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  1. Try JiJi for lunch... No upcharge. We also did dinner and it was quite different than lunch- a bit fancier.
  2. Thanks for informative review. We just booked this same itinerary on Horizon in November.
  3. I have a slightly different opinion than those above... I rather love the smaller fantasy class ships like Paradise. And if you are on a budget, save yourself some money and skip the balcony. For a first timer, he will want to spend time exploring the ship and mingling. Where are you traveling from? Flying? Keep in mind spring break time flights, hotels, and cruise prices may be higher. Avoid Easter break and be aware there may be a lot of children. And once you have a firm date and are positive... book early and set up price alerts (available here on CC cruise search - look for the little bell symbols). I saved $$$ on my upcoming 10 night cruise - booked 18 months in advance and I price matched 6 times. Good luck!
  4. No problem with desktop version..... It's the mobile app. It recently changed and the promo box seems to have disappeared.
  5. Why can I no longer see the link/screen where I used to enter the promo codes?
  6. I've heard of this happening to other people. Speculation that waiters were charging the wrong cards. Maybe an accident or perhaps to give extra drinks to other passengers. It's never happened to me tho.
  7. Thanks for opinions. The difference is I'm sailing with a newbie since DH can't get off work for this "last minute" booking. Friend is concerned leaving luggage outside the ship with porters. I've tried to reassure her that we've never had any issues, but of course there is not a 100% guarantee. So in an effort to ease her peace of mind, I did purchase it so we can have immediate access to cabin. I'm just trying to coordinate ground transportation to the port; since I've never done FTTF wondering what time to arrange.
  8. As a fairly frequent cruiser, I've never seen the need for FTTF... However I'm considering for my next cruise. I know this topic has been discussed before, just wondering for any recent cruisers sailing out of Miami: how early is it realistic to expect to be on board?
  9. Why isn't any itinerary posted for this ship? I don't even see it listed on Carnivals website.
  10. I did not see an email... I'm also using a better rewards card right now. I'm gonna check and see if theres an offer in my on line account. I was just contemplating cancelling this card before my annual renewal and losing the points.
  11. I can't find much help on destination page... So on the 4 day Cozumel Plus, the ports of call key west and Cozumel have weird times. KW is 7:30-1:30. Has anyone had this and what did you do? I've been there several times, but will be going with a newbie next time. Any suggestions? Butterfly conservatory doable? thanks....
  12. I concur. We stayed in MDR until about 9:30 before making our way out. Luggage piled everywhere - wasn't an issue. It was a nice calm breakfast before we headed out. I also think most hotels will hold your luggage until your room is ready and you can start exploring, sight seeing, or have lunch nearby.
  13. From what I can tell assigned boarding time depends on several factors: how many Diamond/Platinum/Weddings/Fttf/special passengers. Boarding time can also be delayed if there is a delay in ship return ing to port and/or issues off-loading prior passengers. Go early if you want but be prepared to wait. We've gotten on early, but we've also had to wait.
  14. Quite enjoyed your review: which do you prefer tequila or mezcal, and what are those items beside the montelobos mezcal bottle: dipping sauces? Take care.
  15. Stemless martini glass. We had them at Alchemy in August.... Heavily weighted at bottom that prevents tipping. Searched high n low to find some when we got home. Great cocktail glasses!
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