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  1. If you are single, all ships have a meet and greet singles party.
  2. 13 ships to leave the fleet In June, Carnival Corp. announced that six ships would leave its fleet in the following 90 days. Friday, Carnival Corp. said additional ships would be removed from the fleet as well, reducing the full fleet by nearly 9%. The 13 ships will meet different fates. One was sold in June, four are agreed upon for sale, five will be disposed of and there are "preliminary" agreements for another three ships, according to Friday's earnings report
  3. The $200 incentive to book again during a certain period does go with whatever cruise yo choose in that time frame. Any other OBC that you had on that cancelled cruise does not. You receive the OBC offered on the next cruise (not the cancelled cruise) plus the $200 incentive OBC
  4. When does the market completely close? I see the stocks still changing at 5:15 PM
  5. Those are quite demanding, aren't they? Covid19 test within 10 days of arriving. Sounds like to receive a card to enter after filling out the required forms.
  6. OBC is only what is offered on the actual cruise you will book. It is not transferable. I had a great deal when I booked for October 31, 2020. It went away when I rebooked for Oct 30, 2021. Cruise fare was a bit less but the OBC way less. Only Casino of $50.00 but we will be using my wife's 50 cruise milestone and my Stock. So, it will be great. By that time I should be reading a lot of reviews about the ship.
  7. Royal is requiring masks to be used in certain areas of the ship. Did not mention which. I am thinking, shows, casino, bingo and alike. Walking around the ship, sitting having a drink or just chilling out. I do not think it will be required for those activities.
  8. You are so incorrect. Hay, no one is doing it. Carnival is automatically. Get it right!
  9. They told me no later than 2 weeks to notify them after I receive the letter from Carnival. GUEST RECOGNITION - MILESTONE REWARDS PROGRAM As part of Carnival’s Guest Recognition Program, Milestone Rewards was developed in appreciation of longtime Carnival guests. This milestone reward benefit is in addition to the wide range of amenities and privileges that guests already receive as part of the VIFP Club. Milestone Rewards Program denotes a guest’s 25th, 50th 75th and 100th revenue cruise with Carnival. Guests will receive a special Milestone Sail & Sign card on their corresponding Milestone cruise. We want to distinguish guests on their Milestone sailing with a unique card so that we can make his/her Milestone experience extra special and memorable. After this milestone cruise, they will revert to the card that corresponds to their VIFP level. In appreciation for their loyalty, the guest will also be granted the opportunity to redeem a future non-refundable onboard credit equivalent to 25%, 50% or 75% of the cruise ticket price, corresponding to the milestone reached. And when a guest reaches his/her 100th cruise, will qualify for a FREE Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, Alaska or Australia cruise of their choice (8 days or less, for 2 guests), in accommodations up to and including Ocean Suites (category OS). This onboard credit may be applied to any future cruise in accordance with the terms and conditions below. If you have questions regarding your Milestone rewards, please contact our Milestone's Desk at 877-CCL-VIPS. 877-225-8477 Terms and Conditions (in fine print on the bottom of the Milestone letter) · Milestone Reward is valid for its stated value in U.S. dollars, only on Carnival Cruise Line and/or Carnival Australia cruise booking, to be used as a credit on board a ship. The Milestone Reward is not valid on any other cruise line, including any Carnival Corporation affiliate line. Milestone Reward is nontransferable, nonrefundable and has no cash value. · Milestone Reward must be redeemed at least 30 days prior to sail date and will be applied to the booking on the week prior to sailing. · Only one Milestone Reward is redeemable per guest, per booking; more than one guest per booking may redeem a Milestone Reward. · Booking must be made within 18 months of the date stated on the letter from Carnival's Milestone Desk; there is no specific sailing window.
  10. On our 25th I did not even know about Milestone. At the bar, the bar tender noticed the Diamond card with 25 on it. He asked if I received the 25% off. I went to customer service and they gave me and my wife 25% of the base fare in OBC. Our Jan 2021 cruise will be our 50th. When I called about ti I was told the next cruise the 51st I can receive the 50%. I must call 2 weeks in advance to receive it. So, remembering what happened on the 25th. I called again. This time I was told my wife and I must take it on the same cruise. She sad I can take it on the 50th. Went to Carnival on Facebook and posted my concern. A few days later I received a call from the milestone supervisor. I was correct. You can take it on the 50th cruise as I am sure you can do with your 25th. Your mile stone and your wife's are separate. You and her can take them anytime on any ship you want. You receive that off of the base price of the cruise, before tax and port charges or anything else. It is given in OBC. You can use it for anything you wish. She was kind enough to give me here contact number to call her when I am ready. Wonder if she is still there?
