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  1. Wow - You think? I may rethink doing the Chef Table. Thanks. Lyn
  2. Dining reservations have opened for the Panorama August 1, 2020. There is no option of day for the Chef Table. Is it only offered one day on the 7 day cruise? If so, do they usually get back to you quickly? I won't be able to make any other reservations until I know the Chef Table date. We have so much time - a whole year! But, I'm a planner and if the reservations are available, why not get them set up. Thanks for any info ( I would just call Carnival- but this trip we booked through a travel agent- not my choice - and now I can't just call CCL) Lyn
  3. Thank you! Then I guess we will speed up our planning and get our dinners booked!
  4. My last Carnival Cruise was two years ago on the Vista. I don't remember paying in advance. But I do know we could not make the reservations more than 3 months out. We are booked on the Panorama for August 1, 2020. I see that I can make specialty restaurant reservations including Chefs Table now a year out. Are we paying for the dinners at the time of reservation? If so, what happens if we had to cancel? Do we lose our money? Perhaps anyone who has already made reservations could comment. Thanks!! Lyn
  5. Hth - thanks for the response. Because of health issues we had to cancel this cruise. Before that happened I contacted Scootaround and the price was considerably less. I only use a scooter on cruises because of the length of the new ships. Purchasing one would be unnecessary and I would not want to travel with it. I appreciate the feedback though. Lyn
  6. Once the show has started, I don't think the crew lets anyone in - reserved seats or not. That may have been the issue. He was late and they would not let him in. It didn't matter if he had a "reservation". At least that's what I always thought - you had to be on time for the shows.
  7. Most enjoyable topic I've seen in a long time..... Totally a hoot!
  8. Thank you! I'm not sure where I read "90", but I will put an alert on my calendar four months out.
  9. Excellen. Thanks. Hopefully by the time we get to 90 days out I will know what night it is and we will plan on eating in Le Bistro. Thanks again! Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  10. Thanks! So we will see folks "dressed up" someplace on board on a designated formal night? While I am not a fan of ripped jeans or cut-offs and tee shirts for dinner attire, I also don't relish being dressed up like a peacock in a sea of jeans, shorts and flip flops in the dining room. Also, for all of you have cruised NCL, what areas are the NCL freestyle statement referring to?
  11. I know I am hijacking this thread ( but it is very old anyway). I am new to NCL and after reading this lengthy thread I sought out NCL's attire policy. This is what I found. Freestyle AttireFreestyle Cruising applies to the dress code on Norwegian ships. Guests have muchmore relaxing cruise vacations when they are comfortable. Resort casual is the norm throughoutthe fleet, so guests can leave their tuxedos and party dresses at home if they wish. For thosewho enjoy dressing up for dinner, there is one (two on cruises longer than seven-nights)completely optional “formal night” in various areas of the ship My question is what does the last sentence mean? For those who actually like to dress up, what is an "optional formal night" and where are the various areas of the ship? Does this include men wearing suits or a tux? Women wearing cocktail/ long dresses if they choose? Or, is that too formal? I have an 11 day Med cruise next year, and we like to get a photo or two while on cruises, so I thought maybe tea length for me and a sports jacket for hubby. I'm just trying to educate myself. Thanks
  12. Beautiful! Looks like Hubby survived! Sometimes last minute choices are very rewarding!
  13. In my opinion this will never happen. The tourist revenue generated from cruise ships is too great to give up.
  14. I agree with you 100% and I do this as well - but just with the wipes. Do you use the alcohol because the wipes are not effective enough? I will add alcohol to my list. I know the stewards do a decent job cleaning - but I'm convinced - like you - toilet levers, drawer pulls, remote controls, lamp and wall switches and anything you can touch do not get disinfected properly. I also never walk in bare feet in the cabin - either socks or flip flops. In recent years I do this in hotels as well. I know its a bit OCD, but I don't want to be sick on vacation!
  15. I have seen this first hand on the streets (and the canals-lol) in Venice. Think Times Square on New Years Eve meets Bourbon Street during Mardi Gras. The population of Venice is dwindling. More and more Venetians have moved to the Mainland - those who work in the Tourism Industry commute back and forth. Nighttime revelers are quite disorderly at times. And, between the bridges and the canals, the inebriated tourists have become a safety risk as well. Residents of Venice face a two sided sword. They depend on tourist dollars but despise the debris those same tourists leave behind when they leave - on their streets and more importantly in the canals.
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