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Old February 5th, 2014, 06:37 PM
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Default HAWAII CRUISE - 25th Wedding Anniversary for April 2016

Hello everyone! I'm knew to these forums ... but not new to cruising ... we've cruised six different times .... all with Carnival except our very first cruise with Celebrity. Anyway, in April 2016 we will be married for 25 years and we went to Hawaii on our honeymoon and haven't been back so I thought what would be better than a HAWAIIN CRUISE ?! My plan is to have our children go with us so we'll need two rooms, and they will be 17 and 19 at the time. (WOW how time flys ... they've been cruising with us since they've been babies ...

Anyway, I'm hoping to get some awesome advice as we've never done a Hawaii cruise and I have a few questions and I'm sure all you helpful fellow cruisers will assure that I will get the best things for our family !!!

To start with - CARNIVAL is only open for booking on the Hawaiin cruise through January 2015 .... and we are looking for APRIL 2016 ... (so I have 2 years to plan!).

Currently they use the MIRACLE ship to cruise there and back from California and first things first - how do I know THE SECOND the booking will open because of course I'm going after the 'aft' balcony suites .... if we are gonna be at sea for 4 days there and back I want some awesome views ... that being said here we go:

1) How do I find out the absolute second the booking opens ?

2) Does anyone have any opinions on the aft portside cabins:

5266 (Upper Deck)
6260 (Empress Deck)
7298 (Verandah Deck)
8268 (Panarama Deck)

By opinions I mean ... best wrap balcony - I know some don't have as much as a wrap as others ... can't remember which is best ya know ?

Anyway those are the two main issues right now ... please feel free to give any advice I certainly welcome everything and thank you all in advance!

*Denise* (The Cruise Mermaid)
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