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  1. After reading this I went and checked and they wanted to offer me an upgrade from interior on deck 6 to oceanview on deck 1 for $232.00. I declined. That to me is a downgrade. Candi
  2. This is not true in all states. We live in California and my daughter and her boyfriend are both servers and they make $13.00 plus tips. In California they are required to pay everyone minimum wage in restaurants. Candi
  3. I try to take an afternoon nap every day. If I don't I am done around 9:00 pm. I usually only sleep an hour but it makes a huge difference. I also try to drink a lot of water. Candi
  4. I actually got an upgrade on my November 2017 Miracle cruise. We were in our hotel room the morning of the cruise when my friends phone rang. He asked me where is 305 area code. I told him Florida. We went from an inside to a Balcony no charge. Neither of us had sailed with Carnival for a long time so I don't know if that had anything to do with the upgrade. We are both platinum and have been for awhile. It was a really nice mid ship balcony. We ran into two other people who also got that phone call the morning of the cruise. One guy even got a handicap balcony cabin, he said it was huge. Candi
  5. The shampoo will be a shampoo/conditioner combination. I always take my own. The stuff they provide isn't very good in my opinion. My hair is also medium-long very thick and naturally wavy, but not wavy enough to wear that way. I either straighten my hair or put it up. I will wash it, let it dry and then straighten it later. Candi
  6. Princess had a program like this one time when I sailed. Not sure if it is still available. Candi
  7. Carnival also asks how you want the beds. I wish NCL would have this option. Candi
  8. I loved that tuna on the english muffin. They didn't have it on my last cruise on the Miracle, I was disappointed. Tuna in the deli was okay, bread was white and way too soft sandwich fell apart. Candi
  9. I always use dollars. If I am supposed to get change back I ask if I can get U.S. dollars change, if they say yes I go ahead with the transaction if they say no, I walk away to the next place that has the same merchandise. I have never had a problem doing this. Candi
  10. We had one last year and we loved it. The only problem we had was people thinking we were trying to cut the line to get off the ship when we were trying to go to or from our cabin to or from public areas candi
  11. I was there in 2010. That was on of the best things we did on a 6 week long vacation Candi
  12. For the convenience of our guests, Camp Ocean offer Night Owls for children 6 months to 11 years, allowing parents time to enjoy the nightlife without having to worry about their little ones. When? Night Owls is available each evening from 10:00pm-1:00am. Night Owls is not available during the hours that Camp Ocean is closed or during their scheduled activities, which typicallyrun from 10:00am-1:00pm, 2:00pm-5:00pm and 7:00pm-10:00pm. How much? $6.75 per hour plus a 18% gratuity, per child No discount for additional children Fees are due upon pick-up and paid via Sail & Sign Card directly to the Youth Staff on duty. Cash is not an acceptable form of payment. Any child left past 1:00am will be charged double (for the time period beyond 1:00am) and will forfeit Night Owls privileges for the remainder of the cruise, if the policy is abused. There is more information on the website. I did a search and found it easily. Unfortunately you can only use the service for your baby in that 3 hour period. Candi
  13. When I was on the Star last March, the atrium bar was open early. I think 6:00 or 6:30 am. O'Sheehans was open but the bar wasn't open until 9:00. If you eat at O'Sheehans you can get soda. I did this a couple of times. Candi
  14. In regards to entertainment, you said you like the live music rather than the production shows. I find the I like Carnival for the Piano Bar and other live music. I like NCL because I can usually find some time of live entertainment somewhere. Hope you find what will work for you. Have a great time. Candi
  15. I got mimosa's the last morning and my friend go bloody mary's. They told me cut off time was 9:00 am. Candi
  16. I have booked guarantee cabins in the past, all but one time I had my cabin number before I sailed. The one I didn't have was given to me at the pier and they tagged the bags for me. Last time on Carnival, we got upgraded on the morning of sailing so I had to have the porter fix my tags. Candi
  17. I started a roll call for my October 7, 2019 Jewel cruse on December 27, 2018. I just noticed someone created another roll call for the same sailing last Saturday. How do I get these merged together. I'm sure the other person didn't see my post, but to avoid confusion I would like them together. Thanks Candi
  18. On Carnival you can pick early dining, late dining or anytime dining. If you have anytime dining, it's basically like NCL you go to the dining room that is assigned as anytime dining and they either seat you or give you a pager so they can let you know when your table is ready. I also read recently that you can reserve through the hub app and they will let you know when to come to the dining room. Candi
  19. You can go before your check in time if you are Platinum. It doesn't matter what your check in time is. Candi
  20. I have sailed both. I have never seen Carnival offer the drink package as a promo. I usually sail with a friend and on NCL for two of us I believe it was around $2000.00 for an inside room with all the fees and taxes and gratuity for the drink package. I like Carnival, but most of the time you can't beat the price of NCL if you take advantage of the drink package promo. On Carnival we pay for the drink package and the only upside is that all beverages are included. Water, vitamin water, speciality coffees, soda and alcoholic beverages. You have a 15 drink limit per day on the alcohol, but unlimited on everything else. Food is subjective, but I will say I prefer the food on NCL. I always find something I like on Carnival, but feel NCL has better choices. I have been on 16 Carnival cruises and 2 NCL cruises with 2 more NCL cruises booked and 1 Carnival cruise booked. If you have other questions please let me know. Candi
  21. I have a friend who flies down from San Francisco twice a year. He flies into Long Beach if it is economical. This March I told him to do LAX as it was a lot less money. In October we are flying to Vancouver for a cruise that ends in Los Angeles. He is looking at both LAX and Long Beach. I told him to pick the most inexpensive. If it's a few dollars more for Long Beach that is what he will do. Long Beach is so easy to get in and out of and not far from San Pedro hotels. Candi
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