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Forum: Singles November 22nd, 2007, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
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Posted By loanshark
Update - My agent did secure a $25 on board...

Update - My agent did secure a $25 on board credit for me as a thank you gift......

I guess if I had the choice between paper docs or an on-board credit, I would choose the credit.
Forum: Singles November 19th, 2007, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By loanshark
I prefer to have the paper docs sent to me as...

I prefer to have the paper docs sent to me as well. The blue pouch thing is nice to have for carrying the rest of your travel paperwork (airline tix, hotel info, etc...). Not to mention the fact...
Forum: Singles November 18th, 2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,067
Posted By loanshark
As of Nov. 2007, you can still get paper...

As of Nov. 2007, you can still get paper documents instead of e-docs. However, some travel agents will tell you that Carnival is no longer sending paper docs, because it saves the travel agency...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 18th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By loanshark
You will be pleased with that hotel at that...

You will be pleased with that hotel at that price. The hotel is typically won at rates between $60-$90, so you got a pretty good deal. The hotel is connected to the James L Knight center, and you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 15th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By loanshark
Thrifty and Alamo's MIA airport locations will...

Thrifty and Alamo's MIA airport locations will shuttle you to the ship at the Port of Miami for free when you drop the car off.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 13th, 2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By loanshark
Ro - I believe your situation is different than...

Ro - I believe your situation is different than that of the original poster.

Going from 3 to 2 in a cabin should not result in a change in the per person fare for passengers #1 and #2.

Going...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 1st, 2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 945
Posted By loanshark
From airport to hotel: Most of the airport...

From airport to hotel:

Most of the airport hotels have a shuttle to and from the airport, while the downtown and beach hotels do not. A taxi costs about $25 to the downtown or port area and about...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 30th, 2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 456
Posted By loanshark
I have done this before, using Thrifty. I picked...

I have done this before, using Thrifty. I picked up the car at FLL, and returned the car the next day to the Miami airport location. Thrifty will provide you with free shuttle service to and from...
Forum: Singles April 23rd, 2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,266
Posted By loanshark
To get an upgrade, you pretty much have to book a...

To get an upgrade, you pretty much have to book a guarantee cabin only. If you chose a specific cabin at the time of booking, they will not upgrade you except in very rare circumstances.... (A group...
Forum: Singles April 22nd, 2007, 11:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,266
Posted By loanshark
There are no 1A cabins with windows on the...

There are no 1A cabins with windows on the Fantasy class (Fantasy, Ecstacy, Fascination, Sensation, etc...) or Spirit class (Spirit, Pride Legend, & Miracle) ships. All of the 1A cabins on these...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 17th, 2007, 10:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 757
Posted By loanshark
$50 for a 4-day cruise, and $60 for a 5-day...

$50 for a 4-day cruise, and $60 for a 5-day cruise.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 13th, 2007, 10:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By loanshark
I'm not so sure if they will be available on the...

I'm not so sure if they will be available on the Fascination....since that ship now only sails 3 and 4 day cruises. The pins are generally given at the past guest party, or with your invitation on...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 10th, 2007, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 536
Posted By loanshark
They normally have lobster as one of the 5 or 6...

They normally have lobster as one of the 5 or 6 entree choices available on formal night.
Forum: Hotels April 4th, 2007, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By loanshark
Anywhere in the french quarter or downtown areas...

Anywhere in the french quarter or downtown areas will be near the port.
Forum: Hotels April 4th, 2007, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,643
Posted By loanshark
Try Hotwire...... you can get a room that sleeps...

Try Hotwire...... you can get a room that sleeps up to 4 people. However, unlike Priceline, Hotwire gives you a set price (which is generally lower than the regular price thru the hotel). Once you...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 4th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By loanshark
"I did put in a "gurantee" with the agent but she...

"I did put in a "gurantee" with the agent but she said when she called Carnival (or whatever they do) they gave her a room #. "

It sounds like your travel agent booked a specific cabin, as opposed...
Forum: Singles April 3rd, 2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,143
Posted By loanshark
The single supplement is not always 200%. I have...

The single supplement is not always 200%. I have been on several cruises where the supplement was only 20-30% more, and two cruises that I have been on had no single supplement.

On Carnival,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 3rd, 2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By loanshark
Closest airports to Miami... 1. MIA 2. ...

Closest airports to Miami...

1. MIA
2. Ft Lauderdale
3. Palm Beach
4. Ft Myers

There are other airports in the S. Florida area, however the 4 listed above are the closest ones that have...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 3rd, 2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By loanshark
You can also order a cake from your waiter at...

You can also order a cake from your waiter at dinner early in the cruise, and have them deliver it on a particular day. I did this for someone on the Holiday. However, you have to give them at...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 1st, 2007, 11:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,318
Posted By loanshark
Here are the details of the open bar program. ...

Here are the details of the open bar program. You have to be in a group of at least 30 to participate.

Carnival’s Sail & Sign Open Bar and Wine Program

Carnival’s Sail & Sign Open Bar and...
Forum: Singles March 30th, 2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,580
Posted By loanshark
Paul.... I let you know how tight security...

Paul....

I let you know how tight security is when I get back from my sailing on the Fantasy in a few weeks.

At least I know I won't have to worry about smuggling alcohol on the Nov. 24...
Forum: Hotels March 30th, 2007, 09:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,052
Posted By loanshark
The port of Miami is actually an island in the...

The port of Miami is actually an island in the middle of Biscayne Bay. There is one roadway/bridge onto the island, which begins at a place which is about a 30 minute walk from the Hyatt. From the...
Forum: Hotels March 11th, 2007, 11:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,075
Posted By loanshark
I think gracenonna was referring to "Budget Rent...

I think gracenonna was referring to "Budget Rent a Car", not cheap hotel accomodations. As far as rental cars are concerned, use the location closet to the port. Budget will shuttle you to the ship...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 4th, 2007, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By loanshark
Thank you for your response lhp! To...

Thank you for your response lhp!

To answer crimsonky's question, I prefer the Fantasy-class ships (Fascination, Sensation, etc...) to the Holiday. Not that the Holiday was a bad ship....it...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 3rd, 2007, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 940
Posted By loanshark
Cost of parking at New Orleans pier?

Can someone who's recently parked at the pier in N.O. advise how much is being chaged now? Also, I have heard that they charge you for an extra day... Please clarify if this is true. Thanks!!!!
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