June 2022 Carnival Online Check-In Process

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Bill gives a complete description for the Carnival online check-in process as of June 2022.

I am one of those people who gets excited about checking in for a cruise as early as possible. It is a sign that my trip is really happening. For Carnival online check-in, though, it is actually really important to do it as early as possible. That is because you will select your pier arrival time, which matters much more than it used to. So when, exactly, can you start online check-in, and what else is involved?

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Legacy Club at Circa Las Vegas

A firepit and cocktail on the outdoor patio of the Legacy Club at Circa Las Vegas? Yes, please!

Downtown Las Vegas has a lot of old school charm. That makes for a great trip, but it means you have to go to the Strip if you want an upscale bar or beautiful views. At least that is what it used to mean. With the addition of the Legacy Club, however, all that has changed. This bar sits on top of Circa, has a sophisticated ambiance, and has some of the best views in town. They also have the largest wall of whiskey I have seen in a long time.

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8 East Circa Las Vegas

8 East at Circa Las Vegas is one of the best spots to eat on the Fremont Street Experience. Check it out next time you are downtown.

When I go to Vegas, the highlight of my trip is finding excellent things to eat. The last couple of trips have been downtown, and I have enjoyed highlight steakhouses like Barry’s Downtown Prime and Oscar’s. However, at some point in the trip I always need a change of pace. Last month we went to 8 East in Circa Las Vegas. That was a fantastic overall dining experience.

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Best Bar in Galveston

The single best bar in Galveston? I would head to the Tremont House. Pictured here is the Toujouse Bar located in the main lobby, although there are two excellent candidates at the hotel.

Galveston is an amazing place to visit. I intentionally get there early for every cruise we take to spend a couple of days in the city. Sometimes I go there just for the city itself. When I do that, I pretty much always want an evening cocktail. Happily, there are a lot of great and family-friendly watering holes. Unfortunately, it is hard to pick out a single favorite. We give an honorable mention nod to our friends at Hubcap Grill. Actually, that *is* the best bar in Galveston if you know you want bourbon. If you want a wider selection, however, and a different ambience, you should check out the Tremont House Hotel.

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Carnival Onboard Prices are Going Up May 1

Carnival onboard prices are set to increase on May 1

I cannot tell you how excited I am to get on a cruise ship again this Summer. I wrote about the Carnival online check-in process last December, and I had to cancel that cruise when I got sick. We are now in the intense middle of planning for a Summer cruise on the Vista, though. When I cruise, I like to pay for stuff in advance. I love the feeling of getting on the ship and knowing that my onboard expenses are already paid. I *really* love the feeling of not having a huge credit card bill at the end of all of it. Unfortunately, Carnival onboard prices are increasing on May 1. Here are the details, as well as what you can do about it.

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