Tuesday, 11 September 2012

We're sailing away...again. And again.


Get your flippy floppies ready!




(UPDATED October 4, 2013.  As of right now, I do not know if I am returning.  I am hoping to, but things need to fall into place in order for this to happen. So pray to any and every God that you can.  Please use this blog as a general reference guide. Edits will be in constant progress once new info becomes available. If you have questions, please ask.  But if I already mentioned it in the blog, do not expect a response back.  Sorry, but you should ALWAYS read thoroughly before asking.)

Ahoy mateys!  Cruise season is upon us all!  Similar to what I did for Mixtape, I will be doing something for the latest FAQ and general info you need for this hectic time.  This will be cruise #5 for me (yes I still have money and my limbs are not owned by some mob organization...yet) so I figure to give my input on what to expect for the first timers.  In due time more will be added on but this is more of cruise planning for newbies 101.    Thank you @nkotb for tweeting this out and thank you everyone for your feedback, suggestions and comments!


First things first.  My esteemed colleague @ktsummer wrote this blog for the first cruise in 2009.  Things has changed since then but if you want a good general guideline of what to do after you're booked, I strongly suggest you read up on it.

And as always, you can always consult the FAQ on the Rose Tours account and their Twitter page.  Block Nation can get more info within the forums.

WHO WHAT WHERE HUH ZAH HOW GAH! I mean...when does it start?

The pre sale for Block Nation members goes October 9th at 10 AM.  Past cruisers go at 1 PM. General sale goes Sept. 13 at 10 AM, all times Eastern Daylight Time.  Before you yell out "WHAT TIME DOES IT GO ON SA--" http://timeanddate.com/  Let that be your friend.  Actually, that should have been your friend for 4 years and there is NO EXCUSE as to why you don't use it more often!

UPDATE OCTOBER 4, 2013.  As per Rose Tours, bookings will start here. Those who have accounts from the 2012 and 2013 will be allowed to sign in with that.  New cruisers and those who went in 2009-2011 will need to create one.  @purplerinne wrote: "Jeannie did say that u can use a family/friend etc cc as long as you have their billing info."You can use 1 credit card or up to 4 while booking.  For the future payments you will be doing it through your Rose Tours account online.  Last year, one roomie covered all 3 deposits, and my other roomie and I just sent our money via Paypal to her and did the rest of the payments online.  If you're doing the booking, make sure you have everyone's name, email address, phone number, CC info and even address just in case.

As previously stated, no one under 16 is allowed.  (We'll miss you Isabelle.)  If you are 16-21, you need to have a guardian over 25 in the room as per Carnival's rule.


PRICE LIST FOR THE 2013 CRUISE.  


1AB - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), VARIOUS DECKS, UPPER & LOWER BEDS ONLY

1AB - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Various Decks, Upper & Lower Beds Only

Price for this cabin is $699.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside on various decks, upper & lower beds only. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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1A - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), VARIOUS DECKS

1A - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Various Decks

Price for this cabin is $949.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside on various decks. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4A - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1

4A - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $1,599.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 1. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due to today to reserve.
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4A - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1

4A - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $999.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 1. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per guest due to today to reserve.
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4A - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1

4A - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $949.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 1. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per guest due today to reserve.
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4A - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1

4A - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $899.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 1. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per guest due today to reserve.
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4B - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1 OR 2

4B - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,699.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4B - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1 OR 2

4B - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4B - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1 OR 2

4B - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,049.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4B - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 1 OR 2

4B - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $999.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4C - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 2

4C - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,749.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside on Deck 2 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4CS - SINGLE SHARED INSIDE MATCH PROGRAM CABIN (NO VIEW), VARIOUS DECKS

4CS - Single Shared Inside Match Program Cabin (NO VIEW), Various Decks

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Inside Match Program is cabin located inside on various decks. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4C - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 2

4C - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside on Deck 2 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4C - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 2

4C - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside on Deck 2 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4C - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 2

