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  1. Now that Carnival celebrate Halloween the whole month of October, I can see the ship being sold out. Halloween is a lot of fun on a Carnival cruise, plus kids are back in school.
  2. Leaving from Philly or NY in February will not be fun & could be tricky AND COLD! I haven't cruise RC yet, only Carnival. I don't thing you can go wrong on either.
  3. 2 inside cabins and the one who needs daylight, turn the TV to the ships cameras. Try to get connecting cabins or cabins close to each other. 4 adults in a cabin is TIGHT, it could ruin a friendship! Whatever you do, store luggage under bed - saves closet space.
  4. I was going to suggest the same thing!
  5. I don't drink much wine. Do you think the wine is more expensive at GC than on the ship? If it's cheaper at GC, leave your wine on the ship.
  6. I agree with chipmaster, tests the waters with a short cruise. Some of you may like it, some may not - but at least you tried it. Happy Sails!
  7. Since the gaming rooms are not free, limit the amount they can spend each day. I believe, on their first cruise, your kids may be more interested in exploring the ship than playing games. I've only cruise Carnival so far, you cannot hook-up video games to the televisions. As others posted, your kids will meet new friends and kids their age to hang out with going to the clubs. I remember being on one cruise and the teens were doing a scavenger hunt - it looked like they were having a ball.
  8. OMG, I never thought about my bags in a rain storm!
  9. As others stated, airlines will charge you extra if your luggage is over 50 pounds. I purchased a hand-held luggage scale to weigh luggage once packed - Walmart. One thing I learned using hard-shell carry-on luggage, it does not "give" when trying to squeeze it into the plane's over-head compartment.
  10. Better safe than sorry. I print all my travel documents.
  11. CozGurl, have you thought of purchasing Carnival's Cruise Cash Bar card? You can purchase in $25 increments and you don't have to purchase them all at once. Cruise Cash Bar provides an immediate credit to a guest's Sail & Sign account which can be applied toward any bar purchases. This credit is good for any bar charge made to their account including alcoholic drinks, juice, soda, water, and coffee shop charges. Cruise Cash Bar is valid for a single voyage and cannot be transferred to future bookings. Cruise Cash Bar is non-refundable and any unused credits will be forfeited. *Cruise Cash Bar purchases limited to $500 per cabin.
  12. 2xsin12mths, don't give up on family cruises - you either Shaded Lady. Next time, no surprise cruise, unless the kids are under 18 and can't pay their own way. Let working adults pay their own way. Help them with payments if you want, but don't pay it all yourself. People act differently when it's their money! Make it a mother, daughter(s) & friends cruise. Happy cruising!
  13. This is good. No more water shuttering, not going because of rough seas/high winds. This is especially good for passengers with mobility issues - they too can enjoy HMC.
  14. I agree. My brother & sister-in-law had a TA that did not tell them they needed a passport to fly from Philly to Mexico. The airline clerk told them they could fly to Mexico, but without a passport, they may not be able to fly back. That's what happens when you don't ask seasoned travelers. smh
  15. As that old saying goes, you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. You can give people information, it's up to them to use it.
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