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Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines October 29th, 2014, 11:24 AM
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Spirit - Eastern Caribbean 2016

I know that Spirit is now in Europe but I am thinking of booking the E. Caribbean itinerary in 2016. I love the itinerary but not sure about the ship and what activities would be available for a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 27th, 2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,905
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I purchased FTTF on our Liberty cruise a two...

I purchased FTTF on our Liberty cruise a two weeks ago. It was well worth it. We were at the port early (10:30) and there was nobody in line at all and we were able to walk right up so it didn't...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports April 26th, 2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By firster
That's what we did. It was easy. The location...

That's what we did. It was easy. The location is actually really close to the exit off the highway. We did a trial run on Friday morning and it was awful! But Saturday morning was smooth sailing...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports March 21st, 2013, 02:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By firster
I'm not sure if either offers a shuttle. When I...

I'm not sure if either offers a shuttle. When I call the 1-800 number they tell me neither location offers a shuttle to POM but people on other boards have said they do. Apparently it is $25 taxi...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 3rd, 2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,613
Posted By firster
I booked our cruise 18 months out at what I...

I booked our cruise 18 months out at what I thought were rock bottom prices and expected no price drops at all since prices have only rose since I purchased - a couple of weeks ago it was over...
Forum: Embarkation/Debarkation Ports February 24th, 2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,374
Posted By firster
Rental car drop off in Miami

We've rented a car at FLL and will return it the day of our cruise to Miami. Is it easier to drop it off at the airport or downtown Miami? Budget has a downtown location on 2nd Street (I think). ...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines February 24th, 2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,185
Posted By firster
There is a difference between people following a...

There is a difference between people following a posted dress code and people thinking that others should dress as they do - they are two totally different things. Carnival says shorts and jeans can...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 14th, 2013, 05:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,885
Posted By firster
As of the schedule on John Heald's blog, Karl is...

As of the schedule on John Heald's blog, Karl is the CD from now to July except for the time from March 2 - April 20 at which time the CD will be Hennie Van Heerden. We'll be on Liberty during the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 4th, 2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By firster
That's too bad - I was hoping the email was...

That's too bad - I was hoping the email was wrong, the convenience would've been nice since there are 5 of us and we will have to wait for a van taxi. They told me it has something to do with...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 26th, 2012, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 887
Posted By firster
Have you used the shuttle recently? I emailed...

Have you used the shuttle recently? I emailed Budget to ask if they had a shuttle from the downtown 2nd Street location and they replied back that they didn't???
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 30th, 2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,904
Posted By firster
My daughter and I always go to a tanning studio...

My daughter and I always go to a tanning studio and get a base tan before any island vacations. We are both fairly dark skinned and very very seldom burn. Last year on our cruise we got burnt badly...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 17th, 2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,765
Posted By firster
I just booked a cruise on NCL Jewel. We cruised...

I just booked a cruise on NCL Jewel. We cruised for the first time last winter on Carnival Legend. I posted a similar question on another message board and the main thing I got was that they are...
Forum: Norwegian Cruise Lines September 13th, 2011, 04:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By firster
Bed configuration for 4 on the Jewel

Looking at a balcony or mini suite on NCL Jewel for 4. The decks plans on NCL site says two twins that convert to a queen and a pull out sofa or bedding for two additional people. Nowhere can I...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 27th, 2011, 04:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,398
Posted By firster
I don't think we're talking about P&O or Cunard...

I don't think we're talking about P&O or Cunard on this Carnival board, slacks and dress shirts are fine for Carnival. The ladies in my family with be in cocktail dresses and the men slacks, long...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 9th, 2011, 10:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,010
Posted By firster
You do have to pay the difference between the...

You do have to pay the difference between the value of the coupon. Some people have said some bartenders don't charge the difference though. The face value of the coupon is now $5.75 and the price...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 4th, 2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,129
Posted By firster
No suit is required at all. This from the...

No suit is required at all. This from the Carnival website FAQS:

Cruise Elegant Dining Dress Code: Gentlemen - Dress slacks, dress shirts. We also suggest a sport coat. If you wish to wear suits...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 9th, 2010, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By firster
There are obstructed view cabins (7A) on the...

There are obstructed view cabins (7A) on the Spirit class ships (Legend, Pride, Spirit, Miracle) have lifeboats in front. The first three lifeboats are taller and the top of the lifeboat is even...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 29th, 2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,380
Posted By firster
$139 for four of us - $119/night plus $10 for...

$139 for four of us - $119/night plus $10 for each person over 8 years old (I think that was the age quoted). Actually it is $50 more than we paid - I thought our AAA rate was $80 but it is $89, but...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 27th, 2010, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,380
Posted By firster
We are also staying at HI Rocky Point but the...

We are also staying at HI Rocky Point but the difference between the regular rate and cruise package was $60 for four of us so we are just going to take a cab to the port and back (we are also...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines October 20th, 2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,219
Posted By firster
I think a better title for your post would be "If...

I think a better title for your post would be "If you want a nightmare, cruise in hurricane season".

Yes, I'm sure I would be very disappointed if I planned and researched ports for months in...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 24th, 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 33,271
Posted By firster
From Carnival FAQs Liquor and Beverage Policy: ...

From Carnival FAQs Liquor and Beverage Policy:
On embarkation day, guests may bring a small quantity (package of 12 per person) of non-alcoholic beverages onboard, only in their carry-on luggage.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 13th, 2010, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,175
Posted By firster
No, you can call and order it yourself, don't...

No, you can call and order it yourself, don't need a travel agent to do it. You need your booking number though. I ordered Finlandia Vodka (1 litre) for a total of $42.80 and Canadian Club Whiskey...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 23rd, 2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,286
Posted By firster
Legend cabin 5191/5190

These are obstructed view (7A) cabins but on the deck plans the lifeboats appear to only obstruct a very small portion of these balconies. Has anyone ever seen these balconies on any Spirit class...
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