AlexBo

AlexBo
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Hometown: Middletown, RI
Joined: 06/29/2016
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Carnival Pride

January 2017 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Western

Western Caribbean on the Pride

I really liked the ship's décor.  The Renaissance paintings (prints) in the passageways were soothing.  The dining room décor was elegant.  The stewards and waiters were excellent.  I received both morning and evening steward service.  My ice bucket was always filled. 

 

I'm a big fan of comedienne Diane Ford.  She was great.  The music and dancing shows were sub-par.  I'm no musical expert, so if it sounds off-key to me, it's probably way off key.  I actually walked out of a couple of shows.  Also, on two of the nights, there were no musical shows and no comedians.  Just Hasbro the Game Show, or Men vs. Women.  Kind of lame entertainment-wise.

 

The cruise director didn't do much for me.  Never saw him in the passageways.  He seemed to just go through the motions.  His only announcements were to hawk stuff.  No sense of humor, nothing special.

 

Trivia was OK, but they have a lot of very specific trivia, e.g. Big Bang Theory, Friends, Golden Girls, etc.  I prefer General Trivia.  They had some General Trivia, but most of these occurred while I was on excursions.

 

The Carnival private beach/snorkeling excursion in Roatan was excellent.  They also take care of injured animals at the site, such as birds, large cats and monkeys there. Lunch was included.

 

Overall, it was a nice, relaxing cruise.  Chose to go single this time around.  Carnival sat 6 of us singles together at the dinner table, and we had a blast.

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Carnival Magic

August 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

Very good cruise, great ship

My 8-year-old daughter really enjoyed the cruise.  The water park and adventure park were great, as was the trivia.  Really liked the ship décor and layout.  Excellent embarkation in Port Canaveral.  Took 20 minutes.

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Carnival Splendor

June 2016 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Southern

Carnival Splendor - June 18,2016 - 8 Night Cruise

The Splendor seemed understaffed.  The steward only wanted to do day OR night room cleaning, not both.  Dinners took a very long time.  We missed almost every early comedy show, since our 6 PM seating dinners didn't end until almost 8 PM. 

 

Our Carnival Dominican Republic excursion was completely mis-advertised. The Excursion description stated 6 hours, with difficult jungle walks.  It specifically said people with back problems. heart issues or asthma should not attend.  In reality, the excursion was 4 hours, including a two-hour bus ride, and the walk was 20 minutes each way on a path. Carnival did refund us 33% after we complained.

 

Also, other cruisers said that La Romana, Dominican Republic, was dangerous.  Shop owners had shotguns, and cruisers were constantly accosted by locals trying to sell them stuff.  Even on open-air buses, the locals would pull up on bikes and try to get you to buy something.  Very rude and intrusive.  This has never happened on any other island I've been on.

 

Aruba, Curacao and Turks and Caicos were excellent.

 

The layout of the Splendor is great for walkers, and there is a moving canopy that can close over the Lido deck. 

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Western Caribbean on the Pride

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Magic cruise review - Very good cruise, great ship

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Magic cruise review - Very good cruise, great ship

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Magic cruise review - Very good cruise, great ship

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Magic cruise review - Very good cruise, great ship