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    Cold weather ports

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  1. Hi Beth. Thank you so much! I never did even glance at the young lady's name tag. How foolish of me! I'm sure any of the bartenders there could provide the recipe. I really do appreciate this!
  2. IIRC, the maitre 'D is available in one of the dining rooms for a few hours on embarkation day for changes. I remember the last time I needed to make a seating change the times for this weren't mentioned in the Fun Times. I want to say it was about 3 pm and I thought the window for the maitre 'd being in the dining room was closing. I went to the mid-ship dining room first and there he was. I was able to request the change and got it, but it wasn't until the next day. The few times I've asked for a seating change I've been successful, but the change always happens on Day 2. An anecdote: The first time I asked for a seating change was on I believe the Miracle. I checked the Fun Times and found the listing for the maitre 'd so headed to the dining room. The line was pretty long, so when it was my turn I requested the change and the maitre 'd scratched his head, double checked and politely explained we may not be accommodated. I was disappointed, but was OK with it. For the heck of it, I mentioned we'd just turned platinum. He asked for my room card and magically a new seating arrangement appeared. That was probably the only time I've used the "I'm platinum" thing and I kind of did it on accident. Hey, it worked.
  3. Another helpful post. And, apparently wrong. I've always seen Day 2 as being an option.
  4. I'm sorry, but yours came across as whiny. I'm not a Carnival cheerleader (in fact, some cheerleaders here have invited me to leave!), but ship happens and experienced cruisers know this. If you didn't like your Carnival experience, try something else. As for the "larger ship docked", I'd have to think the larger ship wasn't affected by the swells like a smaller, lighter ship.
  5. No. It's a Lonely Mule. It's on the Non-alcohol side of the bar menu. Believe me when I say I've Googled it! The bartender at the Cove (and I never did glance at her name tag!) made the best one for me. She also made me an amazing Raspberry Lemonade. In any case, the Cove always made the best Lonely Mules. The Palm Court made the worst ones because they used ginger ale instead of ginger beer. I know the Crystal Cove bartender showed me how she made my Raspberry Lemonade, so I think that's the drink that had 7-Up in it, not the Lonely Mule.
  6. Could you please do me a favor? Could you please stop by the Crystal Cove bar and ask the bartender how to make the Lonely Mule? I'm driving 90 miles this weekend to find some ginger beer. If the bartender asks, I like it with seltzer over 7-Up or Sprite. I would love to make myself one of these at home once in a while. 🙂
  7. My husband and I buy one photo from each cruise and put them in a dedicated photo album. We can flip through the pages and see how we've aged! We have a photo from our NA sailing last spring.
  8. After our first luxury experience on Crystal a couple of months ago, we are luxury converts. I told my better half that even if we have to cruise less often, a luxury cruise will always be in the queue. I now have much more interest in luxury cruise reviews. Thank you for this one. Very entertaining and I look forward to more.
  9. I quoted a shirt slogan in my Imagination review. It was removed by the mods. If the mods found it offensive, I'd hazard a guess that most normal people would also find it offensive. I did, but I considered the cruise I was on and let it go. Some people just have no class.
  10. Even my husband, who wears his suit for every elegant night, has admitted he might be OK with joining the crowd and leaving the suit at home. We'll see what he packs for the Panorama in a couple of months.
  11. I've always been more of a Pepsi fan and I don't drink anymore, but the thought of a rum and Pepsi is just plain WRONG.
  12. We walked to the fort ($5 each entry back then. Check the NPS website to see what it is now), visited that, then took the free tram back to the port. The tram is free in all directions. I'll look around for the map/schedule and repost it here. If the mods move this thread, I'll go there and post it for you. Trolley: https://sanjuanpuertorico.com/trolley-old-san-juan/ National Park Service and the El Morro fort: https://www.nps.gov/saju/index.htm. I know there are two forts and I'm hoping someone who's also been there can add some information. It's been a few years now and I'm fuzzy on the fort details of San Juan. If you go to trip advisor and type in San Juan and look for restaurants, you can zoom in to the Old San Juan area and see just how many restaurants are in the immediate area. I took a screen shot zoomed in.
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