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Everything posted by 2wheelin

  1. That may be their written policy but I have gotten full refund onboard. What they seem to mean is that they have the option to charge a cancellation fee but usually do not.
  2. You may be able to rent at one of the shuttle spots and drop off at the airport.
  3. Sandals in the MDR. Slip slops anywhere else.
  4. Yet those expanded responses also told them they could be used for tips. Yours did not answer any question.
  5. Not currently. I just (last week) purchased three $500 cards in one transaction. Website is tempermental though
  6. Read the postings for your answer.
  7. I have never gotten any communication from AARP after the order confirmation. In fact on this latest order I carefully read the confirmation and found this “. If your order includes magazines or gift cards you will not receive a shipping confirmation for these items.” Have not noticed that before and a lot of people have complained about not receiving info so I think this is new.
  8. Bought 3 $500 cards on Fri. Site was a little temperamental but I was also using my phone which I hate. Tried a couple of times after getting message that payment and delivery address needed to be the same. They were and it finally let me past that page and completed the order. They will be her tomorrow
  9. Had them in 2012. You could buy something like 5 coupons for the price of 4 drinks
  10. I have a neck strap which cannot come off my neck that holds my phone, which again cannot come loose, and was not allowed. However, anyone can have their card on a lanyard and it is fine. They also don’t want you to use your hands for anything but holding the handles which is just silly.
  11. I know someone who cant get it to work and calling was no help.
  12. I know you are just playing devils advocate here but only one of the four items you mentioned (room steward) is a tipping consideration. And “not liking” your room steward also does not warrant removing tips unless they were also inadequate and did not perform the normal tasks. And then you need to attempt correction at the time first.
  13. According to gift card regulations, they cannot be resold, but you could gift them to someone in exchange for a nice piece of paper with a dollar amount written on it. Then you exchange that piece of paper at the bank for other paper. 😁 Never heard of anyone being charged with resale of gift cards.
  14. Knowing what the final boarding time is and planning to cut it that close are two different things. That is always good information to have "just in case" something happens.
  15. Not sure how they handle it when they cancel the cruise but I was told by a PVP that if you cancel, you will be mailed a new gift card which USUALLY arrives in a short time. This may already have been done in your situation. I was inquiring about canceling one reservation and rebooking under a different code. In that situation, if I had booked with Carnival, they would be able to reapply the amount without refunding. However, since I booked with a TA, they would have to mail me a gift card first.
  16. The lanyards are “cheap” “worth about 10 cents” “an insult” “I would never dream of using one” but lets give them to a poor “lower level” cruiser who would obviously adore them.
  17. I agree with this post. I have paid for shore excursions by gift card and then had to cancel on board and the method of refund was OBC.
  18. Clothes from travel day can be worn again on a cruise day, or if coming from a different season, can be worn on the travel day home. Better yet, wear them the next day to board. I will frequently wear a soft knit or T shirt for travel days and that becomes my sleepwear for the next few days. Shirts worn early in the week can also be changed out for sleepwear later in the week. All other clothes including elegant night wear can certainly be worn again, especially if only being worn for a couple hours at a time. Experienced travelers become more efficient at packing. It’s not always how much you bring but how efficient you are at saving space. Never found a need for more than one bag.
  19. Definitely not the TA I am forced to use for a group cruise. Her cruise price is higher than online but she insists that is the price from CCL. I have asked her to recheck it two weeks later since online prices change and she refuses. Just emails me that “she is sure the price is the same” but if I find a better price let her know. Problem is I don’t know which codes are allowed in group bookings. Not all are. No OBC or price breaks and she is booking for a wedding with at least 15 cabins plus hotel and port transportation. I did the research and chose the cabin. Then she makes mistakes on the invoice. Never again with a TA.
  20. It seems to be a problem with the USPS when AARP says they have been mailed but you do not receive them. Won’t matter who you order them from if that is the situation unless they are sent from a different location. This winter I had a document mailed to me USPS with a tracking number. It took two weeks and the tracking indicated it was sitting in the St Paul distribution center for 5 days.
  21. Regarding seasickness measures: If you normally do not have a problem with motion, there is no need to take anything prior to the cruise. Maybe indulge in ginger snaps if you like cookies. 😉 I take Bonine along (less side effect than Dramamine) just in case. Often on the first night I will start to get that “motion” feeling and if I do, will take one immediately. Takes care of it. Just stay in tune to your body—even though drinking—and take immediately when needed. It also will not hurt if you take one prophylactically when you board but totally unnecessary to start earlier (if you don’t normally have the problem)
  22. In April, we did an off-road Jeep tour in St Kitts and an ATV tour in St Maarten. Both were great both on the roads and off. Saw very little damage and were all over the islands. Well worth doing any sightseeing tour. If you do a bus tour, you may have more narration about any damage you see.
  23. VIFP could be either early saver or not. There are other promotions within VIFP.
  24. Funny—we were in Miami when we just got in line about an hour early. I didn’t even notice if there was another line—except priority. Around noon so not late in the process.
  25. Did all that. Used a different computer. Same thing. Oh Well, sigh. Maybe this is why so many people post saying they tried searching with no luck.
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