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  1. There are more and more ports denying ships to dock at Caribbean ports. Here are just some affecting Carnival: Cayman Islands: On February 26, MSC Meraviglia was barred from entering the Cayman Islands; a scheduled by Carnival Freedom was also denied. Jamaica: After delaying disembarkation to passengers from MSC Meraviglia on February 26, the island informed Carnival that two ships due to dock the first week of March -- Freedom and Horizon -- would not be allowed to disembark passengers. (Horizon rerouted to Amber Cove; Freedom rerouted to Key West.) Puerto Rico: The government of Puerto Rico has ordered that any cruise ship entering Puerto Rico must certify that no person on board meets the criteria for the coronavirus. Ships that do not or cannot do so will be turned away. Turks and Caicos: The port of Grand Turk refused to allow Carnival Magic to disembark its passengers on March 6, citing several passengers with cold and flu-like symptoms. Dominican Republic: On March 4, officials in Samana delayed clearance to Celebrity Equinox, despite no one on board having symptoms, the ship left the port. The complete list can be found here: https://www.cruisecritic.com/news/5097/
  2. Just saw on news where US State Dept is urging people not to cruise. Any thoughts? https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/03/08/coronavirus-state-department-cruise-ship-travel/4998017002/
  3. It appears that the Miracle may be currently in drydock. Any information on if it may (finally) be getting Guys Burger and blue Iguana cantina?
  4. If you are interested in an itinerary with Key West as a port, The Conquest from Miami has 4 day itineraries which include Key West and Cozumel. Prices are pretty reasonable and the Conquest class ships offer a good variety of amenities. We recently booked for October 2020 for $223pp. With taxes and port fees were $675.
  5. Not just weather and mechanical issues that can disrupt arrivals. One time our flight was diverted to Tampa due to medical emergency. Barely made it to ship in time. They were actually doing muster drill when we were boarding. Lesson learned and the last time we ever flew in on embarkation day.
  6. Email was from Carnival Cruise Lines. Its a pretty good deal. Just cant figure out how to use it EXCLUSIVE CARNIVAL® MASTERCARD®OFFER: $200 ONBOARD CREDIT + $99 DEPOSITS Offer is valid for guests with a qualifying VIFP Club Member number. Offer is capacity controlled and is not combinable with any other discount or promotional offer. Cruise rates are in US dollars, per person and based on double occupancy. Onboard credit offer is non-transferable and non-refundable. Onboard credit amounts are provided as the following and will be applied to your Sail & Sign account:
  7. Thanks for the reply. No, it is not a new card. I've had it for awhile and have charged quite a bit on it. The promotion was for a $200 onboard credit when using the card to book a cruise. Yes it is the Carnival Mastercard through Barclay bank. I received the offer in email along with the discount code. Just can't figure out how to apply the code when booking the cruise on Carnival's website. Thanks again
  8. Always have stayed at the Radisson. Very nice and good shuttle service to port
  9. I got an email offer through the Carnival Fun Points MC for $200 onboard credit. There doesn't seem to be any restrictions other than must be booked prior to April 1, 2020, and cruise completed prior to April 2022. There was a code attached. I tried to book online, but couldn't figure out where, or how, to apply the code. I tried calling Carnival and they said I needed to go through the credit card company. Sounded they didn't know what they were talking about, and seemed quite irritated I didn't want to book at the regular rate. I called the credit card company just for fun and the lady actually laughed and said all cruises needed to be booked through Carnival. Question, is there anyway to apply the discount code on the website so I don't have to deal with the Carnival reps? Thanks
  10. beloum

    Cruzan Rum Tour

    We will be arriving on a Saturday. From the Cruzan website, looks like they do tours from 10-3. I am assuming the best/easiest way to get there is by taxi. Any help on cost for taxi and the availability to and from?
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    Late arrival

    We are scheduled to be in Cozumel from 1200 to 2200. Really wanted to do an AI (Nachi or Mr Sancho), but am afraid by time we get off ship and taxi over, just won't be enough time to be worth it. Plus good spots may already be taken (shade, palapas, etc). Any thoughts from you guys who may have arrived later in the day?
  12. Have a quick question regarding guarantee rates. When do you usually find out the cabin assigned? Anyone have any experiences getting bumped up to the next level? Eg: Inside to OV, OV to balcony, etc.
  13. Thanks for the advice. Kinda leaning toward Jax, was just a little concerned about Nassau and Princess Cays. If it was HMC, would be a slam dunk. Ray98, does Ectasy have Alchemy?
  14. Need help deciding between 2 cruises. Both 5 days. 1) Ecstasy from Jax going to Princess Cays and Nassau. Never been to Princess Cays, but like private islands. Not a big fan of Nassau. 2) Paradise from Tampa going to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Been to both several times. We live in central Florida, so pretty much an easier drive to both. Any thoughts on which ship is better, experience with PC, or preferences of ports would be appreciated. TIA
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