CruiseQueenNH

CruiseQueenNH

First Mate
Hudson, New Hampshire
Joined 09/2016

21

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10

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I have been cruising since I was about 5 years old and am in the process of planning my 20th cruise! I've cruised Royal Caribbean (Grandeur, 3 times) , Celebrity (Millenium, Zenith, Mercury, and SS Meridian) Carnival (Holiday, Triumph, Pride), Costa (Victoria), Premiere (Big Red Boat), Princess (Sun Princess), and a few others I can't recall at the moment.

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Past cruises

Norwegian Bliss

February 2020 - 7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Bliss

Very Disappointed

If you don't like long lines, you may want to reconsider. This is just from my personal experience, but my cruise preferences may not be the same as yours. I'll write about both the good and the bad experiences I had on this ship to help others make an informed decision.

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Serenade of the Seas

September 2019 - 5 Night Bermuda (Boston Roundtrip) Cruise on Serenade of the Seas

Serenade Is a Wonderful Ship

Awesome, but too short. We were delayed a day but we were refunded one night's stay, porting fees, and packages were prorated down a day. Plus, we got a free onboard credit.

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Adventure of the Seas

May 2019 - 8 Night Bahamas (Cape Liberty Roundtrip) Cruise on Adventure of the Seas

Overall the cruise was awesome! This was the biggest cruise ship I've cruised so far and once people started to find their way around, it was much easier to navigate the ship.

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Celebrity Summit

August 2018 - 7 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Summit

Carnival Pride

May 2017 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride

It's not the best cruise I've been on but it's not my worst. I probably wouldn't cruise this ship again, or maybe even this line, unless the company makes some major changes.

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Carnival Triumph

April 2009 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph

One of the best Carnival cruises I've been on. It's been 12 years since I've been on the ship, so maybe some things have changed. The ship was really well maintained at the time and the staff was excellent.

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Costa Victoria

May 2007 - 7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Rome roundtrip) Cruise on Costa Victoria

Grandeur of the Seas

February 2006 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Celebrity Century

May 2003 - 6 nights on Celebrity Century

Celebrity Millennium

February 2002 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Millennium

Grandeur of the Seas

June 2001 - 7 Night Eastern Mediterranean (Rome roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

Been on this ship three times, she is one of my favorites! I can't wait to have the opportunity to cruise her again! She was so well maintained, and I can't wait to try the rock climbing wall!

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Celebrity Horizon

November 2000 - 6 nights on Celebrity Horizon

Grandeur of the Seas

April 1999 - 6 nights on Grandeur of the Seas

Celebrity Mercury

April 1998 - 7 nights on Celebrity Mercury

Sun Princess

April 1997 - 7 nights on Sun Princess

Zenith

April 1996 - 7 nights on Zenith

Carnival Holiday

April 1995 - 6 nights on Carnival Holiday

The Big Red Boat

April 1994 - 7 nights on The Big Red Boat

Celebrity Meridian

September 1993 - 5 nights on Celebrity Meridian

Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity Millennium

Sail date: April 24, 2005

Celebrity is by far one of my favorite lines to cruise. I loved this ship, and cannot wait to go on it's sister ship, the Summit in May! From what I remember the ammenities were excellent!

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Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Summit

Sail date: August 27, 2017

Overall, a good cruise. The ship was nice and the staff was very friendly. The only major suggestion I have for the Activities team is to be a little more clear on the wording of the trivia questions. For instance one of the questions asked to identify a type of animal. When the answer was revealed, the correct answer was actually the subspecies of the animal in question. Had the question asked for the subspecies, I would have put down that answer.

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Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss

Sail date: February 23, 2020

Very Disappointed

If you don't like long lines, you may want to reconsider. This is just from my personal experience, but my cruise preferences may not be the same as yours. I'll write about both the good and the bad experiences I had on this ship to help others make an informed decision.

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Serenade of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas

Sail date: September 10, 2019

Serenade Is a Wonderful Ship

Awesome, but too short. We were delayed a day but we were refunded one night's stay, porting fees, and packages were prorated down a day. Plus, we got a free onboard credit.

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Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride

Sail date: May 21, 2017

Carnival Pride

It's not the best cruise I've been on but it's not my worst. I probably wouldn't cruise this ship again, or maybe even this line, unless the company makes some major changes.

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Grandeur of the Seas

Grandeur of the Seas

Sail date: June 30, 2001

Been on this ship three times, she is one of my favorites! I can't wait to have the opportunity to cruise her again! She was so well maintained, and I can't wait to try the rock climbing wall!

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Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas

Sail date: May 31, 2019

Overall the cruise was awesome! This was the biggest cruise ship I've cruised so far and once people started to find their way around, it was much easier to navigate the ship.

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Sail date: April 26, 2009

One of the best Carnival cruises I've been on. It's been 12 years since I've been on the ship, so maybe some things have changed. The ship was really well maintained at the time and the staff was excellent.

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Cruise tips

Nassau, Bahamas

I've been here several times before, but my niece hadn't. She loved seeing all the Palm Trees (this was her first foreign country). She loved all the free jewelry she got from Diamonds International, but her favorite store by far (and mine too!) was Del Sol! I think I created a monster by taking her there: she wanted to color change EVERYTHING! She got herself some nail polish and a t-shirt, and thought it was the coolest thing ever!

