Started cruising with my family in 2015 with a short cruise to Cozumel. We were instantly vested in cruising, and now plan for a cruise each year. This is a great way to vacation, and spend quality time with loved ones. Please read my cruise reviews and ask any questions you have.
July 2018 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor
A Beautiful and Relaxing Cruise to Cozumel and Progreso---Dolphin Excursion!
June 2017 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Breeze
This was an unusual cruise. I found out just before we sailed that I was losing my job. Then, on the third day of the cruise, my wife tripped and injured her foot leaving her unable to walk normally and in a lot of pain. So, I spent most of my time feeling sorry for myself, and alternately, for her. We did not get off at any of the ports because of her injury.
However, I won $80 on a slot machine in the casino and thoroughly used my Cloud 9 Thallassotherapy pass. The thermal suites and pool were very relaxing. We also tried accupunture and a hot stone massage! Wonderful.
The Breeze is heavily air-conditioned in all public areas. Cold as the arctic tundra in the Atrium. I had to buy a sweater just to sit and listen to music by the Breeze Bar. Note: Bring a sweater.
Bar staff was very attentive. We had the Cheers package and enjoyed trying a variety of tropical drinks. Waiter in the Red Frog pub was excellent, and there was always plenty of evening activities in the pub foyer including beer pong and trivia.
Excellent music and the Cruise Director, Schwartz, was a ham-bone. He was really good with the kids, getting them involved in skits and activities.
I will sail on the Breeze again when possible, and highly recommend this ship and its crew.
July 2016 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean With Carnival Live (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom
Cruise to the Bahamas
Great cruise! This was our first seven-day cruise. I did not care for the ship decor much, but the amenities were excellent. Casino was far too smoky...made the Promenade nearly unbearable at peak times. Dining room was good. Excellent service at table and in cabin. Did Chef's table and really enjoyed the variety of unusual foods. Lido was the best, with good service at all bars and a nice Serenity Deck area. Ship was very clean.
December 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
Holiday Cruise to Progreso/Cozumel
Wonderful time on the Carnival Triumph despite some rough weather. Six foot swells forced cancellation of some shows, but we made our ports and had great excursions. This cruise made us decide to switch to a later dining time (8:15pm) rather than 6:00 pm. We felt a bit rushed in the early dining setting. Enjoyed the music in the casino, great shows, and had a nice meet n greet with people from our facebook roll call.
June 2015 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
Graduation Cruise to Cozumel
This was our first cruise ever, and wow! What a great experience. Unforgettable views, excursion, ship-board fun, and watching our kids take it all in. Amazing. Love Cozumel, and will fly there one day for a long stay.
Consider the Cheers Package to manage your bar tab.
What a great way to spend the day, shopping at the stores in port. We ventured out to Nachi Cocom for a nice day at the beach. Excellent views, clean beaches, nice pool, and good cocktails made to order.
It's cold. Wear a sweater.
Nachi Cocom offers excellent all-inclusive beach breaks. We enjoyed the drinks and the beach.
Touristy, but safe and fun. Recommend Nachi Cocom for good beach experiences. Snorkeling at Buccanos is good but current was a bit fast for me. Really, you can do a lot just wandering around the shops in port.
A smaller, older ship with a great crew. Love the layout and decor.
Go to a resort.
An older ship with traditional decor, restful color scheme, nice amenities. Staff is excellent.
Ship's decor is gaudy. Prefer the mauve tones of the Triumph.