CelticCruise

CelticCruise
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Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga
Joined: 05/23/2016
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About CelticCruise

I was born in Texas. My dad was in the Air Force so I have lived in several different places. I now live in Georgia. When on a cruise I love sightseeing in the different ports or like to go snorkeling. My two favorite things in life are cruising & Celtic Woman concerts. When I am at home, I like reading and watching soccer & football. I also like trying new kinds of foods. One thing I like about cruises is the wide variety of international type foods.


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Norwegian Escape

November 2016 - Norwegian Escape to Caribbean - Eastern

Awesome cruise, awesome ship

This was my first cruise on a large ship, so I wasn't sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to see that embarkation & debarkation went very smoothly. It only took about 15 minutes to check in. The only time the line was a little bit long was getting back on in Nassau. The buffet was arranged in a rectangular pattern with different stations so the lines were never that long. The food for the most part was delicious. We had great service in all three main dining rooms. The ship was kept very clean. They had the "washy washy" people that would spray hand sanitizer on you before they would let anyone in the buffet area. The entertainment was wonderful. I especially liked the Brat Pack 80's show.  

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Carnival Dream

May 2016 - Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Western

Wonderful Cruise

It was one of the best cruises I have ever been on. The Dream was kept very clean. The dining room staff was great. Good food.

 

The only disappointment was that they cut the port stay in Cozumel by two hours for some reason so they did not run the mainland shore excursions. I still enjoyed the Mayan ruins at San Gervaiso. They were smaller than the ones at Tulum, but still worth seeing.

 

Belize for me was the best stop of the tour. Xunantunch Mayan ruins are spectacular. The tallest building is 130 feet high. Because of my fear of heights, I couldn't make myself climb more than halfway up, but still got a great view of the surrounding area.

 

On Isla Roatan, we took an island & glass-bottom boat tour. It was very interesting to see the coral reef & sea life. We didn't see any super-huge fish, but an interesting variety. One of the stops was at a cameo factory. It was some really detailed artwork.

 

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Carnival Dream

April 2013 - Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Eastern

Carnival Freedom

September 2012 - Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Freedom

May 2011 - Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Eastern

Carnival Liberty

May 2010 - Carnival Liberty to Caribbean - Eastern

Carnival Glory

May 2008 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Glory

May 2007 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Eastern

CelticCruise's Tips

Basseterre, St. Kitts - We went on the train ride that goes around the island. It's a railroad that was built to haul sugar from the plantations to the port. There was a lot of nice scenery. It's a good way to see the island. They also had complimentary drinks and singers that went from car to car singing island songs.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas - We went to Coral World which is like a small aquarium. They had several displays featuring local marine animals. The highlight was the underwater observation area where you could see the coral reefs & fish.
Tortola, British Virgin Islands - We took the Tortola by Land & Sea Tour. The bus ride was very scenic but also a little scary. The roads were very steep, narrow & curvy. Not much room between the bus & oncoming traffic. He actually had to go around two cows that were in the road. I loved the boat part of the tour. They took us past several of the islands nearby & gave us a brief history of each one. They also had complimentary rum punches.
Nassau, Bahamas - We've been to Nassau so many times so we just walked around the downtown shopping area & straw market. The vendors in the straw market can be a bit pushy but it's still a nice thing to see.
Norwegian Escape Norwegian Escape - Use the interactive TV in your cabin to make reservations for the shows, especially the comedy shows. The stand-by line is very long & the comedy club is small so you might not get in. You can make some reservations for the main theatre online starting 90 days before your cruise.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - If you like aviation, take a taxi at the end of the pier & go out to Maho Beach. It was $ 9 a person one way. It is a great place to go to a beach & watch airplanes at the same time. Plus there are some bars & restaurants if you get tired of watching planes. The Sunset Bar & Macho Taco are both good
Belize City, Belize - I have been to both the Mayan ruins at Xunantunch & Altun Ha. Xunantunch does involve a lot more walking than Altun Ha, The Altun Ha & River Wallace boat tour is really nice. Once the tour boat gets going, you do get a bit of relief from the heat. Belize is definitely very hot & humid in May.
New Orleans, Louisiana - We drove in the night before the cruise, so we didn't have a lot of time to sightsee. I did go to Café Du Monde & tried the beignets. They are very good. If you want to avoid the crowds, go to the one in Kenner, near the airport.
Cozumel, Mexico - We went to the small Mayan ruins at San Gervaiso. Very interesting to see. If you get out of the city, most of the island has been left undeveloped. If your cruise stops long enough to take a mainland tour, the Mayan city of Tulum is a lot bigger & more to see than San Gervaiso.

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