau and the private Bahamian island of Half Moon Cay · May 22 and 31, June 11, and Oct. 4 and 30: five-day voyages featuring Freeport and Nassau · May 27: four-day long weekend sailing to Bermuda returning on Memorial Day · Sept. 29: five-day voyage to Bermuda · Oct. 9: eight-day cruise to Grand Turk, San Juan and St. Thomas · Oct. 17: six-day voyage to Bermuda · Oct. 23: seven-day sailing visiting Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Nassau. Prior to the start-up of its Norfolk schedule in 2021, Carnival Magic will offer a series of sailings in the Mediterranean and undergo a two-week dry dock in Cadiz, Spain, before repositioning to the U.S.
  6. I was just watching my local news when they made the announcement. We will get a Carnival Ship for 5 yrs namely the Magic. 12 cruises at this point. Not sure of the exact schedule but I will definitely be taking a trip. https://www.13newsnow.com/article/life/norfolk-makes-a-five-year-deal-with-carnival-corporation/291-12573b7b-b5e2-4d71-b08f-c9a20cb64d66
  7. Yes, after 7 and especially around 9 or 10, it was the teen chill place but the tides pool is also open but it didn't seem to make a difference.
  8. No, the path near the cabanas had no foot traffic. I loved the area either way. I'm glad for the change. Regardless of how small the area is on the Mardi Gras, I hope they make the same change. I'm already booked for a cabin.
  9. I was in a Havana on the Horizon this past August. It was packed after 7 every night. It was loud and boozy. It didn't bother us but we definitely didn't try to go back out to enjoy it after 7.
  10. Thanks for the responses! I'm going to go ahead and finish booking. Worst case, he can gouge himself on sweets for 7 days.
  11. I'm in the middle of finishing my Mardi Gras booking for June 2021 and having a slight panic moment. I am bringing my son and two nephews who will all be turning 18 that year and just graduating. What activities are there for them to do? Will it be a waste of cruise fare? Would they be allowed in the teen club? They are all introvert game players but seem to be looking forward to crusing for the first time. I'm really nervous about doing this. Also, we are booking two rooms but tying my husband to one and me to the other since no one is over 21. Will it be frowned upon to put them all the teens in the same room when we board?
  12. Update: No toddler screaming this morning and no stroller sighting! 🥰🥰🥰
  13. Thanks for the advice. The steward said he had his supervisor speak with them. Guest services said that the infant is allowed in the room but not in the Havana pool area. They told me to call them if the child is loud again and they will speak to them. Really confusing now because even the website says no one under 12 in the room......I will see how the morning goes.
  14. Advice needed.....we are in a Havana room on the Horizon. We are booked beside a nice older couple who can't seem to say no to watching their grandchild in their room (Havana as well). We were woken up to the sweet screaming sounds of a 2 year old at 6am. And the stroller is clearly parked outside during the day so no afternoon naps for us either, we have been out during the day so it's not a big deal then. I was just really looking forward to sleeping in since my kids are home with my inlaws. We did speak to the steward but he seems to be scared to say anything. I thought you couldn't have anyone in the room under 12. He said they are platinum or something and are working around the rules. I didn't think it mattered. Any suggestions on what I should do? (As I type this, I can hear him yelling)
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