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About EMBFlyer

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    Fort Worth, TX
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    Golf, flying, boats, cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival and RCI
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean and Alaska

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  1. We loved our Cove on the Magic several years ago. Never had an issue with sea spray. As others have stated, make sure to check the deck plans and find out what's above you. We were right under the Guest Services desk and had no issues at all.
  2. Although I never cruised on her, I remember the Starward being NCL's San Juan-based ship. I'd say that sounds about right.
  3. Brad Calabresse was probably my favorite. He was so personable and down-to-earth. He wasn't in your face. Made the cruise enjoyable. I also really enjoyed Greg Kneale. It was my first introduction to "The Bedtime Story"!
  4. I remember back on the Holiday in 1987, they served sandwiches from the bus they had on Broadway (the Promenade deck). I believe they had other late night food offerings around there, too (French onion soup, etc). Of course, this was conveniently located right outside the casino and Reflections Disco.
  5. Almost all of my business communications with my TA are through e-mail. She's extremely quick to respond takes care of what needs to be taken care of. I always include in all my e-mails the phrase: "when you have time" and I like to think that's appreciated. If it's urgent, I can text. I know I can always call if need-be, but I have yet to be in a situation where that's necessary. I tend to book the cruise myself right away if I spot a good deal and then transfer it to her as soon as I can. I'd like to think I have a great relationship with my TA.
  6. It wouldn't have been Legend of the Seas or it wouldn't have been 1992. Legend's inaugural season wasn't until 1995.
  7. On the Carnival Freedom, all Muster Stations are along the outside of Deck 4, where the lifeboats are stored. It's semi-enclosed.
  8. Quick question about Cheers and Galveston. I know you can't purchase alcohol on the first day due to TABC laws, but does the rest of the program work on Day 1 (i.e. sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages)? I'm inclined to think "no" because you're only paying for 6 days. Thanks!
  9. I had started to calm down until the Security Officer decided to bring Mr. Jersey Shore (we sailed out of Bayonne) over to "apologize". His apology included the words, "Don't know what you're so upset about, bro. It's no big deal." Let's just say, I had to walk down the hall to avoid being in violation of the Guest Conduct Policy.
  10. I used to think this wasn't a problem until last month. Royal Caribbean does this procedure on the newer ships. We just returned from Anthem of the Seas in June. When the cabins were ready, we went to our's. Our cards were not there. I went down to Guest Services, stood in line and had new cards printed. When I opened the door, there were bags in our cabin that weren't our's and the envelope that had our cards in it was on the desk and the cards were gone. I checked the tags and the people who came into our cabin weren't even close to their own. They just showed up at a random door, entered, took the cards and went off about the ship. We spent an hour on embarkation day with Security and Guest Services at our cabin until the offending party could be located to retrieve their stuff and questioned as to what happened. To say I was pissed off was an understatement. I asked to have the cabin fully cleaned again and made sure nothing had been charged on our cards. So for those saying "It can't happen." I have news for you. It can and it does!
  11. The Oceanic was built for Home Lines in 1965. She actually retained the name Oceanic for her entire career (well, Star/Ship Oceanic for her time with Premier). The Big Red Boat was just a nickname.
  12. That is a recent change. Grand Suites do get access to the Havana area.
  13. First time back on Carnival in a while. We booked a Grand Suite on Carnival Vista out of Galveston over Thanksgiving. I've tried to do some research, but I'm coming up short. I understand we get Priority Embarkation. Does this include access to The Captain's Lounge in the terminal? Also, I know we get Havana access. Will I have to hunt down the wristbands or will they be waiting in the Suite? Also, I see one of the perks in complementary laundry. Is that just one bag? The Grand Suites seems to be the highest end on the ship, so I'm just curious as to what we'll be getting. Thanks!
  14. Tresha Robb was onboard Anthem. Mitch had her running most of the activities (Belly Flop, Sexiest Man, The Quest). My wife ran into Mitch in the coffee shop and he said she was being promoted soon.
  15. I've noticed that's a trend on Royal Caribbean, too. Over the PA, they tend to address themselves as Captain (First Name).
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