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nycfa

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About nycfa

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    New York
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    Carnival, NCL, RCL

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  1. Is this the Home2Suites you are talking about staying at? https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g34168-d12199245-Reviews-Home2_Suites_by_Hilton_Ft_Lauderdale_Airport_Cruise_Port-Dania_Beach_Broward_County_Fl.html That is where we stayed in July and it was wonderful. TONS of stuff around there. Restaurants, Fast Food, Convenience Store, Starbucks..... The hotel was clean, staff friendly and the free breakfast had plenty to eat. We had two queen beds and a sofa bed along with the full frig, microwave and dishwasher. If you have a car th
  2. Final Thoughts: Internet: I pre purchased the unlimited internet package one device at a time thru the website (discounted if you pre purchase). We found over all it worked well. We would trade off between everyone in the family at time and once you figured out how to switch devices it was very easy to switch. In addition we found that I Message on our I phones worked even when NOT logged in to the wifi....we would be connected for the app and it would still work but you couldn't send photos but it allowed us to communicate with each other while on board. I had read here
  3. Just a heads up as you head to FLL and MIA for your flights home.......MULTIPLE ships dock in on Saturdays. Make sure you pack your patience. Both airports/airlines has policies and how soon you can check your luggage in and when you can pass thru security. The cruise industry has boomed and the airports just can't handle it. It's busy and crowded and it all just takes time. Baggage check in line at FLL.... Once we got past security the gate areas are super busy and no seats so we found a spot in a corner to sit and wait... As fligh
  4. All too soon it was morning and we had docked back in Miami... We were booked for a 3:30 pm flight out of FLL so we wanted to stay on board as long as possible before heading to FLL. We were the Orange group to depart which was scheduled to be called at 10:10 am which was great for our plan. You had to out of your cabin by 8 am so we headed to the buffet then for breakfast and to wait. While I never felt the crowds on the ship all week and often commented where are the 5,000 pax? Apparently they all came for breakfast at the buffet at 8 am. LOL I
  5. Our Final Evening but time for one last trip to the Jungle Pool Last bit of reading for me.... Got in some water park time too Then it was time to head back to the room finish packing and put out our bags by 11 pm. 😞
  6. Finally it was my DH turn.... He said it was very cool We were all still No. LOL
  7. After a bit of walking for about a hour we headed back on board.....where we found one of the hidden ducks from another pax. My daughter was trilled! My husband decided to do the Zip Line. No one else was interested but we were going to watch him from the deck. While we waited my youngest hit the play area about the water park
  8. Port Nassau Honestly I'm not a hug fan of Nassau. I find the vendors extremely aggressive and you can't two steps without someone wanting to sell you something. I would have loved to do Atlantis for the day but for the four of us it was a lot of $$ so we decided to just get off for a bit in town then come back and enjoy the ship for the day. Pulling into port...Disney Ship was already there. Rainbow Us and the Disney Dream We big. LOL
  9. Jungle Pool by Day Jungle Pool at Night (when my teens like to go.....not crowded and no sunscreen needed LOL) Even the Hot Tub wasn't crowded.....oh and it was actually HOT!! View of the Full Moon from our balcony
  10. Sea Day Today was a sea day and we spent the day wandering around and relaxing. My husband and I attended the Capt and Officers Q&A. The turn out was small but it was interesting and everyone was able to ask questions Later on a tried some Gelato. Salted Toffee OMG delicious! Price Menu (Mine above was the regular cup size) Few shots around the Ship: South Beach Pool (age 16 and up)
  11. Port Day: Cozumel If you have been to Cozumel in the past please note that MSC does NOT dock at the same spot as Carnival, NCL, Celebrity...... You can see them from where we dock but you would need a taxi to get to that area. Not to worry still plenty of shops and taxis available here as well. This is the name of the pier MSC docks at... Once you exit the ship you take the walk way OVER the road to the shops area. Downstairs you will find plenty of taxis available to anywhere you need to go as well as vendors for tours etc.
  12. So let's talk about dining on the Seaside: My husband and I ate in the MDR one night. All the other meals were in the buffet. We did not purchase any specialty dining. We are NOT Foodies. As long as I didn't have to buy it, prepare it, clean it up...it's all good. LOL We did the MDR for years but honestly I prefer the buffet regardless of what line we are on now. I like to have a little of this and a little of that and I want to eat and go on with my day. I do not enjoy the long multi course meal. If you enjoy that.....great! But one thing I
  13. Yes and we saw the 16 and up rules being enforced last week so no kids in it.
  14. We left Stingray City and made a snorkel stop then made our way back to the docks. Chip put up the sail for a bit but the wind was not in our favor today. Note: Chip is the gentleman to the left with the bread. Captain and Owner. Really awesome person! As we neared the docks Chip took care of getting everyones payment and soon we were in the van on our way back to the cruise port after dropping off some of the hotel guests. We were back getting on the tenders around 12:30 pm. Since it was still a bit early the tenders were not f
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