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  1. I am not much for soft drinks, but the rest of my immediate family drinks a lot of Coke products. We do not go to restaurants that serve Pepsi for this reason and we have not cruised Norwegian for this reason. This is a bad move on Carnival's part. I expect this will cost them more than they are gaining with a cheaper product.
  2. As others have said, do not let it ruin your cruise, but yes, Carnival is that disorganized. Anyone who says that Carnival is performing boarding well simply has not tried a line that really does do it well. I was seven cruises on Carnival before trying another line and had just gotten used to show up and wait thinking all lines worked that way, then boarded RCCL and was car to ship in less than 20 minutes. Same goes for their buffet though, if RCCL can do it better, so can everyone else. Carnival still is the fun ship though, you will wait in line for everything, but there will always be a party at the end of that line.
  3. He ain't no lightweight. Looks like the course of the day was only a few hours as the article says they boarded at 3:30. I would be done and sleeping on the floor after about 5 margaritas in that time period.
  4. I love this line in the article! Amberlee insisted that he didn't appear intoxicated beforehand despite having drank about 10 margaritas over the course of the day
  5. Finding a tour after I get off the ship is all I do now unless I have something very specific I do not want to miss. We have had some of the best tours of our cruising in this way and at a quarter of the price of ship excursions.
  6. Exactly this. When I get someone who does not care or does not know anything about cruises, I just hang up and call back.
  7. The production stage shows are always family friendly, but unfortunately often completely boring for the same reason.
  8. LOL, my wife and I were just discussing the same on our cruise last month. Our tour were all unloading for a beach in Antigua and we decided to skip it once we saw it after a long tour anyway. Someone said, how can you skip this beautiful beach? I said, please come see Seagrove Beach near Destin. If a beautiful beach was your only objective, you could have stayed in Florida. I have yet to see any beach that rivals the Western Florida Gulf Coast, the Caribbean islands just do not have beaches like that.
  9. Lol, algorithms are my guess also, but just to hedge my bets when they called me yesterday trying to sell me a cruise I told them I was already booked on RC.
  10. Bookworm has it. I cruise twice a year and only get the regular sales offers. My oldest daughter who cruised twice with us and not since 2017 gets constant offers that are great. I see all of these as I registered her with my email address. Solid business practice though really, as long as I am booking cruises, there is no reason to lure me back. I just took my 2nd Royal Caribbean cruise and currently have no Carnival Cruise booked. Waiting to see if they notice.
  11. Dropping Antigua is no loss. Has been my least favorite Island in the Eastern Caribbean. Only reason to stop there was cheaper porting, there are just better islands if you are being pushed to pay more anyway.
  12. I did not care for Antigua and would not be stressed over missing that stop. Their biggest attraction appeared to be Nelson's Boatyard and there was not much to that.
  13. I have regretted the package and would not purchase it again. I know that many people love the idea that they have already paid for it and it removes a worry for them, but for me I have a number in my head and if I am not reaching that break even number I feel like I wasted money. Then I found that there was no way I could really meet that number without ordering when I often did not feel like it, especially on port days. By the end of the week I was regretting the calories in the package more than anything else. I ended up just not worrying about it and ordering only when I felt like it and Carnival made out big on the deal.
  14. I expect that this is where cruising is headed. The lido buffet, Guys and Blue Iguana being free and everything else being for a fee. This would not stop me from cruising, but I would expect fares to stay low in this model.
  15. On the Dream forward when the evening stage shows were happening it was insanely loud. I would not have even known though had I not went back to the room to get something. We were never in the room during the shows. The room was vibrating though, I had to get my wife to go check it out the next night.
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