texassea

texassea

Hometown: Houston

Joined: 09/20/2011

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About texassea

Love of family, Astros, Dallas Cowboys, reading, movies and oh yea cruising.

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Carnival Magic

August 2014 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Triumph

November 2013 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Triumph

November 2013 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean

3 star 3 star 3 star empty star empty star

First things first....Guy's Burgers are so worth it!

To start off with Guy’s Burger is so worth it!Love

This was the first time I’ve been on the Triumph since the power shut down early this year. We really did enjoy the changes to the lido deck.  Adding the Guy’s Burgers and the Iguana Bar was a great idea.  Moving the hot tubs away from the pool was a good idea as well. Thank you Carnival for adding a real sports bar! I was packed so I could not watch the Texans lose again but that was okay.

The rest of the ship looks the same included the old school televisions.  (Where are the flat screens people?) The Ocean View was just perfect for us so we can’t complain about that. Well except for the TV.

We had a really good time and ate maybe one to many Guy’s burgers.  If you get a chance to do Cozumel’s Mr. Sanchos Beach All Inclusive Day Pass, do it. So much fun at Mr. Sanchos…..

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Carnival Magic

August 2013 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean

4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

Carnival Magic had the "WOW" factor.

The Carnival Magic did hit us with the "WOW" factor as soon as we boarded her. Plenty of pools, hot tubs and even a place for adults only. Two large and fast slides that were fun to do. The Skyline walk (Never Again! I just prayed that I would not fall and crush the children below.) is not for the faint of heart. The rooms were clean and ready with our luggage in them as soon as we were on board. Thanks to Faster To The Fun package. We lived on deck five for the following : Red Frog Pub (coconut shrimp), casino, hot tubs, shopping and the coffee. The Steak House was great along with more karaoke then we could stand. The Magic was a big ship but we missed the of the smaller ships like the Triumph. Our cabin steward knew our faces and our dinner times but not our names. My sister never did meet her cabin steward for about 3 days into the cruise. I understand why, because there are just too many cabins to clean and people to remember. Over all we had a great time on the Magic and will board her again in the future.

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Carnival Magic

August 2013 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Triumph

December 2012 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean

3 star 3 star 3 star empty star empty star

Carnival's Faster To The Fun (FTTF) is worth it....

Carnival has the new Faster To The Fun (FTTF) program on the Triumph now, so we tried it out for the first time. We did get to board like the VIP folks and was in our cabin at around noon. The only hiccup was our bags were hours late and one was torn. (My sister was madder then a wet hen.) Guess services did jump right in and refunded the cost of the FTTF. On top of that we were still able to enjoy the perks. We will use this program again on our next cruise. Did this stop our fun....NO!

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Carnival Triumph

December 2012 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Triumph

August 2012 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

Invasion of Lime Green

We were part of a very large group of family and friends. All of us were dressed in lime green shirts. This was a short cruise for us but we enjoyed it anyway. The 70's night was something special. One of the nights at the London Room the service was not up to par, but when we did get our food it was great. If you stomach can take it ride the Twister to Isla Pasion island. It was a blast!

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Carnival Triumph

December 2011 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

Great Mother and Daughter Trip

This was the first time Lady Austin and myself took a cruise by ourselves. This was also I first cruise in the winter so it was a little different for us. No shorts or tank tops when we departed from Galveston. First time I ever seen a empty pool. (It's cold folks! The ship rocks like no ones business.) Great food and all I have to say is Chocolate Melting Cake! We were able to spend some quality time together on this cruise that we will remember for a lifetime. If you get a chance to go to the Dzibilchaltun Ruins in Progreso do it. You can walk around and on the ruins. Also the ride is not as long as the other sites.

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Carnival Conquest

July 2011 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Eastern

"This was an odd but really fun trip."

5 star 5 star 5 star 5 star 5 star

Even with savings some really dehydrated refugee we still had a great time.