  11. 6 day Oct 4 The Breeze, 6 day Oct 20 Equinox, 8 day Oct 31 Empress these are as of today July 15th
  12. Kiss your $600 OBC good by. OBC is for that cruise ONLY!. Once cancelled, by you or Carnival, it does not go towards you next cruise. Whatever offer is with the next cruise you book, that is what you will receive. FCC is only the base price of the cruise, plus any additional offers they give, if they cancel it. The tax and port are refunded as are anything else you may have purchased.
  13. I transferred it to my checking account. Simple.
  14. Well mine is always used for it. Any OBC I have is used towards anything I want. Automatically the gratuities are applied to my room and the OBC covers it. Two more cruises and we will have 50 with Carnival so I think I know what I am talking about. If you used up all of your OBC then and only then is your charge card charged. Not till then. Even my Veterans OBC on Princess is used the same way and including Royal.
  15. Yes and no. Gratuities are dollar for dollar (I hope) Plus if I want to leave a tip and have my room card charged. That is also dollar for dollar. However, mot of the time we give it back in the casino.
  16. I keep getting email for deals and reply to it. So far I have sent 4 emails and no replies. I have asked to book with the 4th of July deal, using the money I paid for my last cancelled two cruises. I hate calling and talking usually to someone I cannot understand. I had contacts there but no longer.
  17. Just received an email and the Radiance will not be ready till spring 2021. Switching those that were to go on the Radiance to the Breeze plus giving $200.00 OBC for the inconvenience. We wanted to go on the Radiance because of the complete new make over. Not interested in the Breeze. We try now to do only new ships if at all possible. So we will probably opt for the refund.
  18. Everything you like about it is available on cruises also. Plus in different countries and locations. Far wider variety cruising. As for the food. You can enjoy many of the specialty dining for up scale food and still pay less in the long run. You mention beaches and pools included in the price. Same on a cruise is it not? I have never paid to go in a pool or on a beach when cursing. Bigger pools than on the ship. Yes. But so are the port swimming pools. Excursions are a lot cheaper if you purchase off of the ship. Just make sure you go early so you will not miss the ship. That is what we do. Horse and buggy rides are nice. Cruising to us is the best time away from home. I live in Florida a 20 min ride to the beach, if I wish. So much to do and see on a cruise and different ports unlike staying in one place for a week. My opinion only. To each their own.
  19. Simple financial advise. Keep your money growing as long as you can before you must take it out.
  20. Just checked. The site I use shows sold out from November 14, 2020 Next available to book is March 27, 2021
  21. There were day gambling ships out of the Port of palm beach long before BPCL started there. The Grand Celebration was approved for dockage after they proved to the port that the ship could dock there easily because the purchased Carnival ship was a lot larger than the Bahamas Celebration that was run by the Bahamas Celebration line. My wife and I did all the ships out of the port. Gambling ones and the cruises. There is a very good possibility that they want to sell the two ships and purchase two that Carnival now has up for sale. The family that owns the business is not poor by any stretch. Yes, maybe they want out, maybe not. No one knows but them. Talk to any of the employees and you will find out that they all love working for that family. Their pay is better and the perks are far better. Read how Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line got their start. On 31 October 2014, Bahamas Celebration struck an unknown object while departing from Freeport, opening up a small hole in the port side. The ship was able to return to the port and all passengers and crew were able to disembark and no injuries were reported. As of 3 November 2014, the hole had been patched, but the ship was still listing by about 10 degrees and salvage crews were trying to assess the damage.[13][14][15] In December 2014 it was announced that the ship could not be repaired and would be replaced by the MS Grand Celebration, which would be operated by the newly formed Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.[4] On 24 January 2015 it was announced by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line that the ship has been sold for scrap.[16] The ship arrived at the scrapping yard on 29 October and was gone by the end of 2016.[17]
  22. My remark had to do with those on the BPCL ships ships ONLY, that live in FLORIDA "LOCALLY not over seas". No other cruise lines or ships are the same. Not apples for apples at all. Understandably, all workers on all cruise ships live somewhere else. What a ridiculous remark. So what. Has nothing to do with this cruise line at all. If I went to the Bahamas on my boat and then returned two days later. I doubt if my family or I would be kept on the boat for 14 days. That is basically the same. I went to Grand Cayman and back and never had any one confront me upon returning. That was 6 weeks ago.
  23. The crew would be minimum for sure. Still need the officers in charge of all the different departments. Still need the cooks, still need house keeping, engineering, maintenance, laundry, cleaning and alike. The ship itself needs constant physical maintenance.
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