Bubba54

Bubba54

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Oxnard, ca
Joined 12/2014

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I am retired and enjoy cruising, golf and photography.

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Past Cruises

Carnival Splendor

August 2018 - 14 Night Alaska Carnival Journeys (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Splendor

Good Trip

On embarkation traffic into the port on our assigned time was horrible. After that it was a beautiful sailing. The crew were warm and freindly the ship was in good shape overall. We decided on assigned seating this crew and or staff was awesome and the food was good. We went to the steak house twice and it was awesome.

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Golden Princess

May 2018 - 7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Anchorage) Cruise on Golden Princess

Nice Trip

The Golden had just come out of dry dock and she was still having some issues. We saw several leaks throughout the ship. We heard some complaining about toilet problems. We did not have this issue. Overall it was an enjoyable cruise. On a different note this week as the first cruise we have been on when we tried to make reservations for the Crown Grill and Sabatinni’s on our first night we were told they were both booked for the entire cruise.

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Emerald Princess

October 2017 - 28 Night Hawaii/Tahiti/Samoa (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Emerald Princess

Very nice relaxing cruise

This is the second time we have cruised Tahiti with Princess. It was a very relaxing cruise, four sea days to start and eight sea days back. We enjoyed every stop the ship made. We went with fixed dining this time and requested a table for two, which we actually received. It was nice having the same waitstaff every night. Overall this was a rally good cruise and i would recommend it.

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Carnival Miracle

September 2017 - 14 Night Alaska Carnival Journeys (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Miracle

Interesting time on the Miracle

Overall we enjoyed our cruise. There were some misses and there were some really good things. Disappointment in the food. pleasently surprised with some of the entertainment. We had two unusual things happen on this trip. Skagway had a rock slide that damaged the pier preventing us from using it on the day we were supposed to arrive. The Captain and his crew worked it to where we could go to Juneau and then go to Skagway. Great job done! Last sea day we had a total power failure which we went dead in the water. The Captain kept everyone appraised of the situation and the crew had us going again within the hour.

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Coral Princess

June 2017 - 7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Anchorage) Cruise on Coral Princess

Enjoyable time on the Coral

The crew was warm and inviting and the ship was in good shape. 

 

We we did the majority of our meals in the main dining room. The food was good and well as the service.

 

Overall it was an enjoyable cruise with a good crew.

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Amsterdam

May 2017 - 7 Night Alaskan Explorer Via Hubbard Glacier (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Amsterdam

Enjoyable Cruise

Shuttle from the Sea-tac to the ship was smooth and embarkation was a breeze.

 

The ship was in good repair and the crew was warm and friendly. Service was top notch in every aspect of the ship. 

 

The dining room staff were great and the food was outstanding.

 

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Caribbean Princess

April 2017 - 25 Night British Isles Grand Adventure (Ft. Lauderdale To London) Cruise on Caribbean Princess

Good Cruise

Embarkation started a little bumpy, arrived in Fort Lauderdale on a red eye. Received text that the ship was delayed from dry dock and not to show up to the port until 5PM.

 

We rented a car drove around and got to the port around 4:30, they boarding had started and we went right on board. 

 

Not sure they got all the work done before they got to Ft. Lauderdale, worker were still onboard on our way to Bermuda. 

 

The ship was in good shape (just out of dry dock), the furniture all look new or at least recovered. 

 

I found the crew to be receptive and welcomeing, with the exception of the coffee bar staff. They were a little short at times and the first i have found to be extremely slow. Didn't bother me much I just drink coffee, but i watched folks have decent waits and were even forgotten about.

 

The dining room was good, the service was good and the food was good. 

 

We dined at the Crown Grill several times this cruise and enjoyed every minute. The food was outstanding and the service was even better.

 

Entertainment throughout the trip was very good to excellent. 

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Star Princess

November 2016 - 10 Night Mexican Riviera & Sea Of Cortez (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Star Princess

Star of a good time

Embarkation was smooth. The ship was in good shape. The crew was warm and friendly.

 

 We enjoyed the ports and we had great weather.  Spent most of our time in the international cafe. Decent coffee nice snacks. 

 

 

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Norwegian Jewel

September 2016 - 5 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound (Vancouver To Los Angeles) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

September 2016 - 10 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Seattle To Vancouver) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Jewel of a time.

