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  1. The pizza tastes like frozen Red Baron pizza to me. Candi
  2. Thanks for the clarification. Just wanted people to know that the Jewel was not there that day. Candi
  3. I always let our servers know if we need to be somewhere else and we have not had a problem getting out in 45-60 minutes. We usually get to the dining room as soon as it opens. We like to eat early and then enjoy the whole evening. We know we can get a snack at O'Sheehan's or the Buffet. Candi
  4. I am on the Jewel and we depart on October 7, 2019. There is no sailing from Vancouver on the Jewel on October 6. Candi
  5. I also wish they would go back to the old deli. The turkey is now on a pretzel bun and if I can't get it on regular wheat bread I will order whatever is on wheat and switch it around and throw out what I don't want. I hate to waste food, but not having options isn't good. I also don't want to be told which condiments come with it. I wish they would put those at the end of the line so I can pick what I want. I actually wish they would have a build your own sandwich bar where you pick your bread meat cheese veggies and condiments. I know it won't happen, but that would be my ideal sandwich station. Like a salad bar where I can pick what I want. Candi
  6. I knew what it meant as my parents were English. Funny how different people speaking the same language can have different terms. Candi
  7. All great answers. I like the Freestyle concept. I wish there was more activities on sea days that weren't an extra charge. There seems to be a lot to do, but most have those extra charges. I like the trivia which is free. I go to Deal or no Deal, but just to watch. It's way too much money. Bingo is fun but again way too much for what you get. I always find things to do and any cruise is better than being home. Candi
  8. Believe it or not but free upgrades can happen. I sailed on the Miracle in November of 2017. We were in our hotel room getting ready to go to the port when my friends phone rang. He asked me where 305 area code was and I told him Florida, answer it. We got a free upgrade from an inside cabin to a mid ship balcony. We were shocked, as I thought those days were gone forever. You just never know. Candi
  9. You will be fine on Carnival. I have been on 16 Carnival, 3 RCCL, 4 Princess and 3 NCL. I have NCL booked in October, Carnival next February and Princess Nov 2020. They are more alike than different. Some things will be better and some things not so much. I really like the food on Princess and NCL. NCL has a great buffet and I don't like buffets. Carnival has the deli which is really good. I think your kids will enjoy it. I took my daughter on 9 Carnival cruises and she always had fun. Candi
  10. The gratuity on the drink package is around $130.00 for the entire week. I drink wine and at $9-$12 a glass I would be over that amount after about day 5. If you only drink a beer here and there then it's maybe worth it not to do it. I always get my money's worth on the gratuity. Candi
  11. The last time we sailed on Carnival, my friend had his rum runner in his shoe in his checked luggage. It was taken out of the suitcase and there was a note stating they had taken it. I think the baggage scanners are getting more sophisticated. He gets them through on NCL every time and also Princess. He isn't cheap but likes to have the vodka in the room when we are relaxing and watching TV. We always get the beverage package so we aren't taking anything away from the cruise line. Candi
  12. When you board you should be able to go straight to your room and your cards will be in the mailbox outside your room. When this program first started many people had concerns such as yours, but no one has had a problem that I have read about. If you can't get your cards immediately you can use your boarding pass to charge drinks. If you notice your cards are missing go to guest services immediately to let them know so they can issue you new cards. Most people have said this process works very well and makes check in smoother. You picture also pops up when you purchase something. I would think that alone would deter people from taking others cards. Candi
  13. Yes. There were people on our cruise last March that had a single bottle of soda and were made to drink it before boarding or throw it out. Candi
  14. Thanks I just figured that out. I missed it somehow. Great information. I will check your drink menu as well. This really helped me. Candi
  15. Thanks for the information. I don't think I can use the dailies as you didn't appear to have a sea day and I need to know opening times on sea days. Thanks again Candi
  16. Do you have a copy of a sea day Freestyle Daily which shows what time the bars open? I am trying to figure out a pub crawl. Thanks in advance. Candi
  17. Thanks so much for that very entertaining review. Lee is my favorite cruise director. I met him the first night of the cruise and he said hi to me by name every time he saw me. I wish he was on my Panorama cruise in February. I have read all your reviews and also agree you should check into doing videos on youtube. You have a great writing style. Thanks again. Candi
  18. Thanks for the review and pictures. I will never be able to do this kind of cruise unless I win the lottery, so I am happy to go along and enjoy it from your perspective. I read your Royal Princess review as well, because I am going on that cruise in November of 2020. That was a lot of great information. Candi
  19. I don't have my reservation details, my friend has that. We are staying at the Best Western Plus Uptown Hotel. Not sure when you are travelling but I think he paid around 130.00-145.00 per night. When we were looking it was listed in Canadian dollars. Candi
  20. The only time I went to the excursion desk upon boarding, it was already open. I was platinum and we wanted to do the behind the fun tour. So we went straight there. Candi
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
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