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  1. Our 3 HAL cruises had awesome food and service at the LIDO. We didn't handle the utensils and felt that was much healthier. Enjoyed the stir fry choices and the wonderful salad bars. We never ate in the MDR on our last HAL cruise. Likewise we never fought our way around for a simple cup of coffee..HAL served us at our table. The MDR once entertained us, but 1 1/2-2 hr event is too long for us.
  2. Thank you for your reply. Those types of things don't bother me. We sailed her out of Charleston and it was ok. Health issues were my concern, but bets suffering in this cold weather.
  3. We seldom cruise Carnival except when we just need to escape cold weather on a budget and able to drive to port. We sailed on Fantasy Our of Charleston a few years ago and are considering Mobile. I just finished reading an October 2019 failed inspection health report. While it seemed critical enough to earn a 'failed' score, I am curious if you folks who cruise the Fantasy out of Mobile have experienc d displeasure with her cleanliness?
  4. Try and get a wine glass. 😡
  5. What type of attire is suggested for brunch or breakfast in MDR? We tried breakfast in MDR 1x, not enthused. However, I would love to try the brunch . Thank you.
  6. We have never cruised out of NOLA and our best flight option for return home is 11 am. Having cruised out of FLL 15 times we have never had a flight before noon. Do you think an 11 am flight is wise? I realize a lot can happen on a ship's return to port for disembarkation. Customs, illness, and other situations can come into play. Thank you.
  7. We have cruised 17 times, never MSC. We just need a winter getaway and thought MSC might be interesting. However, there are so many negative reviews on many sites that I am beginning to doubt . We aren't expecting anything other than good service, nice staff and descent food. Comments, please?
  8. The staff throughout the ship was wonderful! Guest services were the best. However, I was so disappointed in our stateroom. Perfect location, though. However, 2 seniors with 2 bunks, one on each side of the bed, was a bother. We have our beds placed together and I was against the wall and it was a chore to get out of bed. No refrigerator/coolers, no chair other than dressing table ottoman. Our stateroom attendant was superb. Those rooms, though. Never again.
  9. DH is considering a cruise from Barcelona. However, we aren't bilingual and unless he finds a group from US traveling together he doesn't feel confident that us seniors could handle the language barrier. Any suggestions? I tried to explain that most hotels have bilingual employees, but he is concerned about the other facets: restaurant, transportation from the airport and to the ship. Thank you.
  10. Thank you! That is how I buy mine and do comparison. unfortunately I have called 3 reputable companies and none offer anything other than reimbursements, even though their website stated otherwise. Another problem is that I had to ask for an English speaking rep and there were none. Bust.
  11. Do you mind sharing the names? I haven't seen Steve's response. Thank you.
  12. What are some of the plans that 'pay up front?' My husband has been planning our first trip to Europe. We don't want to live in fear and stop traveling outside US, but we had never given thought to foreign medical treatment. Thank you for your input.
  13. I will check into this. Thank you.
  14. We are insured when we travel. I just had not given thought to 'pay up front'. I understand it and thank you.
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