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About Momma1980

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    Florida, Gulf Coast
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    Travel, Exploration
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  1. Just off our first ‘no straw’ cruise. I did miss the straws because I have sensitive teeth and don’t like ice cubes touching them as I drink. I did drink MUCH more slowly by sipping versus pulling through a straw though! 😂 So... I saved myself money this cruise! Didn’t order any frozen drinks because I didn’t want a sugar straw, so I cannot speak to that. I agree with others that have said NO to carrying a straw around to wash in my cabins bathroom sink!
  2. My family just had the 12 hour French toast on our Thanksgiving cruise with no problems. I have never been sick from Carnival’s food in all my years of cruising. Have you ever done a behind the scenes tour and walked through a ship kitchen? Spotlessly clean even during busy hours. I don’t know how they do it. Highly doubt you became sick from the ship’s kitchen. Glad you are feeling better.
  3. I love HMC. Have visited 5 times. Three of those times had a cabana. The other two times the cabanas were sold out and therefore unavailable. The cabana provides the comforts that allow you to stay in a hot sandy environment allllll day long. Shade. A personal shower. Comfortable loungers. A dining table with chairs. Floating mats. Snorkel equipment with fins. Cans of soda. Bottles of water. Snacks. And ICE! You will be provided a large cooler of ice to chill your cans/bottles. They also provide an ice bucket full of ice. They come by during the day to refill and refresh the ice. I live in Florida. I know that beach visits require ICE/ shade and a place to rinse off the sand to make MY bliss. The cabanas provide that for me! If you are the type of beachgoer that just throws a towel down on the sand and is happy... then you can save a lot of money by choosing a free lounger under a shady tree. (There IS ample shade and free loungers to be found there)
  4. Enjoying your review! would you clarify about the day of the Chefs table? Is it your last sea day?
  5. Best choices for food on bar hop? I have hopped years ago and know that there is limited time to order and eat at each stop.
  6. I can say that the two things I miss most after the cruise is over are... 1. Lido deck (with meals that I didn’t have to shop for or prepare nor clean up after) 2. Coming ‘home’ to a comfortable inviting bed that has been turned down for me in a tidy room
  7. Thank you for posting. It is appreciated! How did you find the dining room service to be? Was the food served hot? Did you wait a long time between courses? Was it easy to find loungers available in the Serenity area? thanks again:)
  8. I second that opinion on the hummingbird cake. It was really good! I didn't see the whale tail cup offered but I spent very little time on Lido. Did see the disco ball (my personal favorite) being sold in the main theater.
  9. Following! I have already laughed embarrassingly loudly at least three times. Keep it coming😄
  10. I just ‘upgraded’ from a lido deck balcony to a spa balcony for a price drop! I called Carnival and they did approve the upgrade even though it was a LESSER price for the higher category cabin. The person I talked to just needed to put me on hold for a few minutes to get approval from her superior as I was actually going to be paying less money for the upgrade! I was already paid in full, so the price difference shows as OBC. I may have just gotten lucky, but I am very happy to be paying less money and gaining spa perks.
  11. Based on YouTube videos I have watched, there are hair dryers.
  12. Ladies... what did you wear to the spa/ in the spa? Bathing suit with robe over? Do the floors stay wet? If so, do I need to bring shower sandals?
  13. For those of you that have loved the Thalasso pool / Cloud 9 spa... Do you leave your cabin in a bathing suit and head to the spa? Do you cover up with the Carnival robes? Should I expect a bunch of naked people in the steam rooms? What do most people in spa cabins wear when they go from cabin to spa and back? Protect your feet from shower fungus with shoes/shower sandals or just go barefoot? If if you bring a bag with you to the spa...where do you put it? Are there hooks everywhere? How well do Carnival staff do at keeping ‘non-spa’ cruisers out of the spa area? Do I need to worry about securing my bag somewhere? How convenient are the lockers? Are Elemis quality products available for spa cabin occupants in the spa showers? Can I get extras from the cabin steward or are we limited to the samples they put in the spa cabins at the start of the cruise? I realize that is overkill on the questions... but I will ask them all in hopes of getting answers to some. Many thanks in advance for any insight!
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