We took the NCL shuttle from the airport to the cruise terminal. Very nice to leave your luggage and not see it again until it arrives in your cabin. Embarkation was smooth.

 

We had a balcony cabin on deck 10 forward. Cabin was clean and in good shape. Plenty of storage. 

 

The ship itself was overall in good shape with an attentive and friendly crew.

 

The food in the MDR overall was good, some days nothing sounded good to us. Buffet food overall was pretty good. Decent selection of different type of cuisines.

 

 La Cucina was very good as was Moderno. 

 

 We enjoyed the entertainment.

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Norwegian Sun

August 2016 - 7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver) Cruise on Norwegian Sun

Alaska on the Sun

We boarded the Sun in Seward, embarkation was easy. Just a note, this was our first cruise since NCL's water ban. They have placed containers at the entrance to discard all drinkable fluids as the put it. They checked everything and made folks discard water bottles with any water at all in it.

 

 We had beautiful weather the entire trip. The ship is starting to show wear and tear, nothing drastic just needed repairs in the theater, some seats were at a downward angle very uncomfortable. Nothing dry dock won't fix. 

 

Food: buffet, well buffet food nothing great nothing really terrible. The omelette guys in the morning did a great job. 

 

Dining room, the food was pretty good service was ok.  

 

La Cucina, food was good service was good but it is a specialty restaurant 

 Morderno, our favorite restaurant on board ship. Good food with great service, but it is a specialty restaurant.

 

overall it was a very enjoyable cruise, the staff were kind.

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Norwegian Sun

June 2016 - 7 Night Alaska Glacier Bay Northbound (Vancouver To Seward) Cruise on Norwegian Sun

Nice cruise

Embarkation in Vancouver was relatively organized. Just a word of caution if you sail out of Vancouver and there are two or more ships in port. Be patient and keep your party together. It is easy to get separated. 

 

We we were blessed with great weather the entire trip. 

 

The Sun was overall in pretty good shape. The staff were very competent and friendly. 

 

The he buffet food was buffet food, decent selection.

 

the Main dining room was good food and good service.

 

We went to two specialty restaurants, La Cucina and Moderno. Both were very good and enjoyable. Service could be a little slow, but this is ok with me. I only mention this because if you have a 7:30 reservation you may not make a 9 o'clock show.

 

Alaska is a beautiful place, we had a great time.

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Norwegian Pearl

May 2016 - 10 Night Alaska Glacier Bay (Vancouver To Seattle) Cruise on Norwegian Pearl

Very nice cruise

We take an Alaska cruise almost every year, I never tire of the scenery.

 

We found the crew to be inviting and friendly. The ship was in good shape overall.

 

Moderno was our favorite restaurant. We found the food to be pretty good throughout the ship. 

 

Debarkation in Seattle was smooth.

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Norwegian Pearl

April 2016 - 5 Night Pacific Coastal Northbound (Los Angeles To Vancouver) Cruise on Norwegian Pearl

Good cruise lousy cabin

Embarkation was smooth in Los Angeles. 

 

We we only dined in specialty restaurants this trip as we had the dining package.

 Moderno was fantastic!

 

Cagneys steakhouse was ok, the steak was cooked perfectly. However, all the side dishes were extremely bland, service was ok.

 

La Cucina was very good and the service was good.

 

I found the ship to be in good shape. The reason for three stars on this trip was our cabin I will review it below.

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Ruby Princess

March 2016 - 15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Ruby Princess

Fun time on the Ruby

Embarkation in Los Angeles was very smooth.  

 

 The four sea days over were relaxing and we did a little bit of rocking and rolling. The Ruby offered the standard stuff, trivia, games lie making. You could be as busy as you want. Because of the Hawaii cruise they offered ukelele lessons. 

 

 The main dining room food was good and the service was excellent. We went to the Crown Grill four times food excellent service fantastic. Word of advise if sailing on the Ruby seems everyone likes to eat early. Between 5:30 & 6:15 lines at anytime dining and buffet. Walk in at 6:45 or 7 walk right in. 

 

The Ruby is in good shape. The new beds onboard I found to be extremely comfortable. 

 

 

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Norwegian Jewel

February 2016 - 14 Night Panama Canal Eastbound (Los Angeles To Miami) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Ruby Princess

November 2015 - 15 Night Hawaii (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Ruby Princess

Good Cruise

We boarded the Ruby Princess in Los Angeles, embarkation was smooth and well organized. 

