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  1. If I was Carnival I would've just called it off....
  2. If your friends aren't getting off early then why bother? You aren't going anywhere, might as well get a zone tag that matches and get off with them.
  3. The activities are well structured even allowing the children to dine with their group if the parents want a 'night out'. Just go with the flow.
  4. I would save the $1k as similar as those are.
  5. Yup....included food is top of the list for me. If we go to a basic mainstream steakhouse the bill is still probably $60 with tip. My wife decided she wanted a trip to the beach last year and we talked about budget. She severely underestimated the food budget and thought we would end up much cheaper than a cruise which I disagreed with. I proved her wrong even though we only went out for a 'sit down' breakfast a couple of days and there were a couple of fast food lunches and delivered pizzas. Food costs really add up on vacation especially if you are looking for something other than grab and go food.
  6. Maybe all the Carnival ships do and I am confusing it with NCL and RCCL.
  7. That is a non-issue, the thread morphed into some sort of entitlement issue.
  8. Exactly.....it seems many have a hard time with it and think the only reason they get _______ is because they tip 'extra' upfront. I get the same friendly, prompt service without throwing money at them up front. They know my name, they keep my ice bucket full, they bring me extra pillows if we need them. Virtually every common request people claim they only get because of the 'extra' upfront tips will happen either way. The one person I will tip every time is the roaming server near the bars. Our thing is hanging out listening to the live music at night around one of the big bars. At one time before Cheers existed you would have someone come by every 5 minutes asking you to buy a drink to the point it was annoying, now not so much. If one of them finds up a couple bucks per round will keep them coming back.
  9. I don't think they are carrying Fosters anymore.
  10. We always get a table for 2 and many times end up in the row pictured earlier. While it is much better than being at a big table it is still crowded. I am aware there isn't much space for privacy but there are still some good tables around. I think on our next cruise I am going to tour the dining room in advance and note some of the table numbers that are out of the way. When we check in for YTD I will ask if they are available.
  11. Tell them the system does not work that way.
  12. It is possible you missed this is a venue that specializes and serves beef burgers which means meat is at the forefront. There are other areas which will have vegetarian options available.
  13. I would call BS on the 1 1/2 hour claim. I have a dozen cruises using YTD and the majority of the time are seated immediately. The longest we ever waited was around 20 minutes on elegant night but we expected it because that it is when the biggest rush happens.
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