4C - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,049.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside on Deck 2 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4D - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6

4D - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 6. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4D - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6

4D - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 6. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4D - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6

4D - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 6. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4D - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6

4D - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 6. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4E - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6 OR 7

4E - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4E - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6 OR 7

4E - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4E - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6 OR 7

4E - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4E - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 6 OR 7

4E - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either Deck 6 Midship or the front or rear of Deck 7. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4F - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 7 OR 8

4F - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 7 or 8



Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4F - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 7 OR 8

4F - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4F - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 7 OR 8

4F - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4F - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 7 OR 8

4F - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4G - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 8 OR 9

4G - Single Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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4G - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 8 OR 9

4G - Double Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4G - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 8 OR 9

4G - Triple Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4G - QUAD INSIDE CABIN (NO VIEW), DECK 8 OR 9

4G - Quad Inside Cabin (NO VIEW), Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4H - SINGLE INSIDE CABIN WITH NO VIEW, DECK 9 OR 10.

4H - Single Inside Cabin with no view, Deck 9 or 10.

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4H - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN WITH NO VIEW, DECK 9 OR 10.

4H - Double Inside Cabin with no view, Deck 9 or 10.

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4H - TRIPLE INSIDE CABIN WITH NO VIEW, DECK 9 OR 10.

4H - Triple Inside Cabin with no view, Deck 9 or 10.

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4H - QUAD INSIDE CABIN WITH NO VIEW, DECK 9 OR 10.

4H - Quad Inside Cabin with no view, Deck 9 or 10.

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located inside in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. There is no view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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4J - DOUBLE INSIDE CABIN WITH PICTURE WINDOW (OBSTRUCTED VIEWS), DECKS

4J - Double Inside Cabin with Picture Window (OBSTRUCTED VIEWS), Decks 6-10

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located inside in the front of Decks 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10. There is a picture window with an obstructed view from this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6A - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1

6A - Single Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 1. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 due to today to reserve.
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6A - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1

6A - Double Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 1. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due to today to reserve.
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6A - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1 - $1,149.00 PER GUEST

6A - Triple Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1 - $1,149.00 per guest

Price for this cabin is $1,149.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 1. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6A - QUAD OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1

6A - Quad Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1

Price for this cabin is $1,099.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 1. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6B - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1 OR 2

6B - Single Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,899.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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6B - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1 OR 2

6B - Double Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,299.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6B - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1 OR 2

6B - Triple Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,249.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6B - QUAD OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 1 OR 2

6B - Quad Ocean View Cabin, Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin located in either the front or rear of Deck 2 or Deck 1 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6C - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 2

6C - Single Ocean View Cabin, Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,949.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located on Deck 2 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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6CS - SINGLE SHARED OCEAN VIEW MATCH PROGRAM, VARIOUS DECKS

6CS - Single Shared Ocean View Match Program, Various Decks

Price for this cabin is $1,349.00 per guest.
Ocean View Match Program is located on various decks. This is an ocean view cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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6C - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 2

6C - Double Ocean View Cabin, Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,349.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located on Deck 2 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6C - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 2

6C - Triple Ocean View Cabin, Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,299.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin located on Deck 2 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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6C - QUAD OCEAN VIEW CABIN, DECK 2

6C - Quad Ocean View Cabin, Deck 2

Price for this cabin is $1,249.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located on Deck 2 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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PT - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH PORTHOLES (LIMITED VIEWS), DECK 1 OR 2

PT - Single Ocean View Cabin with Portholes (LIMITED VIEWS), Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin located in either the front of Deck 1 or 2. There are portholes with a limited view in this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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PT - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW CABIN WITH PORTHOLES (LIMITED VIEWS), DECK 1 OR 2

PT - Double Ocean View Cabin with Portholes (LIMITED VIEWS), Deck 1 or 2

Price for this cabin is $1,199.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin located in either the front of Deck 1 or 2. There are portholes with a limited view in this cabin. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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Ocean View Cabin with balcony, twin beds that convert to a king (185 sq ft) and balcony (40 sq feet).
Cabin type 8D, 8E, 8F, 8M, 8N, 9B, and 9C will receive seating in the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seated events in the Main Show Lounge.
Please pick from the following events or items:
8A - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6