 

The first night out the seas were rough and we wrocked and rolled a bit.

 

 We found the Ruby to be in good shape overall. The crew for the most part were friendly and helpful.

 

This cruise was interesting in the aspect of dining. We always go anytime dining. On this cruise people started lining up for anytime dining at 4:45 when the dining room did not open until 5:30. We just went in at 7 to 7:30 and never waited. 

 

 The buffet in my opinion was poorly managed for dinner. They would have all three areas of the buffet open for lunch, then only one side open for dinner even when the line was out the door to the pool.

 

 The food was good in the dining room and the buffet was typical buffet food.

 

We did enjoy the Crown grill on several occasions. The service was great and the food was fantastic.

 

The international cafe was good as always and in my opionion the coffee card is still a good deal. Approximately $30, gets you free brewed coffee and 15 specialty coffees. 

 

Our cabin was clean and in good repair.

 

The entertainment was good. Several different types of music to enjoy. We spent most of our time at Crooners listening to Darren Bethell, great entertainer.

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Crown Princess

September 2015 - 3 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound (Vancouver To Los Angeles) Cruise on Crown Princess

Short but enjoyable.

we started the trip by taking the Amtrak train from Seattle to Vancouver. The trip was approximately four hours and we arrived in Vancouver at 11:45. A $15 taxi ride to the cruise terminal.

There were three ships in port this day. The embarkation was very time consuming. We went in checked in and then received our key cards. We were given a number and told to wait until we were called to security. The entire process was about three hours. 

Once onboard we had a great time. The Crown Princess is in good shape overall. This was not the friendliest crew I have sailed with but it was three days, so I can understand. The service was good. 

We ate in the dining room two nights and the food was good service was good. We had anytime dining. We arrived at 5. When we left the was a considerable line to get in the dining room. The last night we went to the Crown Grill. The service was good the food fantastic. 

We were in A615 a balcony cabin. The room was in good shape and our cabin stewardess Ethel was great. 

If you are looking for a relaxing three days I would recommend one of these short coastal trips.

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Norwegian Sun

July 2015 - 7 Night Alaska Sawyer Glacier Southbound (Seward To Vancouver) Cruise on Norwegian Sun

Enjoyable time on the Sun

We got off to a rocky start on this cruise, but that was due to NCL land based operations and my trusting nature. But I will not bore you with those details. The cruise was great.

We arrived in Seward to join the ship around 12:30. From the time our shuttle dropped us off till we were onboard was less than thirty minutes. Luggage was not far behind. 

By NCL's standards the Sun is an older ship. However, she is in good shape. When we arrived at our cabin 4103, I must say it was tiny. Smallest cabin we have ever had. Chance you take when booking guarantee cabins, but it was comfortable, clean and well maintained.

The staff were friendly and kind. All were willing to help and greeted you with a smile. I was pleasantly surprised that the service on the ship was great. After reading so many negative reviews lately.

The food in the main dining room was very good and the service was attentive. We enjoyed the Maderno and Le Bistro on this trip. Both were excellent in service and food.

The buffet food was good, however it is not set up very well always seemed crowded on the inside of the ship. The buffet on the back deck was not as crowded and I really enjoyed the outside seating. The only draw back is the selections are as plentiful as they are inside.

We enjoyed the guest entertainers. I con not comment on the production shows we did not attend.

The Cruise Director Richard Matic was enjoyable and his staff always had something going.

We enjoyed our time on the Sun.

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Statendam

June 2015 - 14 Night Alaska (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Statendam

Enjoyable Cruise

 

We started by taking Holland's shuttle from the Airport. I am used to using this shuttle but had a nice surprise. We landed at the opposite side of where the shuttle leaves from. We were met by a Holland representative who took our baggage from us right at the baggage claim.

Once we boarded the ship we checked into our ocean view cabin. It was clean and in good repair. Our cabin steward was friendly and competent. 

  We love this itenary, on this cruise the Captain advised we could not get into Tracy Arm and diverted to Dawes glacier. What a beautiful place.

The Ship is in pretty good shape considering it is leaving the fleet in a few months. The crew outside of the dining room was the very best I have ever sailed with. Friendly, always willing to help.

The food on this cruise was good. We ate several times in the Pinnacle grill, just fantastic.

