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I was on the Magic out of Bew York in August 2022 and never noticed a difference regarding any cutbacks on food or increase in charges BUT 2 months later I'm on the Magic again out of Virginia and boy was I getting heated. #1 When you want a late night snack you can always go to grab a pizza 24/7 Well not anymore. #2 You can only get a disposable (candy) straw if it's a frozen drink #3 Room Service charge IS NOT reasonable. As far as the straw was concerned, I was livid and found myself always arguing with the bar staff in the casino. A frikin STRAW??? That alone might cause me to try another cruise line. I enjoyed working mycwsy up to diamond status on Carnival and think doing the same on a cruise line that appreciates their customers a little more,will be just as much fun. The straw may seem like a minor issue but here is what Carnival may not consider #1. Women wear lipstick and would rather not have to put it on constantly if they prefer to drink a beverage with a straw. #2. Drinking Ginger Beer burns your lips terribly if you drink it without a straw #3. Sugary beverages are just plain old Sticky on your lips and after awhile it becomes undesirable #4. I'm on vacation and want to enjoy a vacation without thinking about having to pack my own GD straps.  What is this coming to?

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The world is moving away from plastic straws and anything plastic for single-use items.  There is no turning back.  So it has to be paper straws or candy stick straws.  Some cafes and restaurants have the dried grass tube for a straw.  You can bring your own silver re-usable straws next time.

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On 11/4/2022 at 3:54 AM, ginastazzn said:

I understand but I have had  Bariatric surgery. I very seldom eat all of my meals. So the increase in costs is hard to take. 

Yes, I am sorry, the higher price point does not make sense too when you can only consume very little.  Do you require a special diet?  I think you can request a meal, especially for your dietary needs.

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On 11/4/2022 at 4:43 AM, MrsHowell said:

I was on the Magic out of Bew York in August 2022 and never noticed a difference regarding any cutbacks on food or increase in charges BUT 2 months later I'm on the Magic again out of Virginia and boy was I getting heated. #1 When you want a late night snack you can always go to grab a pizza 24/7 Well not anymore. #2 You can only get a disposable (candy) straw if it's a frozen drink #3 Room Service charge IS NOT reasonable. As far as the straw was concerned, I was livid and found myself always arguing with the bar staff in the casino. A frikin STRAW??? That alone might cause me to try another cruise line. I enjoyed working mycwsy up to diamond status on Carnival and think doing the same on a cruise line that appreciates their customers a little more,will be just as much fun. The straw may seem like a minor issue but here is what Carnival may not consider #1. Women wear lipstick and would rather not have to put it on constantly if they prefer to drink a beverage with a straw. #2. Drinking Ginger Beer burns your lips terribly if you drink it without a straw #3. Sugary beverages are just plain old Sticky on your lips and after awhile it becomes undesirable #4. I'm on vacation and want to enjoy a vacation without thinking about having to pack my own GD straps.  What is this coming to?

It is a shame about the straw situation. I doubt it will change. Cruising is changing at the moment with a focus on the environment, cutting costs due to the current global markets and to make up for the pandemic. Carnival had it hard compared to the other lines.

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