Port Canaveral, Florida

NASA was fabulous! This was my second time there and my niece's first. We loved climbing in all the model rockets and seeing the 3D movie there!

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

Our ship arrived at the port at 10 AM, however, our tender number didn't get called until 3PM and we had to be back onboard by 5. I understand that weather can be a factor, but on all the other cruise lines I've been on, it's NEVER taken 5 hours to tender an entire ship in! An hour or two, maybe, but not 5!

New York, New York

I've been to this port many times, and I love it each time. This was the first time my niece visited the port, and while we didn't sight see, she was in awe at the Statue Of Liberty and the skyscrapers.

Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss

If you like waiting in long lines, this is the cruise for you! Also, if you plan on eating at Margaritaville, do so now, they will be replacing it by the end of the month with American Diner. If you plan to see the Statue Of Liberty, go to the Observation Lounge on Deck 15 on Embarkation Day. Also, if crowds aren't your thing, you can take food from the buffet down there or you can just eat from the buffet they set out there.

Boston, Massachusetts

This is my home port. Although I've been on 19 cruises, the last one was the first time I cruised out of my home port. Parking wasn't made really clear, but the workers were most helpful. If you plan on cruising out of here, the parking garage is right across the street from the actual cruise terminal.

Serenade of the Seas

Serenade of the Seas

Rita's Cantina has the best views of the port. It's in the back of the ship, go there for the sail away for a great view!

Norwegian Bliss

Norwegian Bliss

Reserve show tickets early. I've heard they sell out quickly The Broadway shows are free and can be reserved 120 days out until your cruise.

Perfect Day At Coco Cay, Bahamas

My favorite port this trip! Be warned, they do charge admission to the park and it's not cheap: $50 per person. No, the wave and fresh water pools aren't free. The beaches are though, and they are gorgeous! I love to snorkel and saw a whole school of what looked like Royal Blue Tang Fish over by the rocks. The fish were so calm, they swam right up to me and let me take pictures with my underwater camera. They were like "Did you get my best side?" 😂 I've been to Cocoa Cay about 20 years ago, before they decided to develop the island. They've done an amazing job! Royal Caribbean has a Straw Market there as well as several bars and a buffet area. There's enough supplies for 2 megaships, so there's enough lounges with umbrellas for everyone....free of charge! And no, you no longer tender in to the port. They took down part of that pier and rebuilt the dock so that even the megaships can dock there. Then there's a tram free of charge to take you to and from the amusement park and beaches or you can walk directly on/off the pier. Well done, Royal!

Nassau, Bahamas

We did some shopping at this port, despite a rainy start. The vendors were a bit pushy for my taste, but not too bad. We went to our favorite stores: Diamonds International, Pandora, and Del Sol. The Straw Market was nice as well, but a bit pricey.

Port Canaveral, Florida

Amazing tour, but not what we expected. We went to the Air And Space Museum instead of the Kennedy Space Center that we were promised. Still had a great time!

Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Summit

Go to the covered pool at the back of the ship if you don't want to swim with kids at the pool! There's 4 hot tubs and a hot tub-like lounge chair in the main pool!

King's Wharf, Bermuda

Beautiful, as always! There's a free tram to take you to the shops and Snorkel Beach. There's also ferry service to Hamilton, you pay once for a round trip ticket. Then there's a bus that will take you all over the island. Kids will love the Crystal Caves and Aquarium, but hang on to your belongings in the Caves: it's illegal to go back and retrieve list items in the water! Snorkel Beach is beautiful, but the fish have become too domesticated from being fed by visitors. They will bump you if you don't have food!

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), New Jersey

Easy embarkation and debarkation! Debarkation was horrendous last year. This year, rather than waiting in the long lines, they had us stand in front of a camera to verify our identity. That was so much easier!

Celebrity Summit

Celebrity Summit

Just go and have fun! It's a higher class than Carnival, which is a relief. Overall, Celebrity really has their act together!

Adventure of the Seas

Adventure of the Seas

If you decide to go to the Ice show, get there early! I arrived there 10 min before for the show started and the venue was already packed!

Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride

Check out the Serenity Pool/Adults Only area in the back of the ship! It's one of the most relaxing and quiet areas of the ship!

Grand Turk Island

Again, it was unusually hot there for this time of year (May), so bring water if you can! Also be sure to visit the John Glenn landmark: that was the site of his splashdown landings in the 60's! Again, I just wish we had more time there!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

I wish we had more time there,besides that, when we were there it was unusually hot for that time of year (May). I kid you not, it was 100% humidity in 100 degree heat! Bring water off the ship if you can! Wear light clothing and sunscreen! You may want to consider bringing sunscreen off the ship!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

It was unusually hot for the time of year that we went, I kid you not, it was 100% in 100 degree heat! My best advise is to bring water with you if you can! If not, wear light clothing and good walking shoes! Wear sunscreen when you go, and bring some off the ship with you!

Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride

Your cruise is what you make of it. Carnival attracts a certain crowd and that crowd is not right for me.

King's Wharf, Bermuda

One of my family's favorite ports! This will be our 3rd time here, and the first time I can actually remember anything really about the port. I've been cruising since I was 5 years old and have only been to Bermuda twice, so while I do remember Bermuda, I only remember snapshots. There is a great tour that goes all the way around the island, starting at King's Wharf. The first bus goes from King's Wharf to Hamilton, then a second bus takes you from Hamilton, around the other side of the island and back to King's Wharf. Great tour for first timers!

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