Yes, the Conquest had to slide over and pick up some really bad off refugees. Once the Coast Guard picked them up we were back on our way. I love the Conquest even if she did not have the best interior. We enjoyed the food and all of our excursions. My sister was seeing pirates everywhere. No more Pirates of the Caribbean for her before we go on a cruise. LOL! Most of all we just enjoyed being at sea with family. Having a cabin over the karaoke bar was not great, but the music was over by midnight.

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Carnival Conquest

August 2010 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Western

"I just love Grand Cayman"

4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

Conquest was fun

The only ship we had been on was the Carnival Ecstasy so this ship seemed huge. The interior design was loud (Great art of the world) but we did not care because we had fun. We had ladies night at the steak house and had a blast. No kids allowed! Not to worry they had three lobsters each in the formal dinning hall. LOL! Good time had by all. I hate she no longer goes out of Galveston. I miss her.

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Carnival Ecstasy

July 2009 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean

"This was our first cruise and we are hooked."

4 star 4 star 4 star 4 star empty star

My First Cruise - Ecstasy

This was our first cruise ever and we fell in love. Back in 2009 the Carnival Ecstasy came out of Galveston Texas. With eyes open and hearts a racing we were ready for a good time. This is not a big ship but the crews really did make you feel like family. Plus having Chocolate Melting Cake at midnight was the best. The cruise directer at that time was just so funny and so much fun. This little ship is the reason we are hooked on cruising today! Keep Cruising Folks!

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texassea's Tips

Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - Cruise Radio interview I did on my recent Magic cruise. Just follow the link. Enjoy! http://cruiseradio.net/podcast-carnival-magic-review-cruise-news/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cruiseandblog%2FhXuX+%28Cruise+Radio%29
Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - Enjoy the side hot tubs on deck 5 under the stars. It's not that crowed at that time because most folks are out for the evening.
Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - Ocean Side Barbecue on deck 5 is a great sea days only snack option. The food is good and it's free.
Galveston, Texas - When taking a cruise out of Galveston in the winter time please note that a heavy fog may be an issue. Also it may me a bit to cool to jump into to pools and hot tubs. The first day at sea was not a good day to jump on the slide. Brrrrr that's cold....
Carnival Conquest Carnival Conquest - The cookies in the back of the ship with the pizzas are the best. Get them before they are gone.
Carnival Triumph Carnival Triumph - Want a quite spot to eat breakfast or lunch. Take the stairs to deck 10 just above the lido deck. Most folks don't want to walk up there so it is pretty quite.
Galveston, Texas - Galveston is a quiet busy little island full of history. You will not go hungry!
Carnival Triumph Carnival Triumph - Guess what! Faster to the Fun (FTTF) will start on the Carnival Triumph November 15th. Find out all about on the Carnival Cruise Lines website. Keep Cruising!
Carnival Triumph Carnival Triumph - Number 1 don't lose your passport. Number 2 if you do lose it (or need to apply for one) please order the full sheet birth certificate. The 1/2 sheet can delay process and not get your new passport to you on time. Just some good information if you plan on cruising anytime soon. Happy Sailing!
Carnival Conquest Carnival Conquest - If you have kids use the Camp Carnival/Circle C/Club 02 so you can have some me time. You have earned it. All of the Carnival cruise ships have the program. My 14 year old has enjoyed it every time we sailed.
Carnival Triumph Carnival Triumph - Did you eat to much & you hate the gym... Walk that track on the upper deck. There is something special about walking in the strong winds off the sea. The view will almost make you forget how many laps you've done. Before you know it your 2 mile work turns into 3 miles. Just enjoy!
Carnival Conquest Carnival Conquest - If you are physically able to pack or roll your own luggage then I would do the self assist when disembarking the ship. You move so much faster. I hate sitting around waiting for my group to be called and at this point I'm ready to go home so self assist works for me.
Carnival Conquest Carnival Conquest - Never plan to have the perfect vacation...just plan on having a good time. This will truly help your stress levels.