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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 1st, 2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,991
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Whatever you do, be careful. Think about it this...

Whatever you do, be careful. Think about it this way. You're 18, which makes you a relatively inexperienced drinker, you're drunk, you're in a foreign country, and you can be identified as a...
Forum: Holland America March 6th, 2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
We had a very similar situation last year when we...

We had a very similar situation last year when we sailed on the Carnival Glory. We had a snag come up while we were on the ship, and I was afraid we'd need to exchange some faxes with our agent. ...
Forum: Holland America March 6th, 2011, 03:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,244
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
DW and I are also on the NA cruise leaving on the...

DW and I are also on the NA cruise leaving on the 13th, and we also went from a VH to a VA on Deck 8. I figured this was a pretty big upgrade, and I'm glad to get confirmation of that.

As for the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 12th, 2010, 11:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
The best way to get your passport paperwork...

The best way to get your passport paperwork filled out is to go to Welcome to Travel.State.Gov (http://travel.state.gov). You will be guided through a series of Web pages where you answer various...
Forum: All Things Cruising September 11th, 2010, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,260
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Just because you can buy something abroad doesn't...

Just because you can buy something abroad doesn't mean that Customs will allow you to bring it back into the country. Bringing in anything that is considered a narcotic is usually a big no-no. Not...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 11th, 2010, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
I had a tussle with a chair hog on my very first...

I had a tussle with a chair hog on my very first cruise. My wife and I went to Serenity, and all the chairs were occupied except for one that just had a towel on it. So we sat on the deck for...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 11th, 2010, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Yes, get the passport book. The thing is,...

Yes, get the passport book. The thing is, although the card would work on a cruise, since you are reentering the U.S. by sea, closed loop cruises don't require a passport, just a birth certificate...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 28th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,285
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Our first cruise was for our honeymoon. It was...

Our first cruise was for our honeymoon. It was in March 2008 on the Inspiration. In no particular order:

1. Walking off the covered gangway right into the atrium. Wow! What a view!
2. That...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff August 21st, 2010, 01:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,422
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
When my wife and I were on the Glory in late...

When my wife and I were on the Glory in late April, we ran into some unforeseen complications with the house we were closing on, and we thought our Realtor was going to have to get us to sign and...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 17th, 2010, 01:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 22,685
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
On a cruise about a year ago, the subject of cell...

On a cruise about a year ago, the subject of cell phone bills came up at dinner. One of the people there insisted he didn't have to worry because he had Sprint, and his phone used satellites, so he...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 15th, 2010, 02:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 705
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
My DW and I also did that cruise, and we...

My DW and I also did that cruise, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Excellent all around. The weather did turn nasty at HMC, but things like that happen, and we just rolled with it.

We didn't see...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 9th, 2010, 02:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
We also got off the Glory on May 2nd. The ship...

We also got off the Glory on May 2nd. The ship was beautiful. We spent a few hours in Serenity, and it was very nice. No problems finding a place to lie down, either. Actually, I didn't notice as...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 9th, 2010, 01:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 20,042
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
I've put "U.S. Dept. of State" on my last three...

I've put "U.S. Dept. of State" on my last three cruises, and there haven't been any problems. I'm guessing the city name is a holdover from when that was still listed on passports.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 16th, 2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
This same person started a similar thread on...

This same person started a similar thread on another board (you probably know the one, but I'm not sure if I'm allowed to name it) and, like here, has never come back to answer any questions or post...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 13th, 2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,103
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Two pieces of advice: 1. If you're flying to...

Two pieces of advice:

1. If you're flying to your port, if at all possible, fly in the day before you sail, ESPECIALLY if you're on Southwest. This is not to say that Southwest isn't reliable. ...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines April 13th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,961
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
I agree with the previous posters. I had a...

I agree with the previous posters. I had a similar incident happen to me last year where someone across the country tried to use my card to buy something online and add it to a PayPal account. I've...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff April 4th, 2010, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
FYI, in Belize, the Belize dollar is pegged to...

FYI, in Belize, the Belize dollar is pegged to the U.S. dollar at a rate of 2 Belizean dollars to 1 U.S. dollar. American currency is accepted there, but, before you pay, be sure you know what...
Forum: All Things Cruising April 4th, 2010, 02:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 686
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Also be aware that some cards charge foreign...

Also be aware that some cards charge foreign transaction fees for purchases made outside the U.S. It doesn't matter whether the purchases are made in U.S. dollars; they charge you simply for using...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 22nd, 2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,203
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
Not to drag this thread too far offtopic, but if...

Not to drag this thread too far offtopic, but if you can get an AT&T signal, even a weak one, you can purchase a repeater that can put a usable signal into your house. Wilson Electronics is...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 21st, 2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,203
Posted By ISurfTooMuch
For your iPhone to work on a ship, you have to...

For your iPhone to work on a ship, you have to have both international roaming and international dialing added to your account. Even if you can call from Mexico, this doesn't mean those features...
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