The only thing I can complain about was the service in the Rotterdam dining room. In 14 days we only went three time. The service was just not up to Holland's standards. I am not sure what happened, just extremely slow and inattentive. Once an hour between appetizer and main course, water glasses not refilled unless you asked. 

The food in the Lido was good and a very attentive staff. 

If you are looking for a different itenary from the normal, this is a great cruise.

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Grand Princess

May 2015 - 7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver To Whittier) Cruise on Grand Princess

Grand Princess, grand time!

We took the Princess shuttle from Seattle airport to Vancouver cruise terminal. The bus ride was approx 4 hours Canadian customs was a breeze. The U. S customs in Vancouver was long and tiresome but we made it through. 

We settled into our obstructed ocean view room on the Emerald deck. The nice part was you could look over the top of the life boat and the view was not bad at all. 

We found the Grand Princess to be in pretty good shape over all. Some wear and tear here and there, but nothing to bad. We were fortunate enough to have great weather throughout the cruise.

The food in the MDR was good, the Crown Grill was fantastic, from the food to the service. 

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Statendam

April 2015 - 29 Night Circle Hawaii & Pacific Islands (San Diego Roundtrip) Cruise on Statendam

Statendam

March 2015 - 15 Night Incan Empires Northbound (Lima To San Diego) Cruise on Statendam

Statendam

March 2015 - 15 Night Incan Empires Southbound (San Diego To Lima) Cruise on Statendam

Great cruise.

The Statendam is an older ship, but she is in great shape. The staff was one of the best I have sailed with. I can not comment on the dining room as we spent all our time in the lido. 

We had cabin 410 on the lower promenade deck. The only bad thing was this is the walking deck. During the day you can not see into the cabin. However, at night with the lights on you can. So make sure you close your drapes.

The highlight of the cruise was Chris Bartlett, solo guitarist in the mix bar. What a talent. Tried not to miss a minute he played.

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Emerald Princess

February 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

February 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Houston Roundtrip) Cruise on Emerald Princess

Enjoyable Cruise

We boarded the Emerald on 02/15/15 in Houston, Texas. We arrived at the Port around 11:30. The line was smooth and boarding went well. We were on board and in our cabin by 12:30.  

 We enjoyed the International cafe as always. The staff were just fantastic. We had anytime dining and went to the Michelangelo restaurant every night. We were lucky and were seated at Karlo's table. He is the best with his asst Shaji. Can't ask for a better wait staff. 

We enjoyed the piano bar and the guitarist on board very much. 

i understand food is subjective to the individual. I found the the dining room to be very good. The buffet, well it's buffet food. When I dined in the buffet I made my own sandwich from the breads and lunch meats and enjoyed the fruit and salad bar. The Pizza was great, and beat the hot dog and fresh fries from the grill. 

We had an inside cabin on Baja deck. Good storage and comfortable beds. Good room steward. 

The ship was in good shape, I am not one to complain that a chair may be worn. The were replacing carpets on the pool area while on board. 

 

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Veendam

December 2014 - 18 Night Circle Hawaii (San Diego Roundtrip) Cruise on Veendam

Hawaii on the Veendam

 

We sailed on the Veendam for the 18 day Hawaiian cruise. We had a Vista suite midship cabin 163. If you do not care for sea days then this cruise is not for you. There are 5 sea days to and from the islands. 

I found the ship to be in nice shape. The lounges were in good shape and in the evening you find music to suit just about anyone. The entertainment in the main theatre was very good. 

The reason I enjoy this cruise so much is the itenerary. You have plenty of time on Maui, overnight in Honolulu. It hits both Hilo and Kona on the Big Island, just remember Kona is a tender port and of course you go to Kaui. Make sure you plan out what you want to do. There are rental car shuttles in every port, Walmart and of course Hilo Hattie's. You can be as busy as you want or just relax.

I found the food on board in the Main dining room to be very good, the service was outstanding. The grill by the pool provided outstanding hamburgers and really good hot dogs. The Pinnicle grill was outstanding and Canelleto the Italian restaurant was very good. 

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Golden Princess

November 2014 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Star Princess

August 2014 - 11 Night Alaska Inside Passage (San Francisco Roundtrip) Cruise on Star Princess

Alaska from San Francisco

 

 

 

We have done Alaska several times before. This was our first out of San Francisco. Embarkation was a little confusing, but as I understand the new cruise terminal is open so I won't waste time on this portion. 

