Christine1051

Christine1051
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Hometown: Twain Harte
Joined: 12/18/2014
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About Christine1051

I live in Twain Harte, CA, with my husband, Marv. I retired May 2015 after over ten years at a local radio station group. I have sold Avon as an Independent Representative for over 20 years.. I am active in Soroptimist International of Twain Harte and the Twain Harte Area Chamber of Commerce and I am a new member of our county's Commission on Aging. I've taken up knitting in my spare time.


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Carnival Legend

June 2016 - Carnival Legend to Alaska - Inside Passage

Loved this cruise, loved this ship!

Getting close to the huge glacier in Endicott Fjord was breathtaking. Watching whales was marvelous. The Skagway White Pass Train ride up to the border of Canada is not to be missed!  Alaska is a beautiful state and we only saw a little bit of it, need to go back!  The Legend was the perfect size ship, not like the bigger ones. Hardly a wait for breakfast at the Lido deck's buffets, even at lunch on sea days it was painless. The staff is so very friendly, the food was delicious. My only comment on that is the menu doesn't change from ship to ship at all, it would be nice to have different ones. We had wonderful waiters and an attentive room steward. Afternoon trivia games and bean tosses were fun, no outdoor activities due to colder weather, but that's okay. Embarkation was a breeze as was debarkation, best we've seen so far on any of our cruises with Carnival! Organized excursions -- in Skagway, there were 3 different train rides. 30 minutes in advance, they asked all ticket holders to meet in the theater, sorting them out to the train ride they were taking. We left one group at a time -- this avoided that hectic looking around and crowds outside the ship. They did this in all ports with popular excursions. They did everything right!  Would sail on that ship again in a heartbeat, but would like to spend more time in Juneau and Ketchikan, that's all.

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Carnival Dream

January 2016 - Carnival Dream to Caribbean - Eastern

Wonderful Trip!

Our Embarkation was quite good, the new "appointment style" worked very well. We did arrive sooner than our 12:30 appointment, since we had to check out of our hotel before noon and all, so we figured on waiting outside for awhile. We were there only a few minutes before our time was called, 15 minutes early!  The Dream was a very nice ship, we were very pleased with the service and the way bartenders in our favorite bar, The Lanai, knew our names and used them all week long. The food was absolutely delicious!  We signed up for Your Time Dining, as we have the previous two cruises. But, this time, we experienced long lines and long wait times, especially for the first formal night. We made reservations at the Chef Art Steakhouse for the second formal night just to avoid the long wait at Your Time. Could it be that the slot has become so popular that these lines are now a regular problem?  It wasn't the end of the world, we waited at the Atrium bar and had a glass of wine. By the time Saturday came around, we hardly had a wait at all, strange!  The Steakhouse was over the top, we felt as though we were in a posh San Francisco restaurant, very intimate. We did wonder why some others in the room didn't know it was formal night, though! Our Room Steward was always around and very helpful. Our cabin was a balcony on Lido Deck, we have been there the last two cruises, too, great location and no noise at all. I only wish the weather had been better, we really looked forward to warm, sunny days, but that cannot be helped, of course!  We loved New Orleans, we stayed there three days before the cruise left. All in all, a great vacation!Big Smile

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Carnival Magic

September 2014 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Southern

"Loved It!"

Christine1051's Tips

Juneau, Alaska - Get all the all day pass on the Tram. Only thing was the service at the restaurant at the top, we were ignored. Nice gift shop. See the Bald Eagle there, too.
Ketchikan, Alaska - It was raining heavily there, but we left too early to enjoy the town when the rain and clouds lifted around noon time!
Victoria, British Columbia - We didn't arrive there until after dinner, we just didn't have a lot of interest in it as we are not "night" people, really.
Skagway, Alaska - White Pass Train is not to be missed! Great stories along the way.
Carnival Legend Carnival Legend - If you like a smaller ship and don't mind the absence of outside decks, this is the perfect ship. The theme is Legends, there's a huge picture and description of Buffalo Bill in one stairwell, there's a great photo of MGM stars and personnel in one of the hallways. Lots of things to see and do!
Key West, Florida - Wear walking shoes -- if it's windy, wear waterproof shoes! We walked to the end of the pier from the ship, about 1.5 miles. Had Margaritas at the Original Margaritaville, too!
Nassau, Bahamas - We were asked to stay within tourist areas, though. We should have booked the Paradise Island excursion, we heard good things about it.
Carnival Dream Carnival Dream - The Chef Art Steakhouse was absolutely wonderful, can't say enough about it! And, I really don't understand how folks can diss the dining room food, it was great, every bit of it. Beautifully presented and delicious. Lido Deck Buffet "The Gathering" was pretty good, too, no complaints!

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