]For one, it slows down the check in process. Just like on the airlines everyone bringing all their luggage as carry ons instead of checking it. It slows boarding and unboarding
We check three suitcases and I pull my duffle back on wheels with the soda and wine in it. The last three years the duffle bag goes right through the x ray machine with no delay
what so ever.
We each by a bottle from Bon Voyage, she uses sprite zero for a mixer and I use coke. It is much more convient to have these in our cabin. We never have our mini bar unlocked, so it easier this way. We still manage to spend another $300.00 or so at the various bars throughout the ships. I like my Martinis before dinner and Bloody Marys at brunch.
Once we get aboard we find a table on the lido deck and take turns getting our food. The duffle bag fits under the table so it is no trouble at all.
How bout Carnival bring back shrimp cocktails for every dinner service in the MDR.
Celebration 1989 (7 day)
Fantasy 2000 (4 day)
Fantasy 2002 (3 day)
Pride 2010 (7 day)
Pride 2011 (7 day)
Miracle 2012 ( 8 day)
Pride May 2013 (7 day)
Ron & Stef