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About nicole9s

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  1. Me too, except I booked it last year, not last week. :)
  2. Definitely Pig and Anchor, but the female bartender at the Ocean Plaza bar made a fantastic one as well. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  3. Does it have to be a bar, or at least an open one? If it's just a checkpoint, so to speak, you could see about using the piano bar, the limelight lounge or somewhere out on the lanai. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  4. The main thing I was suprised to see is that there's no Ocean Plaza, presumably. That said, I'm hopeful they are still able to work with the space on the deck plan to have a similar space for trivia and music. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  5. Jijis wasn't mentioned, and it's only going to be a Bonsai Express per yesterday's announcement. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  6. At the moment, both my old and new cabin are both coded as an 8E on the deck plans. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  7. can you clarify what you mean by the top 3 decks are being removed entirely? Based on deck plans, they're moving stuff around, but it looks like there are still cabins where there once were. Our cabin on lido got reassigned and I'm not sure why since our original cabin appears to still be there. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  8. So far, I've lost FTTF and had my cabin moved to what will be directly below the Waterworks (after getting an email a few days ago with an upsell offer to an Ocean Suitefor the low, low price of $810). A call to Carnival resulted in my being told they can't change, or even access, any existing Sunrise reservations for at least 3 days. She didn't seem to care about my concern that as a person with an existing reservation, I was getting an unfair disadvantage to someone who books today (bookings are open on the website). Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks for your review. The room steward your family had sounds like the guy we had on our trip in May (cabin 8370). I am dying to book the August Bermuda cruise for my son and me, but I don't think DH is keen on the idea, lol. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  10. I know there were at least 3 other parties that were eating at the bar during the time we sat there, there may have been 1 or 2 additional groups just having drinks. Those bartenders were so busy with the drink orders for the dining room, I don't think they could take food orders as well. We had a serving team who was actually quite good; they had a table of 14-16 and other tables as well, but they were spot on. Since we were sitting on the corner of the bar, ordering and such wasn't a big deal physically, but I could see how it might be if you were sitting on the straight parts. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  11. we paid less than $4 and took an uber to San Cristobal. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  12. Did the doctor say anything about flying? I know that we had to postpone a trip after my DH had ankle surgery because his doctor said the pressure from flying would swell him up. I agree with getting something for the duration of the trip, not just for onboard, because getting thru airports, the cruise terminal, etc will be a struggle. As far as excursions, if you booked thru carnival, their online descriptions are usually informative regarding accessibility. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  13. I find what carnival charges to be completely reasonable considering you're a captive audience, and also that I don't have to lug a heavy case of water onboard (shh, don't let them hear). I think Disney and NCL(?) charge something like $30-$40 a case... Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
  14. We did ask at check-in to be seated at the bar. This may have caused some confusion when we got to the dining room because the hostess started to lead us to a table (that was already occupied) until we explained that we wanted to sit at the bar. Then, we weren't 'assigned' seats, so we sat on the corners, like we usually do. This caused some additional confusion because by doing so, we inadvertently sat in 2 different servers' sections. The one server that assisted us assured us it was ok, and took very good care of us. The bar service was very good as well, and we did interact with the bartenders. One funny thing was that when we ordered our drinks, the one bartender didn't run our card to pay. When we were getting ready to leave, I asked the other one to settle up and she was very confused that we hadn't paid. Thinking about it now, that was odd, I don't think I've ever ordered a drink on a ship and not immediately handed over my card. It was definitely interesting to watch the bartenders and the wait staff work together, you could tell who got along and who didn't, lol. Sent from my SM-G930T using Tapatalk
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