8A - Single Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,999.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 6. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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8A - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6

8A - Double Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,399.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 6. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8A - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6

8A - Triple Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,349.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 6. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8A - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6

8A - Quad Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6

Price for this cabin is $1,299.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 6. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8B - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6 OR 7

8B - Single Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $2,099.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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8B - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6 OR 7

8B - Double Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,499.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8B - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6 OR 7

8B - Triple Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,449.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8B - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6 OR 7

8B - Quad Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,399.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 7 or Deck 6 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8C - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 7 OR 8

8C - Single Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $2,099.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.
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8C - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 7 OR 8

8C - Double Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,499.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8C - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 7 OR 8

8C - Triple Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,449.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8C - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 7 OR 8

8C - Quad Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,399.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located in either the front or rear of Deck 8 or Deck 7 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.
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8D - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8 OR 9

8D - Single Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $2,399.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.

All category 8D cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8D - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8 OR 9

8D - Double Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8D cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8D - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8 OR 9

8D - Triple Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,749.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8D cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8D - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8 OR 9

8D - Quad Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 8 or 9

Price for this cabin is $1,699.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 9 or Deck 8 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8D cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8E - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 9 OR 10

8E - Single Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 9 or 10

Price for this cabin is $2,449.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.

All category 8E cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8E - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CAB138E3IN, DECK 9 OR 10

8E - Double Ocean View Balcony Cab138E3in, Deck 9 or 10

Price for this cabin is $1,849.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8E cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8E - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 9 OR 10

8E - Triple Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 9 or 10

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8E cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8E - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 9 OR 10

8E - Quad Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 9 or 10

Price for this cabin is $1,749.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located in either the front of Deck 10 or Deck 9 Midship. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8E cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8F - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 9 OR 10

8F - Double Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 9 or 10

Price for this cabin is $1,849.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in Deck 9 Midship or the front of Deck 10. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8F cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8F - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 10 OR 11

8F - Triple Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 10 or 11

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in the front of Deck 10, or the front or midship of Deck 11. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8F cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8F - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY CABIN, DECK 10 OR 11

8F - Quad Ocean View Balcony Cabin, Deck 10 or 11

Price for this cabin is $1,749.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in the front of Deck 10, or the front or midship of Deck 11 . This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8F cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8M - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW EXTENDED BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6 OR 7

8M - Double Ocean View Extended Balcony Cabin, Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,849.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 6 or 7. This cabin has an ocean view and an extended balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8M cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8M - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW EXTENDED BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6 OR 7

8M - Triple Ocean View Extended Balcony Cabin, Deck 6 or 7

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 6 or 7. This cabin has an ocean view and an extended balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

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8N - SINGLE OCEAN VIEW EXTENDED BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8

8N - Single Ocean View Extended Balcony Cabin, Deck 8

Price for this cabin is $2,449.00 per guest.
Single occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 8. This cabin has an ocean view and an extended balcony. Deposit of $300.00 due today to reserve.

All category 8N cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8N - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW EXTENDED BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8

8N - Double Ocean View Extended Balcony Cabin, Deck 8

Price for this cabin is $1,849.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 8. This cabin has an ocean view and an extended balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8N cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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8N - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW EXTENDED BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8

8N - Triple Ocean View Extended Balcony Cabin, Deck 8

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 8. This cabin has an ocean view and an extended balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 8N cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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9B - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW PREMIUM BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8

9B - Triple Ocean View Premium Balcony Cabin, Deck 8

Price for this cabin is $1,849.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 8. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 9B cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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9B - QUAD OCEAN VIEW PREMIUM BALCONY CABIN, DECK 8

9B - Quad Ocean View Premium Balcony Cabin, Deck 8

Price for this cabin is $1,799.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 8. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 9B cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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9C - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW PREMIUM BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6, 7 OR 8

