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  1. I don’t believe that will work. We wanted to try it when we took our adult children and grandchildren. They said no. No way to accrue more mariner points either. I think people who try and play the system will ultimately mean the OBC from the stock will stop
  2. Nope. Booked a separate cabin for daughter and granddaughter. Doesn’t matter who pays for the second cabin, you only get OBC for your booking Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  3. We did the partial transit 4 years ago and are doing the full transit this January. We took the cruise specifically to go through the canal and stayed on the ship to enjoy every minute. Even sitting in Lake Gatun was wonderful. If you are going for the canal experience, you will miss it if you get off the ship for a tour. We will be staying on the ship this time to. The experience is awesome. And we live along the Mississippi where we have gone through the locks and dams many times in boats. This was totally different. To each their own, I guess Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  4. Ours is up next year...do you have to go to the airport where you originally got cleared or can you do it online? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. I totally missed the part about the Coast Guard...so thank you for pointing that out. Thinking it was just the standard email they send out about embarkation that has the staggered times Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. They have been sending this email to people for quite some time. We ignore it and board early, as do most people, I believe. They do not check to see if you came early, so just show up when you want to board, no problem Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. When I send in my info to HAL, I request an email telling me that it has been posted to my cruise. I then print it out and bring it with me, just in case. I transferred my booking to a TA, so did it myself. Cruising January 2020 and got a response back from HAL that it is posted to my cruise Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Yes, I believe they will take it from you. No clothes steamer either Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. Where is the Lincoln Center Stage located? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. You will have the option of disembarking and going on a tour or otherwise get of the ship to do something during the day. If you choose to stay on the ship, you will meet with your fellow B2B cruisers and be taken to the terminal to show our passports and cruising information and then let back on the ship. Took about an hour to do the whole process. We stayed on the ship and it was nice to be there with not many people and then people watch as the new people came aboard and got familiar with the ship. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. We also are sailing from Ft Lauderdale the end of January 2020. We are staying t the Best Western Cruise Port. Shuttles from airport and to cruise port. Free breakfast. Coming in two days early. Made reservations months ago Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. Sorry your cruise was not what you expected. We haven’t done the drink packages, but there have been lists of what each kind of wine costs per glass posted here so people can check ahead of time. We avoid the Lido like the plague, especially for dinner. There are people who have gone through the line for appetizers, salad, etc., and are returning just for the main course. That is why there are stations. There is no requirement to start out at the appetizer station and wait your turn for the whole course to be served to the end of the food lines. I don’t see going to just the station where you need the food as butting in line or being rude. Just me, I guess. Addressing the scooters and the ages of the other passengers....isn’t it wonderful that HAL caters to the people who have mobility problems, along with those of us who might be of advanced age. Just because we have some difficulty moving or have become a certain age does not mean we have to give up cruising. Someday you will be them and won’t you be glad if there is a way for you to continue to travel????? Maybe not. At any rate, I am sorry you did not enjoy your cruise. There are always things not perfect when traveling with 1000+ people in an enclosed place
  13. We had an aft corner NS for a Panama Canal cruise and absolutely loved it. Deck 6. No smokestack fumes. Some vibration, but not enough to bother us while sleeping. Husband has motion sickness issues and the motion did not bother him. One nice thing about aft cabins is that you can sit out on the veranda while the ship is sailing with little to no wind. And you have incredible views. We try and get one when we can. Will be sailing in our 4th aft cabin in January
  14. My question exactly! We are doing a 16 day cruise. We would pay corkage fee for the “free” ones we bring to drink in the room, but would bring at least 6 other bottles to enjoy in the dining room. But we would need to My question was how do we bring in the extra bottles? Do we have to have them at check in.or can we keep them in our luggage we give to the porter? I would assume if we did that, they would keep our luggage and have us come to the “naughty room”. Can we let them know ahead of time at the check in desk that we have extra wine in our luggage we gave to the porter and avoid the “naughty room” and late arrival of our luggage?
  15. We have found their “better” wines can be upwards of $100/bottle. They charge around $40/bottle for mediocre wines we could get at home for around $9.99. Would rather bring our really good wines from home and add on the $18 corkage and know we are getting good wine
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