The Star Princess is a very nice ship. I enjoy the International Cafe in the Piazza. I buy the Coffee card.,it is approximately $30. Gives you 15 specialty coffees and unlimited brewed coffee. I prefer this to the coffee in the buffet.

i found the the food in the Main dining room to be good. The service was good a little slow at times, but that's ok with me. The Pizza on the Lido deck was very good. 

Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge was a great experience. We really enjoyed it. What we really like about this itenary is the two days up to Alaska and the two days to return. Very nice to rest before and after.

On this cruise we had to tender in Juneau. So be sure to check prior to booking if you do not want to tender.  

We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful.

 

 

 

 

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Coral Princess

June 2014 - 7 Night Voyage Of The Glaciers Southbound (Whittier To Vancouver) Cruise on Coral Princess

Zaandam

May 2014 - 7 Night Alaska Inside Passage (Vancouver Roundtrip) Cruise on Zaandam

Golden Princess

April 2014 - 28 Night Hawaii & South Pacific Islands (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Sapphire Princess

January 2014 - 4 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess

January 2014 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Sapphire Princess

Sapphire Princess

January 2014 - 4 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Sapphire Princess

Golden Princess

December 2013 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Golden Princess

November 2013 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Golden Princess

November 2013 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Golden Princess

October 2013 - 4 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Golden Princess

October 2013 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Golden Princess

October 2013 - 4 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Golden Princess

October 2013 - 3 Night West Coast Getaway (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Golden Princess

Norwegian Sun

September 2013 - 7 Night Alaska & Glacier Bay (Vancouver roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Sun

Coral Princess

August 2013 - 7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound (Whittier to Vancouver) Cruise on Coral Princess

Coral Princess

May 2013 - 7 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound (Whittier to Vancouver) Cruise on Coral Princess

Coral Princess

May 2013 - 7 Night Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers Northbound (Vancouver to Whittier) Cruise on Coral Princess

Westerdam

April 2013 - 35 Night Circle Hawaii & South Pacific (San Diego to Seattle) Cruise on Westerdam

Coral Princess

September 2012 - 3 Night Pacific Coastal Southbound (Vancouver to Los Angeles) Cruise on Coral Princess

Island Princess

June 2012 - 14 Night Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure (Vancouver roundtrip) Cruise on Island Princess

Norwegian Spirit

December 2011 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Spirit

Amsterdam

May 2011 - 14 Night Alaskan Adventurer (Seattle roundtrip) Cruise on Amsterdam

Norwegian Dawn

October 2010 - 12 Night Caribbean Escape (New York to Miami) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Norwegian Jewel

September 2010 - 10 Night Canada/New England (New York roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Star

June 2010 - 7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Star

Pride of America

June 2010 - 7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu roundtrip) Cruise on Pride of America

Zaandam

April 2010 - 21 Night Circle Hawaii (San Diego to Vancouver) Cruise on Zaandam

Norwegian Star

May 2009 - 7 Night Alaska & Sawyer Glacier (Seattle roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Star

Pride of America

May 2008 - 7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu roundtrip) Cruise on Pride of America

Norwegian Star

February 2008 - 8 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Star

Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) 20058

April 2007 - April 01, 2007 Cruise on Pride of Aloha (RETIRED)

Pride of America

October 2006 - 7 Night Hawaii (Honolulu roundtrip) Cruise on Pride of America

Pride of Aloha (RETIRED) 20058

May 2006 - May 01, 2006 Cruise on Pride of Aloha (RETIRED)

Carnival Paradise

August 2005 - 4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise

Coral Princess

March 2004 - 10 Night Roundtrip Panama Canal (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Coral Princess

Tahitian Princess (RETIRED) 20064

December 2003 - December 04, 2003 Cruise on Tahitian Princess (RETIRED)

Celebrity Constellation

August 2002 - 13 Night Best of Europe (Dover to Barcelona) Cruise on Celebrity Constellation

Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED) 20034

March 2002 - March 01, 2002 Cruise on Monarch of the Seas (RETIRED)

Viking Serenade (RETIRED) 20048

March 2000 - March 01, 2000 Cruise on Viking Serenade (RETIRED)

Holiday (RETIRED) 20009

February 2000 - February 01, 2000 Cruise on Holiday (RETIRED)

Jubilee (RETIRED) 20041

April 1995 - April 16, 1995 Cruise on Jubilee (RETIRED)

Cruise Tips

Carnival Splendor

Carnival Splendor

If you want a seat in Punchliners Comedy club get there early.