9C - Double Ocean View Premium Balcony Cabin, Deck 6, 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,949.00 per guest.
Double occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 6, 7 or 8. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

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Junior Suites

Junior suite with standard-size balcony, two twin beds that convert to king and single sofa bed (275 sq ft). Sofa, armchair and coffee table. Full bathroom with the shower/whirlpool tub. 2 large closets. Walk in dressing area with vanity table and chair. Private standard-size balcony with patio chairs and table (80 sq ft).
Junior Suites receive seating in the first five (5) rows for all reserved seated events in the Main Show Lounge.
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9C - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW PREMIUM BALCONY CABIN, DECK 6, 7 OR 8

9C - Triple Ocean View Premium Balcony Cabin, Deck 6, 7 or 8

Price for this cabin is $1,899.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy cabin is located in the rear of Deck 6, 7, or 8. This cabin has an ocean view and a balcony. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category 9C cabins will receive the first thirteen (13) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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JS - Quad Ocean View Junior Suite, Deck 11

Price for this suite is $2,299.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy suite is located in the front of Deck 11. This suite has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

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Ocean View Balcony Suites

Ocean View Suite with private large balcony, twin beds that convert to a king, separate sitting area (275 sq ft) and balcony (80 sq ft), entertainment area and whirlpool bath.
Ocean View Suites receive seating in the first five (5) rows for all reserved seated events in the Main Show Lounge.
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OS - DOUBLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY SUITE, DECK 7

OS - Double Ocean View Balcony Suite, Deck 7

Price for this suite is $2,499.00 per guest.
Double occupancy suite is located in the front or Midship of Deck 7. This suite has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category OS cabins will receive the first five (5) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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OS - TRIPLE OCEAN VIEW BALCONY SUITE, DECK 7

OS - Triple Ocean View Balcony Suite, Deck 7

Price for this suite is $2,449.00 per guest.
Triple occupancy suite is located in the front or Midship of Deck 7. This suite has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

All category OS cabins will receive the first five (5) rows for all reserved seat events in the Main Show Lounge.
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OS - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY SUITE, DECK 7

OS - Quad Ocean View Balcony Suite, Deck 7

Price for this suite is $2,399.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy suite is located in the front or Midship of Deck 7. This suite has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

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Grand Suites

Penthouse Suite with largest balcony, twin beds that convert to a king, separate sitting area (300 sq ft) and balcony (115 sq ft), entertainment area and whirlpool bath dressing room with vanity, walk-in closet and refrigerator.
Grand Suites receive seating in the first row for all reserved seated events in the Main Show Lounge.
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GS - QUAD OCEAN VIEW BALCONY GRAND SUITE, DECK 7

GS - Quad Ocean View Balcony Grand Suite, Deck 7

Price for this suite is $2,999.00 per guest.
Quadruple occupancy suite is located in Deck 7 Midship. This suite has an ocean view. Deposit of $300.00 per person due today to reserve.

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Someone asked:

"For ocean suites you can book two people and add a third into the room at some point if we want right?"  The reply was "If capacity allows us, we may be able to add into a cabin. But if the cruise is sold out, we will not be able to add anyone."

If you are booking for handicapped rooms, book as normal then contact Rose Tours so you can be placed in a modified room  You can call 215-663-880 or email Christi to ask for the disabled passenger forms and to send it back ASAP so they can deal with it right away.  @JRKgirlinDONial (love that name) said she will answer any questions about this subject.


Plan your budget as best as you can.  We are going in blind on the lack of pricing details again, but also be realistic about what the options are.  The Grand Suites and the cheap rooms (699 for the last cruise) will be the first to go so decide on what you can really afford based on the other categories.  Think of the cabin as the same way you have your hotel room when you're road tripping: you need it for a bed to crash in for a few hours, a shower to wash off the makeup after a long night, a place to change and to store your gear.  If you don't really care for top seating, then don't go for broke.  Which leads to...


