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Elaine5715

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    Carnival
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  1. There is no reason to block off cabins. What difference does it make once the door is closed?
  2. The last update was that notices would be sent by July 20
  3. Sure, they said, "She's a George". Welcome Back! https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13331184-heads-in-beds
  4. No, it is not. I have found Canadian service industry professionals happily accept gratuities at any interaction while frequenting their establishments.
  5. The scooters are outside regular rooms. EVC users are supposed to fill out a mobility questionnaire https://www.carnival.com/about-carnival/special-needs/wheelchair-users.aspx
  6. An amazing number of guide books are written by people who expect freebies/upgrades based on their "status" granted to them by a department who is never in front of guests or because they are bloggers. They are offended that others may be better guests. The same folks who decry that they are "Platinum/Diamond/Zinc and should get xxx privileges over anyone else seem to forget service industry runs on tips. https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide This is a true guide to tipping around the world.
  7. Experienced service industry workers understand guests who proffer a grat at the start of the relationship. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13331184-heads-in-beds FYI Front Desk clerks love experienced travelers https://frontdesktip.com/
  8. If you are making special requests at the beginning of the cruise, it is appropriate to tip with that request like offering $20 to desk clerk to find a nice room. You don't wait until check out to tip for that nice room
  9. I have been booked into handicap cabins. The square footage is the same. The bathrooms take up more cabin space and beds could not be moved together in the ones I was in. They indeed require this form in order to take a cabin from someone who has not provided proof that they need an accessible stateroom and they require it to keep you from being moved should another person provide such documentation.
  10. They can require a form signed by a medical person to verify. This form does not required disclosure of the nature of the illness or disability, just that the stated accommodation is needed
  11. Neither of those ships were scheduled to dock in Florida and the Florida Governor had a legitimate concern that all of the crew and non US guests would proceed directly to the Florida hospital system and their cost of care placed on Florida. Most of those guests were not US and the US does/did have the ability to denied entry to non US Citizens. Even in the original response by the Governor, he did say "except for Florida residents" but that was usually dropped by the media to continue their narrative of "cruise ship bad". The Feds control the border not the state anyways.
  12. They were held inside the country. US Citizens were permitted to enter the US, not refused entry and forced to remain on a cruise ship
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