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  1. Weren’t you going to send me some of that awesome sauce... it has not arrived as yet
  2. You know, either people didn’t scroll to the “see all” or the bungalows aren’t there! We have one reserved for a cruise late May and those are prefect for us since with just the 2 of us I would think it was a total waste of hard earned money to get a cabana for 1day (we love the water, but not a beach per se). I do hope they will still be available!
  3. interesting! I have heard of people taking pictures of the passport so they would have that information if they had to get them in a rush, but it hadn’t occurred to me to take a photo of the birth certificate. I agree with @WAAAYTOOO that it may not work in all cases, but it seems advisable under the “it could work” playbook.
  4. It’s is $15 more currently for global, but when we first got pre-check was all quite new and we still had kids at home and less travel freedom, so.... But next time we have to redo we will add global. I am all about adding on whatever I can I had to make things as quick as possible! When we got caught in the craziness that was gone Orlando airport in early Feb CLEAR cut off maybe an hour for us after standing in a mass of humans for 3.5. hours - you never know!
  5. The shampoo and condition (aka rinse) in the cabins isn’t bad, but I usually take my own since it would not be a good time to find your hair hated their’s And definitely she needs to bring curling iron, flat iron, or any other styling tools. I go back-and-forth on the hairdryer thing. I like taking mine, it dries my hair fast; and in case no one already said this, the ones in the cabins usually require you to hold the “on” button the entire time (a total pain) But, some people take zip ties and rubber bands to get around that problem. @SpeedNoodles mentioned the hotel issue and that
  6. My understanding is that port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) has Global Entry, but that no cruise ports have TSA pre-check at this point. We have CLEAR and pre-check; the latter expires next year and I dread going through that process again (we need a half day off for it due to our location). This time we’re going to get global entry, it’s not even $20 more so it makes sense.
  7. My father was born in Toccoa and I still have a number of cousins there. He was President of Truett-McConnell College toward the end of his life and very much enjoyed being back near home in the beautiful Georgia mountains Hopefully we will cruise with you and @VolFanInGa some day 🏝
  8. Toccoa area? We are in West Georgia. When We go to Costa Maya we usually get out to the countryside - I know that’s not what you’re wanting to do, but if you happen to see any of that honey pineapple and that ground, dried jalapeño with salt baggies, please mail me some!
  9. Oooooooh! You are very bad, very bad! Naughty! And worse than that the pictures now in my head...
  10. Also a twin plum party?!? woot woot! Let’s all get in our dancing shoes and show those pineapples how to boogie down (pretty sure that I just aged myself)
  11. We will be too, we could have a plum party
  12. I just have to pray that the pineapples that I know are NOT swinging anything with anyone
  13. AMEN. Just reading someone say they would kick an animal raises my blood pressure rather high and I do hope that it was just a really distasteful joke. The human is at fault, you can’t blame an animal for being an animal or for holding it as long as it could. That’s no better than to say you would throw a baby across the room because it wet it’s diaper. So before the bp goes higher I will just post some lovely furbabies I have had both dogs and cats (hamsters, etc.) in my life. But 3 years ago we lost our 16 and 17-year-old dogs within five days of one another from old age (that was
  14. I have a hard time with that too, not touching them... I often say that I will likely die trying to stop someone from being neglectful or mean to a furry thing OR touching a furry thing that didn’t want to be touched We all are going somehow, right?!?
  15. Hey, I feel your pain, it’s nuts and I know you are not even a little stupid! It’s the 14 day issue that is throwing us... it says 14 days to use it when it means 14 days to apply it to a cruise (one you booked in the last 30 days). The sail date can (apparently, I cannot swear to this part) be during the next 1 year but you have to call and APPLY it to the reservation in the 14 days after getting it. I know, nuts! And not at all what is written. So if I am understanding correctly you would be fine if the sail date was in the next year Sorry
  16. You are right! It is funny that we have just been having a similar discussion on my professional listserv because we are so often getting patients wanting us to sign off on them using an emotional support animals. That category is more for housing restrictions and sometimes transportation, but has nothing to do with the criteria for assistance animals (specially trained to guide, detect medical conditions, and perform other critical functions). I love my pets and don’t like to leave them, but that is far different than it being a medical necessity that they be with me at all times. I had recen
  17. You’ve had the same question if have had recently. The person who worded that should be fired If I wrote research papers like that I would’ve been booted to the curb. From what I understand from my recent deep dive is that the “14 day” requirement is not about the actually sailing date but when you call RCL to have it applied to the cruise you booked within the last 30 days? That isn’t close to what it says! It still is a ridiculously narrow window, but at least they aren’t expecting me to book cruises mere weeks out! I have also learned that on cruises where there is a casino-related disc
  18. I found that confusing too. If you take it literally, it’s suggest that you could only use it on a cruise booked 30 day or less out!? Some specify both the 30 days and give the “use within 14 days” also! I would like to use the 50,000 that I have accumulated for a $100 onboard credit for our May cruise, however .... @monctonguy I started it a couple months ago now - there are lots of tricks to getting free money, including signing on frequently and daily to get Higher multiples. You also get higher points for having more friends playing (feel free to add me and then check my f
  19. Happened to me twice last year - the concierge’s assistant said “it’s the sunscreen” I would not have guessed that!
  20. Just my opinion, but Millennia mall (my sister recommended this when I just called her) is likely to be more interesting. Most of the outlet mall stores are not selling the same items that are sold at the same named non-outlet stores, but are instead creating lower quality items just for the outlets (unless you luck across something like a Macy’s or Dillards outlet and those are never at the outlet malls). The Chicos, Talbots, Coach, and many of the other outlets stores at the “outlet malls” are selling completely different items and most are of a lower quality. Not to say that you can’t f
  21. Hello and welcome! I cannot disagree that tipping is out of hand ( as you point out, when it’s a minimum wage worker I am happy to tip, when it’s the independent hairstylist who just charged me $250 I am far less pleased). I will answer what I can of your questions, I am sure others will pipe in as there is a lot of knowledge here. On excursions – we use a combination of independent and ship sponsored excursions. Often the same ones the ship offers are offered independently with a lesser price and fewer people packed in. Those who prefer the ship based ones often point out that if y
  22. Yesterday I was told that she is on her way back! I am onboard in May so I am happy to see her ready and able
  23. I remember when I first “built” my first website in 1994 on notepad (I’m a closet nerd, had an Atari in 1979), “bandwidth” was an alien term to most of the planet - I just find it interesting how much things change and how quickly! But then I remember what age that I was then and realize it was not just yesterday
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