Does your confirmation number REALLY matter?

There's a long standing theory that the faster you book, the lower the confirmation number will be (while there is no set standard, it seems they start at 1000 every year) and thus the better your seat will be for the indoor events.  Most of the time, it does seem hold TRUE.  The first year my confirmation number was pretty bad but that was because my roommates and I thought "it's going to take a few days to sell out."  (Oops.)  Since then I've noticed that my seating did seem to be influenced by my confirmation number and was unofficially confirmed by asking people what their numbers were.  This is not to say that it will always be like this or that just because the number is low guarantees a great seat.

To wit, my seat in 2010 was upstairs, very last row and way to the left.

2012 was floor level, 11th row and again way to the left.

And in 2013...9th row center with the upgrade.  Meh. 




I had a lower confirmation number this year, but I think my vantage point in 2010 was much better.  Part of the stage was obstructed when I was on the floor so I constantly had to lean to my right to try to see Jon during the game show and I zoomed in like crazy on my camera.  (BTW, Earl being part of the game show meant it was open season for recording.  I highly took advantage.)

 Always keep in mind of a few extra fees that you will be hit with along the way:
-A 6.50 service fee per person in your cabin at the time of your booking. In 2011 it was 5.00.  Could be more, could be less, but in any case, be aware of not buying that McDonalds Extra Value Meal.  #cruisecontrol after all.
-299 for Taxes, port fees and gratuities.
-Payment structure.  This year it is different that if you're going for the higher class cabins (which will probably be the ones with the better seating) your second payment is 700 instead of 500.
-Insurance.  This year it is 129. It is optional to take it with them, but if you want it, everyone in your cabin has to take it.  I'm going to find out if you have to buy it while booking or if it can be bought w/in 10 days of booking though you can always check w/ other brokers or your local insurance company if they have similar options.
-For Non USA people: The exchange rate.  Let's face it, it's still a dicey economy, and the number you see in USD may not be the final bill you're paying if you're a non US resident.  (In 2009 ended up paying $400 more than expected because of the fluctuating dollar.)  I would say save an extra 15% to cover for any sudden spikes in the exchange rate and whatever exchange your credit card company uses.  Use this site to figure out the daily rate.

Be careful if you double book. ALWAYS check your spam messages as the confirmation email may end up in there.  It will take 2 cycles for the extra deposit to be refunded to you.  However Rose Tours will work with the double booking so if it happens, call them immediately.


Advice from other buyers:

@easmith: Since you don't have to login til after you find your room, you can try for rooms on multiple computers without getting kicked out
@4kidsonmyblock: point out the "use multiple cards" button. It's easy to miss!


"You Don't Gotta Swim/Tan/Drink/(Bleep) Alone..." (ok there Jordan) 



Going solo? No problem!  There is a room mate match program available.  Get to meet a possible new friend (or enemy how it shakes out lol) and more importantly, it's a a lot less expensive being in a double than in a single.  @Vettechnikki writes: "there's a link on the side of the page that asks if you're looking for roommates and when you book it specifies which cabins are available for the match program, which are ocean view. it does not specify which deck you will be on though."


@imeechan greatly shared her experience on how the room mate match program worked for her:

"NKOTB 2012 has 2 types matching programs: 4CS & 6CS. 6CS was the cabin with balcony & it was more expensive than 4CS.

Also, early & late dining question was not that reliable for sharing program coz I remember my cabin mate said she chose late dining but ended up being put into early dining & matched with me."

She also mentioned that Rose Tours does try to match roommates geographically and each person got the other's email address roughly 6 weeks prior so they can begin contacting each other. 

If you really want to be alone in your cabin, it's being alleged that the rooms being offered will not be specified until after the sale starts.  I'm looking to track down where I saw that.



The great debate: Early Vs late! 

