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That would not surprise me, I am not a fan of RCI...
That would not surprise me, I am not a fan of RCI either, they have great ships but like Carnival their customer service department leaves quite a bit to be desired.

I guess its an american thing,...
My biggest gripe with all of this is that...
My biggest gripe with all of this is that Carnival don't tell you about it. Then again Carnival don't tell you about anything unless its to sell you something. I will post a full report on our cruise...
Spanish VAT
Just a heads up for anyone cruising from Spain. We are currently on Carnival Sunshine and a 10% Spanish VAT tax is being added to all drinks on board.

Of course Carnival don't tell you about this,...
I don't think the drinks package is going to work...
I don't think the drinks package is going to work for us as I drink but my partner does not touch a drop. It says we would both have to buy a drinks package as were in the same cabin.

I think we...
That all sounds great, so their is no point in...
That all sounds great, so their is no point in buying this FTTF thing to get on faster?
Some more Sunshine Questions
Ok so were off in a couple of weeks. We have cruised on Carnival before but also on lots of other lines so cannot remember the answers to the following and after going through Carnivals website I...
I find you get the best discounts booking around...
I find you get the best discounts booking around 3 months to 6 weeks before departing. I always book late because of work and usually get very good deals.
I guess it depends on you. I don't get much time...
I guess it depends on you. I don't get much time off because I run 3 business's and its non stop the whole time. I don't smoke, don't drink much, don't have any kids and generally don't spend much...
One of my favorite ships, we sailed on its first...
One of my favorite ships, we sailed on its first ever cruise from Dover. We really enjoyed the Spa and the MUTS.
Thanks for all the replies. We are from the UK, I...
Thanks for all the replies. We are from the UK, I probably should have said that at the start.

I think were going to book it, I am working out in America for most of the rest of the year so its...
Sunshine
Hi

We are experienced cruisers and have sailed on Carnival Splendor and Carnival Ecstasy as well as all the other major lines. I have also worked on the ships in the past.

Our experience on...
I can't speak for P&O but this year I worked on...
I can't speak for P&O but this year I worked on Fred Olsen for their Christmas / New Year cruise covering a senior member of staff who could not sail due to illness. We visited Maderia on that cruise...
I can't really comment on Princess but I have...
I can't really comment on Princess but I have traveled on other US lines: Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Celeb and to be honest P&O and Ventura wins hands down.

I have just got off Carnival...
Booking excursions at port of disembark
Hi all,

We are cruising on Carnival Ecstacy in a couple of weeks. The cruise goes from Port Canaveral and we want to book an excursion to the space centre on our return from the cruise. When I log...
Its crazy how much they mark it up. On a...
Its crazy how much they mark it up. On a different cruise line I worked on as staff you could buy a pack of 12 beers for $5.
I would say yes. On my first RCI cruise the...
I would say yes. On my first RCI cruise the people with loyalty status were first in line to board, had a seperate area with additional seating in the buffet and generally were given the first option...
I cruised on Splendor when she was new and Oasis...
I cruised on Splendor when she was new and Oasis of the seas when she was new.

IMO Splendor won hands down. That was a massive surprise to me because I thought Oasis was going to be something...
Carnival Ecstacy
Carnival Ecstacy
Just another quick question. I have just got a...
Just another quick question. I have just got a quote for a rental car. The drop of place is downtown Cape Canaveral, is this the same place that does a free shuttle to the cruise port?? also how long...
Thanks for the responses I think renting a car...
Thanks for the responses I think renting a car would be a good idea for us because we have a couple of days either side of the cruise so could use it to explore Port Canaveral and maybe some of...
Orlando to Port Canaveral
Were flying into Orlando from the UK for a cruise from Port Canaveral. Were flying in the day before so time is not too tight. What is the best (cheapest) way to get from a hotel near Orlando airport...
I've got to say the above review fits perfectly...
I've got to say the above review fits perfectly with my experience on Splendor.
Thanks for the replies, they were really useful,...
Thanks for the replies, they were really useful, I am going to go book it :)
I am habitually late for everything, but I make...
I am habitually late for everything, but I make sure I turn up on time for the muster drill and pay attention. I am an extremely strong swimmer and very fit and strong but that won't help me miles...
Carnival Ecstacy
Hi all,

Myself and my partner are reasonably seasoned cruisers and have cruised on P&O, Celebrity, RCI, Fred Olsen and Carnival. I also occasionally do short contract work as a guest cruise ships...