The only reason I can think why I got mine so quickly is.... I booked directly through Carnival and I'm a Florida Resident??? Hmm....just a thought, who knows... anyway, I hope everyone gets theirs real soon!!
I noticed prices are going down. I called Carnival and they told me they are almost booked to capacity, but they still have over 100 cabins available. Looks really good for an upgrade. We got an oceanview, but would really really like to have a balcony.
Honestly... they could put me on the Lido deck with a blanket and I'd be happy
My TA a Carnival said the docs would probably be here next week. Said also that the week we're going is real popular. We went to Dillards tonight and cashed in on some of their sale merchandise from the summer. Got me a new hat now. I might not have anything written on this one. Hey Rembrant, I still look the same as the picture I sent you. Happened to swing by the NHC website, and it looks like the Tropics are starting to fester up this hurricane season. Got a couple of waves out east of the Lesser Antilles that I'm watching for development. There's an area of disturbed scud coming out of the Yuckatan heading into the Gulf. Let's keep our fingers crossed for our cruise week. ONE MONTH FROM TODAY............
Yeah, Amy my travel agent said I wouldn't get my doc's until two to three weeks before the cruise since we're flying in as well. I think Suzie has been bribing the upgrade fairy anyway, watch her end up in a Penthouse.
Has anyone flown in before to a cruise? Does the ship have a shuttle for you at the airport if you book the package together, (Land/Air/Sea)? My travel agent said yes, but she hasn't been to N.O. or on Carnival.
Also, if the weather deteriorates before our trip, or during our trip, anyone have experience how the cruise is changed? Are we comp'd for another date? Do we just "go around" the Hurricane/Storm if there is one? Do they change Ports of Call, etc?
Last Hurricane I travelled around was in the North Atlantic on our way from Oslo to Edinburgh, and I seem to recall 45 degree rolls, walking on the bulk-head to the showers, and using seat belts to stay seated while working. Heck, even the food trays had locks on the tables to keep them in place. (Food still slid across the tray and into the next guys tray, or worse, his lap). hehehe
It was a real BLAST!!!!
Damned the torpedoes, (and Hurricanes), PARTY ON AHEAD!!!
From what I've gathered from my TA and other posts, plus Carnivals' site, the ship will detour any hurricanes and tropical storms. Alternate ports will be accessed and in the event we cannot port, a $25 credit per port per person will be added to ones account. That's all covered in the "fine print" but it isn't too bad. No docs today, again......
I know I've been a little silent lately but wow has this thread blown up! Good to see we are all revved up and ready to go! I called my TA yesterday and she told us that we wouldn't see ours until 2-3 weeks before cruise date. Hopefully I'll be as lucky as ya'll seem to be and get mine a lil early!
When it gets closer, we'll all have to find a lounge or something to meet at and when, I say early personally, early in the week that is. The longer we all know each other the more fun to be had! I hoped you hadn't changed much since that picture Turkeyman We start pulling stunts like that, none of us would ever meet I'd send a pic to give ya'll some visual to look for too, but with all the worms out, I'm a lil leary of sending attatchments. Hopefully that'll calm down a bit further and I can circulate one of myself. I'll say this though.. if ya see a guy, about 26 years old out on deck with a sketch pad and drawing.. say hi, that's me or, at least most likely me ;P
I'm watching those tropical weather reports too and the friends that are coming with us, one of em has a degree in meteorology.. she's skeptical but happy at the detouring news! Hopefully we won't see any high seas action.
I was reading our travel documents today and discovered that we can only check six bags. I sure hope dave is going to be able to get all of his stuff in his one bag. He carry on one too. I better getting packing this weekend so I can take it all out and start over ten times before we leave.
Someone name the lounge and we'll be there.
Has any one considered that Jamacia tour I mentioned before? I got another e-mail reccomending it.
I need to go and do some laundry before game time, everyone have a Happy Labor Day!
Guess the complaining is over, I GOT DEM DOCS!!!!! One thing I noticed that I won't have to do is fill out all those luggage tags. The ones, (still on my baggage), from my April cruise are the same color, and, seeing I have the same cabin, won't have to be changed. About a social getogether, the lounges located on the Aft section of Deck 5 seems to be the ideal spot. Maybe, at 4 or so on one of our "Sea Days", (MO or TU), we can get all of us together for a drank.
Personally, I don't drink alcohol, but do socialize with people that do and don't have a problem with it. I am crazy enough sober that I'd probably blow up if the occasion arose.
I bought some drink coupons though, cause the wife likes an occasional Marguarita from time to time. So, whenever, you all say, is fine with us.
Happy birthday Don!!!! People say that because I made 50, that I'm on the downslope. That' s not possible, cause I haven't made it to the top yet!!!! Don't guess you're an oldtimer unless,,,,,,,,,,,you can remember what you were doing the weekend of "Woodstock." (And that was in '69, not that new thing they had a year or two ago).