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Old October 5th, 2004, 01:15 PM
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Default Sensation this Thursday (Oct 7th) Two important questions!

There are two things I need to know from anyone who has sailed the Sensation recently. Number one, will there be water in the pools on embarkation day? Number two, can you buy a bottle of liqour onboard and take it to your cabin? I know you will not get it duty free. I don't care about that. It is about the same as the liqour store at home. I have heard the term corkage fee, that is for wine you bring in the dining room. I am talking about buying a bottle of vodka in the gift shop and making cocktails in my cabin.

Both of these things are possible on RCI but this is my first carnival cruise. Thanks for the help.



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Or any other Carnival ship for that matter?

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Yes the pool will be open. No you cannot buy a bottle and take it to your room.
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You can't buy alcohol in the shops onboard and take it back to your room. You could probably buy one at the bar but don't know how much that would cost.

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Default Re: Sensation this Thursday (Oct 7th) Two important question

Thanks. I board the ship in my swim attire. I won't be the guy sitting around the pool in his jeans waiting for my luggage to arrive. I have heard conflicting reports abut the pools. Do they fill them the night before? I can't see them pumping water from the Port of Tampa. YUK!

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Dave,
I have a good friend that puts a couple plastic bottles of whiskey in there suitcases , everytime they go on a cruise.Thats a no-no, but he does it anyway.

Hope you have sunny skies, and a great cruise ! Give us a review when you return.

happy cruising;
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Old October 5th, 2004, 02:28 PM
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DTW, hope you have a great time. Ours friends who have sailed with RCL, Celeb, Cunard, Princess and NCL (over 30 cruises) just sailed with them and found Carnival terrible for many reasons "Never again, bulk cruising at its worst" was their quote.

But maybe you will like it, let me know.

For my buddy the only good thing was the buckets of beer !
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Thanks guys! DavidB, I anticipate this but will make it fun regardless. Just got back from the liqour store, case of beer and a bottle of rum and I should be all right!

I will post a review upon my return, a new photo gallery and better yet, I plan to post live from the ship on my progress. I will start with high standards and if not met right away, I will lower them as time goes on. I hope it doesn't go as far as fat AND ugly but skinny and ugly is better than fat and cute with a nice personality. Blood alcohol level will have a lot to do with this.

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Dear Dave the Wave,
Cruised the Sensation 9/18-9/23. The pools were not filled until 8am our first day at sea.
I was told they want to fill them with fresh saltwater. You can't buy alcohol onboard or in port and take it back to your cabin. You would have to sneak it aboard.
Happy Sailing..........
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I am sure you will have nothing but good things to say. We personally love Carnival. We will anxiously await your onboard reviews. But if we didn't favor Carnival I guess we wouldn't be on this site! Have a great trip.
(I haven't been on the Sensation so hopefully this ship will be as great as the others!)
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This is what I'm talking about. This is the Enchantment of the Seas in May about noon on embarkation day. I told my kids they would be the first ones in the pool and I did not dissappoint. I am going by myself this time but was hoping for the pool to be open so while I am having my first bucket of beers in a lounge chair checking out the new arrivals, I will be able to take a dip to cool off. I guess I can take a cold shower...



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yes Dave, u will be taking a cold shower. On the Imagination (sister ship) Pool was not filled til later in the evening...sorry! See ya onboard TOMORROW! I will be posting a review too. I LOVE CARNIVAL. I know what to expect and Really, u shouldnt start ur expectations THAT high. A good time will be had by all!


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Thanks Susan. Yes, I will see you tomorrow! Now I must go and pack...

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One more thing... Will I feel out of place on the pool deck in my thong??
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Yes you will, as having seen your pics on this board you will either embarass you're fellow male passengers or it could be a tippable service for towel hanging<g>
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