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  1. Great thread. We cruised twice in the late 90's, one when Paradise was new and non smoking!! Life and jobs got in the way... So eventhough we weren't cruise virgins, we got hooked when we - on a whim - booked Elation out of NoLa in 2012. We have cruised 2-3 times each year since then. Sadly this year will probably be an exception due to the situation. Our Cruise next month cancelled... Still keeping fingers crossed for the late fall booking.
  2. I vote for Fun Ship followed by shrimp burrito from Blue Iguana
  3. This seems to be a real issue problem with tests being rationed
  4. We are on the Apr 29th sailing. Have not seen a letter yet. I will be cancelling once we know what kind of refund or future credit is offered. I work in a hospital and can not risk quarantine.
  5. I'm on Radiance April 29. 3 stops in Italy, where travel advisories issued. We are far past 90 day. I called Carnival yesterday, and was told they are assessing situation and will let us know soon. My flight is non refundable since we used travel rewards credit card. Really struck and we don't know what to do.
  6. Try JiJi for lunch... No upcharge. We also did dinner and it was quite different than lunch- a bit fancier.
  7. Thanks for informative review. We just booked this same itinerary on Horizon in November.
  8. 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!
  9. No problem with desktop version..... It's the mobile app. It recently changed and the promo box seems to have disappeared.
  10. Why can I no longer see the link/screen where I used to enter the promo codes?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Why isn't any itinerary posted for this ship? I don't even see it listed on Carnivals website.
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