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About Aplmac

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    Photography, Numismatics, Collecting Carnival cruise cards
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    Southern Caribbean
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  1. Just an observation re. grand-children Grand-children are life's reward for not killing your teenagers!
  2. A U.S. Visa is no guarantee of admission! It is the prerogative of the U.S. Immigration Officer at point of entry to allow you -or refuse you- entry at that point. Thus the chats. Take nothing for granted. This is 2019, and life/travel is not getting easier! Have ALL your ducks in a row!
  3. No you don't leave it blank - I stated the name of my ship and my cabin number, per booking!
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    - with Roller Coaster overhead!!
  5. I think you may have a point!! LOL!
  6. I don't recall robes on any of our 14 cruises except for this one time on a (Carnival) Canada cruise out of NYC when we were still in Port, after sunset. I came across a small gathering of about 4 Japanese? ladies, in robes trying to find the Jacuzzi pool, which was way up on the fwd. superstructure! I knew where it was, so I offered to lead them there -and did. Not much of a story, I know....sorry.
  7. Great comment ^ Can't imagine fun Halloween on Princess or Holland America, really. Have always wanted to do this -on Carnival! A friend who was on the VICTORY Halloween cruise, about ten years ago sent this picture, which catches the crazy mood on board!
  8. This is how they build them, these days - block by block!
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    Guys Pig-and-Anchor.jpg

    GUY's Pig and Anchor! I'm not so keen on the lettering on the wall, sorry.
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    Carnival's new MARDI GRAS!

    Due to start cruising in October 2020 A collection of artist's impression
  11. Credit cards seems to be The Way.... let them sort out the currency-exchange rates, for one. Commenting on the Scandanavian countries trying for the cashless society dream I read just a few days ago that they are discovering that they will never be entirely cashless due to one factor or another, thus my use of the word dream. Apparently though, something like 90-95% of all transactions in Scandanavia are conducted via electronic means of one sort or another so they're getting close to their ideal, even though they might never 100% achieve it
  12. We've been on 14 cruises now and I had read (on CC) about this curious affliction before it happened to me -just the one time, on no particular cruise (can't even remember which one!). Thankfully, it didn't last more than a day or two and it never recurred, but it sure is odd to be still feeling the motion of the ocean while standing on firm dry land! I feel sorry for those who have endured longer spells: it's not a nice feeling.
  13. Even the more elegant ships and lines have had their share of grief! Sadly, he won't be booking this one either.... (Quite a sad story, actually...) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Msy_Wind_Song
  14. This graphic below depicts Carnival's Southern Caribbean route from Puerto Rico, Southward to Barbados, then returning. You should try doing this itinerary via regional island-hopper airline LIAT You don't have enough money for the air-travel far less the hotel accommodation! Cruising it by ship is waaay less expensive! Btw...what kills most cruise vacation overall-expense is the horrific air travel costs and hassles involved in getting to the port where you board.
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