Early vs late is really for the formal dining halls on the boat IF YOU CHOOSE to eat in there as there are many places to eat on board. While you do have a number on your card indicating what table you're supposed to be sitting at, that is just a formality since the staff will seat you anywhere and you may end up sharing table with others.  Early dining (group A) is at 6 pm, late dining (group B) is at 8:15.  Some events like the game show and any individual events (like the Backrub, Jordan's Live and Unfinished set, etc) will be set for different days and times for both groups.  For the photo ops, group A goes first, then a "short" break then it's group B.

While there is no difference in groups other than what time you eat, the results in terms of the events can vary. Late diners get the game show first but it seems that every year, early diners seem to have the more "fast and loose" game show since the guys have food in their bellies and the chance to down a few cocktails.  It was reported that Joey's set for Group A 2012 was a bit  longer due to the rain and ended up cutting material for Group B.   I normally stick to the late dining but may change to early dining this time.

(UPDATE: After doing the early dining thing, I didn't love it.  If I do go back, I'm sticking with late.)

AHHH SALE TIME!  (Dry heaving.)


Your booking starts here.
Now roughly HALF of the rooms go on sale during the pre sales, the other half opens up to the general public.   For the pre sale, you will be asked to enter the proper password for the sale you are going for (the BN password will work after 1 PM if you are not a past cruiser.)   If you are booking during the past cruisers sale, it is essentially whatever is left after the BN sale started. Some categories will be sold out.  You'll have to decide if you want to change categories, split up if you're 4 or try your luck for the general sale tomorrow.  If you buy a cabin class higher than expected, YOU CANNOT DOWNGRADE.

In the event that you don't get on at all and it does sell out, DO NOT PANIC.  There are still several ways to get on.

1) Get on the waitlist asap.  A lot of fans have seen that work to their benefit.  About 80% of the list was cleared out last year. They will normally give you a few days to decide once you get called so always have the money in hand when the time comes.
2) Join Facebook groups and check Twitter often.  With the buyer's remorse that eventually kick in, people will probably start selling their spots after the 2nd payment is due on November 29th (great birthday present to Jon huh?  Giving him more money! I keed!)  In 2011 when the NKOTBSB tour was announced many fans opted to do more shows instead of the cruise so there was a greater turnover rate.  If the tour is a go in 2013, I expect to see more of the same.
3) Wait it out.  The close the time comes to the cruise, the more desperate some can become and may drop the price.  I had one friend get on board 2 weeks before the cruise at half price.  She didn't care about her seat, she was just happy she was on!  Name change will cost 100 dollars per person. It's up to the seller if they want the buyer to absorb the cost though most buyers/sellers tend to split it.

One thing of note: if you do end up selling your spot, you need to ensure that at least 1 person in the original cabin booking will still be on board no matter what.  I know a couple that were supposed to go last year but both had medical conditions and neither could no attend.  They were not allowed to sell off both spots and it was considered a cancellation.

If you ARE NOT booking the pre sale, please do us a favour and don't log on to poke around.  It's stressful as it is and as great as Comcasttix is, why slow down the traffic for those who know what they want and want to pay?  Prices will get posted once the first round goes through.  I will attempt to get screen shots later on if there is the possibility for it.

Is there a way to win your spot on board?  Of course it would be nice to get on the boat for free but how often does it happen?  Not often.  In 2009 Jordan did offer a spot away to someone that went to an Army vet and his wife (some of you may remember this) and every year since then he has given away a spot via the Dancing for Hope charity raffle to benefit St. Mary's Center for Women & Children in Boston.  Donnie has given away 2 spots at one of his past parties with the stipulation that you were not already on board.


As this is a chartered boat, not all of Carnival rules will apply.  Normally the Victory does offer a $50/day card on wine, beer and spirits.   Rose Tours has already said that it not happening.

UPDATE OCTOBER 4, 2013, new addition: Photo groups (aka: WAAAHHH I NEED TO STAND NEXT TO DONNIE, FORGET DANNY!!!)

1) seriously, there is NOTHING WRONG with standing with Danny.  None.  He hugs good.  He smells great.  And probably the only one alert doing this.

