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    Eastern Shore of Maryland, USA
  • Interests
    reading, travel, the outdoors, being on the water, red wine, watercolour painting
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    So far: Celebrity, RCI, & NCL (in that order)
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska (so far)

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  1. Yes. As per Carnival's website: CHEERS! includes: All spirits, including cocktails, cognacs, whiskies and other spirits, as well as beer (including self-serve beer stations - PYOB) and wine and champagne by the glass, with a $20.00 USD or lower menu price, per serving Sodas (including specialty sodas), zero-proof frozen cocktails (including smoothies) and juices Specialty coffees and hot tea served in the main dining rooms, specialty restaurants and coffee bars Milkshakes, where available RockStar energy drinks, PowerAde, Vitamin Water, Honest Tea, and coconut water 500ml bottled water and other non-alcoholic bottled beverages served in bars and lounges Large format (1 liter and 1.5-liter) bottles of water in the main dining rooms and specialty restaurants 25% discount off the menu price for any spirit, cocktail or wine by the glass, costing above $20.00 USD, per serving 25% discount off the menu price for wine and champagne by the bottle 25% discount off beverage seminars and classes
  2. I can't say for certain when they would want you out by, but I would not recommend going in just before 8:30. The latest my family has ever left there was maybe about 8:45 or so, and we had been seated by 8:00. If you want to make sure you have the latest possible MDR Debarkation Day breakfast without being turned away at the door, or being a nuisance to staff by staying too long, I suggest asking your waiter at dinner on the last night for a specific time recommendation for breakfast the next morning.
  3. Unless there has been a very recent change, this is completely wrong. I have had breakfast in the MDR on Debarkation Day on every one of my cruises for the last 15 years. Carnival's FAQs (https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1369/~/preparing-for-debarkation-day) states: Guests may enjoy one last breakfast or relax with a cup of coffee. The main dining room serves breakfast 6:30am-8:30am (open seating) The lido restaurant serves breakfast 6:30am-9:15am Cafe on the Way is open 6:30am-9:30am
  4. Just adding a note: I forgot to mention that this booking was for my family of 4. So my PVP saved me $200, not just $50, when he was able to waive the fee.
  5. I always book Early Saver. A few years ago, I changed to a different sail date shortly after booking in order to get the Private Oasis for our stop at HMC (for our original choice of sail date someone else had already booked the PO). My PVP waived the the $50 fee without me even asking him to do so. I never even considered that I wouldn't have to pay the fee, based on the rules, so I would never have asked to be exempted. He just did it and told me that he had. I was surprised and grateful. Although I didn't expect it and won't expect it in the future if I ever need to change again, it became a bullet point in my "Why It Can Be Beneficial to Have a Good PVP" list.
  6. Thanks for confirming. Too bad - those USB bedside lamps were a nice improvement when Pride got them. I figured/hoped all ships would be getting them on their drydocks.πŸ™
  7. If the Legend has had a drydock in the last couple years it probably now has the bedside lamps in the cabins with USB ports built into their bases. I know Pride has these lamps. Maybe someone who has been on Legend lately can confirm?
  8. Thanks. As usual on holiday weekends in God's country, we're hunkering down and staying away from all the touristy spots. And trying to stay off the roads, away from all the New Yorkers and New Englanders whose vacations don't seem complete without a little attempted vehicular homicide.
  9. They're still here. Still bragging. Still seeking and offering advice on how to get away with it. Still calling those of us with a truer moral compass "holier than thou", "Cheers police", fuddy-duddy, uptight, etc., and still accusing us of having "no sense of humour" (when they are called out on it and pathetically pretend as if they were joking about the theftπŸ™„). But I'm glad for you that you seem to be seeing less of it these days.
  10. True. I'm not sure about Carnival. But DH has a pretty trustworthy look to him. Strangers boarding a ship will probably be willing to give him their home address as well as their money.
  11. I'm guessing they ship them to your home after taking your pictures.
  12. Only drawback I see to my plan is that it takes, like, 30 hours to print some of the more complicated items on the 3D printer. Hmmm, gonna have to think about the logistics of that.πŸ€”
  13. Hold the phones, y'all: ShakyBeef is getting another BRILLIANT idea... My DH already owns a high-end 3D printer. It's not too big, and we drive to our cruises. We could set up his printer outside of the cruise port (not Miami - let Carnival have Miami) and sell these creepy -errr- I mean fabulous little things to our fellow boarding PAX. Right alongside my Carnival Cutback Alleviation Kits (patent pending, all rights reserved, property of ShakyBeefandJimbo Corp.). We're gonna be super RICH!πŸ€‘
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