DavidT1

DavidT1
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Hometown: Welland, Ontario
Joined: 11/08/2012
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About DavidT1

Have been on 14 cruises to date in 2014 and found them to be most relaxing and enjoyable time of any vacations!


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Carnival Vista

September 2016 - Carnival Vista to Europe

Always appreciate a brand new ship from Carnival!

We had a pleasant surprised when we discovered that we had two separate baths in our stateroom, one 3 piece and the other 2!! Bathrobes were also a nice addition as part of the standard offerings in the stateroom!

We know the Vista is a bigger vessel than the last new ship, Breeze that we were on a few years ago but somehow the Vista layout does not flow like all the other vessels we were on. There are more specialty areas and amenity but they seem a bit segmented.

The sky ride was fun and thrilling and a wonderful water park for the kids and young at hearts!

The main dining room however lacks luster and wow effects...not like all the other Carnival main dining rooms. The low ceilings in some area actually felt tight and uncomfortable. There is not white table clothe anymore except one feast night, and wait staff no longer sit the diners and placing the napkins on their laps.

We did not see wait staff do their nightly dance or routine anymore except for the very last evening!

All in all we had fun, regardless of what were said above. The entertainments were great, Playlist performed wonderfully well in all the productions, and Jamie the Cruise Director worked tirelessly to keep the energy going day in and day out! Main dining room served delicious food every evening and we love the afternoon pasta served at the Italian restaurant for sure, not to even mention the wonderfully tempting burgers and pizzas!  

As I said we had fun on this fun ship and made friends along the way!! Happy

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Norwegian Breakaway

October 2014 - Norwegian Breakaway to Caribbean - Bahamas

Took us a little time to appreciate all there were offered!

We love the bright decor of the Breakaway, bright and fresh in most of the public areas!

The start off was not overly great right at the Manhattan terminal. The public announcement system did not work well to start and actually stopped working just at time of boarding. Terminal staff were not overly friendly and only the odd NCL staff were nice. It must be the enormous crowd and we were after all in the midst of New York!

We found our room is small and the hall way to our stateroom narrow comparing to what we are used. My wife is very unhappy with the limited closet spaces provided in our stateroom. We did however like the bathroom layout!

We had poor experience with guest service staff, most of them but not all seemed stressed and not overly helpful! We complained in writing to management and were responded relatively timely!

There were many options of dining and entertainment and we found them all meet our expectations more or less! Our room steward tried hard to accommodate our requests through our stay! We also had lovely wait staff in all of the restaurants!

We enjoyed the entertainment offered and the performers were fabulous!

They offered many opportunities to enhance our cruise experience in dining and entertainment usually at an added charge.

The biggest hurdle for us on this cruise is to getting used to pre-book or reserve everything ahead of time.

They had a staff performance/presentation at the last day of the cruise in the theater and it was rather well done and we recommend attendance for sure! All in all we enjoyed our time with NCL in NY!

 

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Carnival Miracle

September 2013 - Carnival Miracle to Hawaii

A relaxing and yet exhilarating trip!

It was a 15 day cruise and 10 of which were sea days and that was also the relaxing part of the trip! We had five days in Hawaii and everyday we were experiencing the beauties and uniqueness of each of the five ports of calls...the exhilarating and fun part of our journey indeed!

We have been cruising with Carnival over a decade and have developed a level of expectations and appreciations of their vessels and staff! No one is perfect and we did meet up with a few hard to deal with and not want to be there kind of staffers but I could count with one hand! We must not under-emphysize the hundreds of them who tried so tirednessly each and everyday in every aspect of our 15 day long vacation experience making it a memorable one!

 

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Carnival Breeze

October 2012 - Carnival Breeze to Europe - Eastern Mediterranean

A wonderfullu memorable cruise!

The breeze is a relatively well appointed ship amongst the Carnival fleet. It has bright decors and open spaces in most public areas. It is lovely and grand to look at and it feels safe cruising in it!

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DavidT1's Tips

Carnival Vista Carnival Vista - Take time to explore all its offerings, getting lost and be part of the fun!
Norwegian Breakaway Norwegian Breakaway - It is difficult to say what tips we could offer since we all have different tastes and preferences! It is an enjoyable cruise!
Carnival Miracle Carnival Miracle - One should always explore and venture around the ship to appreciate her grace and majesty!

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Vista cruise review - Always appreciate a brand new ship from Carnival!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Vista cruise review - Always appreciate a brand new ship from Carnival!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Vista cruise review - Always appreciate a brand new ship from Carnival!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Vista cruise review - Always appreciate a brand new ship from Carnival!

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reviewed their Europe cruise on Carnival Vista and gave it 4 stars!

shared a quick tip for Carnival Vista"Take time to explore all its offerings, getting lost and be part of the fun!"

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Took us a little time to appreciate all there were offered!

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Breakaway cruise review - Took us a little time to appreciate all there were offered!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Miracle cruise review - A relaxing and yet exhilarating trip!