2) this is a photo op.  This is NOT a meet a greet that you do for a 5*.  You will literally walk in single file, hug them, take the photo, out within 30 seconds.  You will not have ANY time to say anything other than "Hi, how are you" and that's being generous.

3) how it works: in the past early diners went first, then late dining, so all the photo ops were done in one day.  With the news that they are 2 full days at sea, I expect that to be FINALLY broken up.  (Dealing with cranky boybanders who have been standing for 6 hours straight doing this is no picnic. )

You NEED to have groups of 10, no exceptions.  If you go in line with groups less than that, you will either be taken out of the line until you find people or your groups will get broken up.  If you are a group of 10 and you see this happening right in front of you, you can insist on getting that group removed until they are full (my group did just that for 2013.)  Security and Rose Tours personnel will let you know what order the group is standing in.  Other than your sail and sign room card, that is all you're allowed to bring with you.  (Though I did sneak Donnie a Red Bull in my pocket. Heh.)  Those who didn't have a group were sent to hang at the club located on the same floor as the photo op until they got adopted for the sake of moving things along. 

For the newbies: look, I get it.  you want to be next to your boybander of choice so you can finally get the picture you always dreamed of. But time to be a realist: If your fave is Donnie, you're kinda SOL.  Prepare to be flexible on the issue.

Do note the current wording in the email for 2014:
  • PHOTO OP & MEET & GREET!
Considering the past phrase only said "Photo op with NKOTB" the Meet and Greet is a new wrinkle.  May be the same old, same old, but I know people have complained the only time they get to be within several feet of a member is during said photo op so hopefully the Meet and Greet part holds true.  

Do I really need this passport? 

If you're not from the USA, a passport is the one thing you definitely need since you need to fly to Miami anyway.  You will be asked for it if you decide to disembark in Bermuda as well. You may need a visa that allows for multiple entries depending on the country.

If you are a US citizen, the short answer is: you do NOT need a passport as this is a closed loop cruise, as in it starts and ends at the same port so you can have a birth certificate and your government photo ID.  But it never hurts to have a passport anyway in case of emergency where you need to fly from Bermuda back to the US.




Other odds and ends and useful advice. 

There are designated smoking areas on the lido deck.  You're not supposed to smoke in your room (those who have balconies ignore that) or anywhere else.

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Do you know what you're getting into?  I have roughly 30 hours of video and  of what you're signing up for.  It will get wild.  It will get crazy.  You may not want to listen to the Block for a while after this is over (that was me in 2010.)  And do temper your expectations to go have fun with your friends and see your fave manbanders cut loose, enjoy the Goose and then dance around in a kilt. And then you may ask yourself  "Oh God I could have spent this on other things!"  (I had decided to buy a new bedroom set in 2008.  That still has yet to happen.)  And then you'll realize that you're lucky that literally come hell or high water, you were on that damn boat you had a blast and you're itching for more.

It's the 5 year anniversary people.  It's go time.  Good luck, god speed and hopefully see you on the li(bi)do deck!

7 comments:

  1. Maria i don't know what we would do without you. Have you considered a career in travel?

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  2. this is very informative! go head girl!

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  3. Okay, this is totally random, and NOT related to the NK cruise (though I do plan to go if one is offered in 2014), BUT my hubby and I are taking our first cruise in Jan 2014 ON the Carnival Victory. Can you tell me where I can get more information on this line of your blogpost:

    "Normally the Victory does offer a $50/day card on wine, beer and spirits."

    Thank you! Hope to see you on the boat!!!!!!

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  4. Hi So for the photo-op can we stand next to who we want if we have a pre formed group? its going to be my first cruise =)

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  5. Thanks for all information and update, it will be my first cruise....(finaly...) And I wish I could meet you there!! ;-)

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  6. There is a really great facebook group where so many of us have already formed groups of 10. Just search NKOTB cruise 2014. hope this helps.

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