Golden Princess

Golden Princess

International Cafe. Great place for a light snack and cup of coffee.

Papeete, Tahiti

We took a Whale watching Excursion that we booked through Cruiseline website. It was awesome!

Lahaina, Maui

WE enjoy this port. Easy to walk around. We enjoy Cool Cats restaurant for lunch.

Hilo, Hawaii

Always a nice port. The farmers market in town is nice to walk around.

Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

If you want a quite place to read during the day, Skywalkers and adagio lounge is where to go.

Sitka, Alaska

One of my favorite places to visit in Alaska. The sail in and out are beautiful. The town is enjoyable to walk around. There are hiking trails and always can find a water excursion to find whales and otters. Keep your eyes open when you are walking around Bald eagles are usually seen. Sitka National Historic park is about a roughly a 30 minute walk from where the bus drops you off.

Skagway, Alaska

Always up for Skagway Brewery. It it is your First visit the train is nice to go on.

Juneau, Alaska

Whale watching here is usually pretty good. The Mt. Roberts tram is enjoyable. Don't forget about Mendenhall Glacier.

Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska

Now that the dock is in this is a nice place to visit. Easy to walk around and good food right by the ship. Nice little nature trail and there is a shuttle into hoonah for a small fee. It is about a two mile walk into the town.

Carnival Miracle

Carnival Miracle

Serenity area on the back of the ship is adult only and a very nice place to hang out.

Ketchikan, Alaska

We always enjoy the Bearing sea crab fisherman so tour on the Aleutian Ballad.

Coral Princess

Coral Princess

The International cafe is a nice place for coffee and light snack.

Sitka, Alaska

Highliner Coffee shop, find it and enjoy a good cup of coffee.

Ketchikan, Alaska

if you enjoy the deadliest catch, The Aleutian Ballad is a great excursion.

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

We took the train to Cork on this stop. It was it was 9eros for roundtrip ticket. It is about a 25 minute train ride. Nice city to walk around in.

Falmouth, Cornwall, England

Pendennis castle is walking distance from the ship. Very nice to walk around. If you walk into town find the Cornish Bakery, Yumm.

Caribbean Princess

Caribbean Princess

The international cafe is a great place for a cup of coffee and light snack. It does get busy so if you want a seat for awhile get there early. I usually will get there around 8am to catch up my journal.

Loreto, Mexico

Beautiful little town, worth getting out and just walking around.

La Paz, Mexico

There is a free shuttle to the town. It is about a 30 minute ride so plan accordingly.

Star Princess

Star Princess

The international cafe is a good place for a drink and light snack.

Skagway, Alaska

The train is a great time. Skagway brewery is my favorite spot for lunch.

Cruise Glacier Bay

Stay out on deck or near a window. Enjoy every moment in this beautiful place.

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall Glacier is something to see. You can buy tickets on shore out to the Glacier. This year it was running $15 each way.

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

There is the great outdoors, deck 12 aft. It is a smaller buffet. Most people don't realize it there until the third day.

Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun

Morderno is Avery nice restaurant, we enjoy the salad bar I think more than the meats.

Cruise Glacier Bay

Just beautiful.

Skagway, Alaska

The train is enjoyable. I always have lunch at the Skagway brewery.

Juneau, Alaska

We always enjoy Mendenhall glacier and walking out to the waterfall.

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

Be out on deck or new a window. You never know what you might see.

Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun

Moderno and La Cucina restaurants are very nice for sail aways. They both have great views. The observation lounge is a great place to relax and read during the day

Cruise Inside Passage, Alaska

Stay out in the open decks or new a window. You never know what you might see.

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl

The spinnaker lounge is a nice place to sit and watch the world go by.

Victoria, British Columbia

If you up for a walk you can walk around the entire bay. Then take the water taxi back to the other side. The walk is about 4 miles and the water taxi back to the other side is $6.

Norwegian Pearl

Norwegian Pearl

If you are a meat eater Moderno it worth the extra charge in my opinion.

Hilo, Hawaii

We walked to the farmers market. 3 miles one way. There is a shuttle.

Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess

The international Cafe great place for coffee and snack. For a quite place to read or relax, the adagio bar in 17aft is usually empty during the day.

Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala

We took the ships excursion to Antigua. Beautiful old town. If you have trouble getting around be careful. The streets are all cobblestones. The footing is pretty uneven.

Cartagena, Colombia

We did the old fortress and walled city. It was cool to see. We hired a tour on the dock.

Acapulco, Mexico

We hired a driver on the dock. Went and saw the cliff divers and then a city tour.

Panama Canal Transit

Stay out in the open decks and move around. There are things to see on both sides of the ship.

Norwegian Jewel

Norwegian Jewel

The great outdoors is a buffet aft. Most people do not know it is there for a couple of days.

Honolulu, Oahu

Depending on your comfort level, my suggestion is to rent a car and tour the island on your own. Pearl Harbor is a must.

Hilo, Hawaii

Rent a car or take the excursion to the valcano national park.

Ruby Princess

Ruby Princess

The international cafe is a great place to meet and have a nice snack. The Gelato is great, treat yourself. My opionion is the three scoops is worth the $1.50.

Crown Princess

Crown Princess

The international cafe in the piazza. Great place for a light snack and good coffee.

Ketchikan, Alaska

When you get to creek street follow the river. You will be rewarded which some beautiful views up the road.

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall glacier is worth the trip. It is a great spot to take a whale watch trip.

Skagway, Alaska

The train is a nice thing to do here. I always go to the Skagway brewery for a cold beer and loaded tator tots!

Cruise Hubbard Glacier

It is beautiful. Get out in deck and watch for wildlife

Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

It is three to four hours to Seward from Anchorage depending on traffic and road work. Not much to see in Seward.

Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun

There is a buffet on the very back of the ship. It is usually not as crowded as the one inside. The sports bar on the port side of the ship is a nice place to sit relax and watch a game.

Sitka, Alaska

Went on a whale watch trip, booked it once onshore. Highliners coffee shop nice place to stop for coffee and a snack.

Cruise Vancouver Island

Try to stay out on the open decks. Never know what might pop up.

Ketchikan, Alaska

If your a Hiker try the Deer mountain trail. Do yourself a favor take a taxi to the trail head.

Statendam

Statendam

The Mix bar is a great place to enjoy a cocktail and listen to live music. Solo guitarist in the early evening and Piano in the late evening.

Cruise Glacier Bay

Make sure to be on deck, on the way in.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Great port to walk around. We love taking the Bearing sea crab fishermans tour boat, the Alutian Ballad. Crew is fantastic always a good time

Juneau, Alaska

Mendenhall glacier is a must see. We walk to the stands on the pier. $10 each way to the glacier.

Grand Princess

Grand Princess

The international Cafe is a great place to have a good cup of coffee or cocktail and enjoy the entertainment.

Statendam

Statendam

The mix on the ship, is a great place to sit relax listen to great music and enjoy a cocktail

Puerto Chiapas (Tapachula), Mexico

You have to book an excursion here as nothing is near the port. However, there is a nice pool and a small restaurant if you do not want to leave the port.

Fuerte Amador, Panama

This is a tender port. We took the hop,on hop off bus. It stopped all thought the city and out to the Panama Canal locks.

Statendam

Statendam

The ship is small so it is easy to navigate. Most everything you will be looking for is on the promenade deck ( deck 8). The mix and piano bar and the explores lounge for a coffe or tea. The navigation deck pool is not as crowded as the main pool.

Houston, Texas

We stayed at the Hampton on Seabrook. Nice hotel. Nothing around it. Short ride to port.

Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

Make sure to visit the International cafe on the Plaza deck. The pastries are good and a great place for a light lunch. The only place to get fresh brewed coffee on the ship. The coffee card if you like specialty coffees is a good deal and it gives you free brewed coffee.

Ketchikan, Alaska

If you are a fan of the Dealiest catch, I reccommend the Bering sea fishermans cruise on the Alutian ballad

Star Princess

Star Princess

The international cafe is a freak place for a snack. If you are a coffee snob like I am, buy the coffee card. It not only gives you the 15 specialty coffees, it includes unlimited brewed coffee.

Lahaina, Maui

If you go during whale season plan on a whale watching trip, I love cool cats restaurant.

Veendam

Veendam

The room service is really good for breakfast. Just make sure you call to have the tray removed orbit sits all day

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