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Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff March 22nd, 2009, 03:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 769
Posted By tbowman
Single Supplements

Is there an exsisting topic that has a list of cruise lines that have their single supplements listed? I have read *somewhere - either here or on cruisecritic.com - that different cruise lines have...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International March 20th, 2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,100
Posted By tbowman
Re: Advice on how to handle unruley children in the dining r

I do but it would involve duct tape, and that might upset someone.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 17th, 2009, 01:30 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,599
Posted By tbowman
I have to say that I only had a problem finding a...

I have to say that I only had a problem finding a deck chair at lunch times or at breakfast. When I wanted to sit out, I would go up near the funnel and get one of those or go to the back of the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 17th, 2009, 01:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,422
Posted By tbowman
Re: Do you find that Breakfast is lacking on a Carnival ship

I think they could yes. I didnt eat in the dinning room for breakfast. I never got up early enough. I did eat in the buffet area, however, and it was ok...just your eggs, bacon, ect. I got tired...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 13th, 2009, 11:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By tbowman
I dont remember how much I drank up or what was...

I dont remember how much I drank up or what was in them, but I ordered one or two or a few everyday and spent over $100 on 'em. I have a whole set of the souviner glasses now, pink and clear!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 13th, 2009, 11:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 646
Posted By tbowman
I was on her Feb 7, 2009. She looked pretty...

I was on her Feb 7, 2009. She looked pretty good, but she does have thread bare carpets in the hallways on the Empress Deck. All in all nice ship. I loved my 1A Cabin. Bigger then what I had...
Forum: Health at Sea March 3rd, 2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,631
Posted By tbowman
Re: Dont get sick on board!!!!!

The cruise ships ARE not covered under the US's blanket for medical care. You pay for the convience of having access to a doctor in the middle of the ocean. Which means that just because your copay...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 20th, 2009, 04:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,047
Posted By tbowman
I had never been to a true art auction before and...

I had never been to a true art auction before and I love art, so I thought this would be a good way to learn more about different artists. Little did I know that it was less about education and more...
Forum: Travel Gripes! February 20th, 2009, 02:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,047
Posted By tbowman
I just attended my first ever at sea "Art...

I just attended my first ever at sea "Art Auction". I went for the cheap free champagne, but I did begin to enjoy myself. There were a few pieces I would have loved to have. That was the first...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 20th, 2009, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By tbowman
That was my decision. I dont swim very well ( I...

That was my decision. I dont swim very well ( I sink) so most SE's would not be fun for me. I am a shopper so that is what I really wanted to do. I just did not have a good time there though. I...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 20th, 2009, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By tbowman
I took a small rolling carry on and a sholder...

I took a small rolling carry on and a sholder bag. I put my clothes in my rolling one for that evening in case my big bags did not show up in time. I also put my make up, extra undies, med's,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By tbowman
I really want to take my daughter on a cruise...

I really want to take my daughter on a cruise next year. She will have graduated from Nursing school by then. And I figure that a cruise on a brand new ship would be perfect.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By tbowman
If you are going to do a Shore Excursion, then I...

If you are going to do a Shore Excursion, then I would book with Carnival. That way you have a guarnetee if something goes wrong. For instance, the Estascy was 2 hours late into Cozumel when we...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 19th, 2009, 01:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,987
Posted By tbowman
I let nothing ruin my fun. I belive that...

I let nothing ruin my fun. I belive that everything you do is what you make it.

I did not have a cabin steward, so I asked someone else to help me.
They over charged me, it was fixed the day...
Forum: All Things Cruising February 19th, 2009, 01:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,273
Posted By tbowman
1. The Cruiseline 2. The Itinerary 3. Cost ...

1. The Cruiseline
2. The Itinerary
3. Cost
4. Ship
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,874
Posted By tbowman
I thought I had read that you must be 21 while in...

I thought I had read that you must be 21 while in port but when in International waters it dropped to 18. It does seem wierd that you can gamble at 18 but not drink. I have a soap box about this...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By tbowman
Most time there is an amount that is auth'd on...

Most time there is an amount that is auth'd on the card. This mostly applies to Debit cards, not so much CC's. Carnival will auth a set amount for your S & S account if you want one and to cover...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 603
Posted By tbowman
I am going to say Not True. From what I saw when...

I am going to say Not True. From what I saw when I got to the pier, you dont have much of a choice, but to give up your bags and let them take them for you unless of course you pack light and the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 12:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By tbowman
I think you would be surprised as to the number...

I think you would be surprised as to the number of older folks who are internet and computer savy. I had tea with a lady named Selma on my last cruise, she was in her 80's and she was talking about...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 19th, 2009, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By tbowman
I want to book for Feb that year. I was booked...

I want to book for Feb that year. I was booked on the Conquest but now I am thinking of canceling and re-booking on the Dream. I want to see what a brand new ship is like!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 18th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By tbowman
I asked about this when I was on the Estascy, but...

I asked about this when I was on the Estascy, but was told no they dont do that. I know that when we were on the Fantasy, they did.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 18th, 2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,302
Posted By tbowman
I think it makes it easier. There was a lady on...

I think it makes it easier. There was a lady on the Estascy who did not do her FunPass before and she said it took her longer then it did her friend to be able to board. Like I said, they just...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 18th, 2009, 10:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 720
Posted By tbowman
They held $50 on my card and it was released the...

They held $50 on my card and it was released the day we docked. But that might be due to who I bank with (USAA). I think it does matter when the bank releases the funds too.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 18th, 2009, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By tbowman
I just got back from the Estascy and I was on by...

I just got back from the Estascy and I was on by 11.45 or 12.30 and on the Lido deck eating. There was NO line to check in. We had to sit in the chairs for about 30 minutes if that long and then we...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 18th, 2009, 09:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 640
Posted By tbowman
Has anyone booked on the new Carnival Dream yet?

I am thinking of doing it when it moves to Port Canaveral next year.
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