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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 22nd, 2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By bmatrix1970
Update: We called Carnival and learned that they...

Update: We called Carnival and learned that they do indeed allow folks to board at ports-of call! They said folks do it all the time and they will simply make note on our reservation and we will...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 16th, 2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By bmatrix1970
This board is awesome. Thank you Phil/Liz as we...

This board is awesome. Thank you Phil/Liz as we did not know such a ferry existed. What do you know about a ferry service? Instead of a whole bunch of one-way flights that would be a much better plan...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 16th, 2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By bmatrix1970
That Splendor experience is exactly why we don't...

That Splendor experience is exactly why we don't want to "gamble" with our wedding plans. We considered the full cruise from San Juan but when we realized a ship would be in St Thomas as a first stop...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines January 16th, 2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By bmatrix1970
Here is a question

We are considering getting married in St Thomas and do not want to gamble with a cruise stop wedding. St Thomas happens to be the first stop on a 7-day itinerary.

My question is: Does Carnival...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 22nd, 2010, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bmatrix1970
Canceling is not a covered option. I forwarded my...

Canceling is not a covered option. I forwarded my complaint to Carnival and will contact John Heald as well. Starboard has not replied to my latest email, hopefully they passed it on to someone who...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 21st, 2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bmatrix1970
Thanks Mike. We obviously should have done things...

Thanks Mike. We obviously should have done things differently but they held that warranty over our heads, claiming it would void if serviced by anyone but them. They also say they will not do as you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 21st, 2010, 11:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bmatrix1970
Would have voided the 2 year warranty. We were...

Would have voided the 2 year warranty. We were told that if we had it sized at home it would have been "melted and stretched" whereas if they did it, the original diamonds would be put on a different...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 21st, 2010, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,387
Posted By bmatrix1970
Annoyed and Disappointed

Great News! My most beautiful woman and I got engaged on our recent cruise aboard Destiny (Late November). We planned on purchasing the ring while on the trip and were not comfortable buying from one...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 21st, 2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By bmatrix1970
Crime

On one of the national news shows this morning was s tory about crime rates on carribean islands. The murder rates are very high and the mentioned several attacks on tourists and cruise passengers....
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 14th, 2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By bmatrix1970
Why is it that....

Why is it that there has been an increase in weather-related Cruise ship nightmare stories on the news as of late?

Why is it that with todays advanced weather forecasting abilities, some ships...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 8th, 2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 719
Posted By bmatrix1970
HAd a very late flight (745PM) out of FLL last...

HAd a very late flight (745PM) out of FLL last week after a 5-day out of Miami. Off ship at 7:30, in SAS transport van at 7:50, at FLL by 8:30, the fine folks at Jet Blue had seats available for the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 8th, 2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,236
Posted By bmatrix1970
You must take a short tender ride from the ship...

You must take a short tender ride from the ship to the island. Hop off the tender and there is a small shopping area and the beautiful beach is right there as well.

Yes! The do a very decent...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 16th, 2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 803
Posted By bmatrix1970
A Transpotation and a luggage question.

Hello all,

I could probably research this myself but thought I would just ask the real experts here first. Will be sailing out of Miami in late November aboard the Destiny. Managed to find some...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 30th, 2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bmatrix1970
They noted her B-day when we signed in and got...

They noted her B-day when we signed in and got our sign/sail cards. I told the head waiter about her B-day upon arriving for dinner but what annoyed me was the fact that we were getting up to leave...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 30th, 2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bmatrix1970
If you choose to self-assist (carry your own...

If you choose to self-assist (carry your own luggage off the ship) you will likely make it to the airport. Our cabin was on Lido Deck and they called self-assist by 9:30 for that deck. Off the ship...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 18th, 2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By bmatrix1970
Our Triumph Experience with Ida & Shannon

My most beautiful girlfriend and I got back from our adventure in New Orleans and aboard the Carnival Triumph last week. The “rare” November Hurricane by the name of Ida made this our first...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 5th, 2009, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By bmatrix1970
Nice- we are sailing from New Orleans on the 10th...

Nice- we are sailing from New Orleans on the 10th for a four day cruise, one stop- Cozumel. Looks like we would need to go straight through Ida to get to our destination. Can anyone predict/guess...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 27th, 2009, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By bmatrix1970
we were told it is safer to book through...

we were told it is safer to book through carnival. this is our 4th cruise and we have always booked through carnival. on the other hand we are willing to book privately as long as it will be a safe...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 26th, 2009, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,510
Posted By bmatrix1970
Cozumel Mexico shore excursion ???

Me and my boyfriend will be in Cozumel Mexico on my birthday. Not sure which beach exursion to choose. What is the difference between Playa mia beach break and playa maya beach break deluxe?
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 21st, 2009, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 624
Posted By bmatrix1970
New Orleans

flying down to New Orleans a day early before cruise on Triumph in November. Does anyone have any suggestions on a hotel to stay at?
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 3rd, 2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 903
Posted By bmatrix1970
Had the option of freestyle when we sailed...

Had the option of freestyle when we sailed Liberty last month but chose to stay traditional because we were a group and it forced us to gather each evening. May try the freestyle thing when we trael...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 16th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,699
Posted By bmatrix1970
Read here to see what my girlfriend and I...

Read here to see what my girlfriend and I experienced last year on Glory:
http://www.cruisemates.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=593069&highlight=

The end result was that we were compensated for our...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 16th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 557
Posted By bmatrix1970
We did just that on Liberty recently. Once opened...

We did just that on Liberty recently. Once opened it did eat up a bit of the space on one side of the balcony which made moving the chairs around less than easy, but doable. We never tried to close...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 5th, 2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By bmatrix1970
What if she hates it? :shock: Will you still...

What if she hates it? :shock: Will you still cruise for the honeymoon? Will you still marry her? Hmmmmmmmm.....
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 3rd, 2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,189
Posted By bmatrix1970
Have done the stingray thing a coupla years ago...

Have done the stingray thing a coupla years ago and it was awesome. Chose not to this past cruise partly because we were told that Grand Cayman has "changed the rules" and that guests are no longer...
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