Falcon10156
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Joined: 06/28/2014
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Carnival Glory

May 2014 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Eastern

First Carnival Cruise

The cruise exceeded my expectations. I had slight concerned attitude about Carnival based on recent events in the media.  I was completely wrong.  I would defiantely travel on Carnival again.  Food was excellent as was the staff.

 

The handled the shore excursions very well also.  Disembarkation was a bit chaotic but that is not Carnival's fault - guests just would not listen and do what they were told.

 

 

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Volendam

April 2014 - Volendam to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

Pacific Crossing

Very organized right from the beginning.  Transfer from the airport to the ship was done perfectly.  Our room (Neptune Suite) was very nice.  The advantage of the Concierge and Neptune Lounge made the suite perfect.

 

Four ports in Japan were all interesting and different.

 

First time to Alaska - Due to weather we could not get into Kodiak so we went to Juneau instead.  They were not fully prepared for a cruise ship as the first one scheduled was not for another week. In 48 hours however from the time we knew we could not get into Kodiak - shore excursions and stores were ready to receive us.  Alaska is a must do cruise.

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Viking Emerald

March 2014 - Viking Emerald to Other (Asia/Africa/Middle East)

First River Cruise

I didn't now what to expect but it was very good.

 

Our guide was very knowledgable and his English was very good.  The food on the ship was perfect.  Optional shore excursions were good although I did not do the Peking Duck and wish I had done Summer Palace instead of Peking Opera.

 

Viking handled all our transfers and luggage and it was very easy even with all the internal flights.  We did do the extension after to Guilin and Hong Kong and I was glad we did.

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Liberty of the Seas

November 2013 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Nice destinations

I enjoyed seeing both Belize and Cozumel.  Ship itself was quite nice.  Shore excursions were the most unorganized that I have ever seen.  The staff did not seem to know how to organize anything.

Meals were very good.  Our waiters were the best I think we had ever had up to this point.  Our room steward was also very good.

 

If I did a Royal Caribbean cruise again, I do not know if I would do their shore excursions based on the unorganization on this one.

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Emerald Princess

October 2013 - Emerald Princess to Canada, New England, New York

Beautiful weather for this late in the season cruise.

All ports were amazing.  Realized how beautiful Canada is.  We ended up in Boston on the day of the Red Sox parade.  Very busy city that day.  Only negative for this entire cruise was the organization of the tour company in Virginia.  I was very disappointed here.  Otherwise curise was really interesting, historical (both in Canada and the US) and scenic.

 

I would do a Canada/New England cruise again.

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Prinsendam

June 2013 - Prinsendam to Europe - Northern Europe

Amsterdam roundtrip - Kiel Canal, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Norway

Going throught the Kiel canal is a really facsinating experiance.  People come out to see the ship, flags waving, kids playing and waving and people singing.  It is so different than what you would expect.

 

All ports were very interesting.  We did miss Ystad Sweden due to weather so we ended up getting into Poland the night before scheduled.  This gave us more time to see Poland.

 

All ports and shore excursions were great. 

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Veendam

January 2012 - Veendam to South America

Antarctica Amazing!!

We had a Lanai room on this ship.  For this itinerary it was fabulous.

 

We boarded the ship in Valpariso.  Cruise was full of scenery.  Chilean fjords were beautiful.   It did get colder as we went down the coast.  When I first saw Antarctica it was breathtaking, penguins were amazing - just swimming beside the ship.We saw whales and sea lions as well. 

Amazingly we were able to get into Falkland Islands - best weather they had had in awhile.  We saw rockhopper penguins and they came so close to us (they were wild so we had to move slowly and not cross a rope that was down)

We were able to see Elephant seals and sealions on the Valdez peninsula in Argentina.  We also had a great day in Uruguay.

We did the post-cruise with Holland America and saw Iguazu falls and Buenos Aires - I highly recommend this option.

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Prinsendam

September 2010 - Prinsendam to Europe - Mediterranean

Great Ship and Great Itinerary.

Had a fabulous time on the cruise. Food was great.  Staff was phenomanal and he itinerary was very interesting. Loved it.

 

It was great that we were able to see Egypt and Israel.  We also Cyprus (which was really nice)

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Falcon10156's Tips

Grand Turk Island - Keep in mind that there are no taxis here. If you want to see the island you need to book a shore excursion.
Prinsendam Prinsendam - Older ship - classic cruise style. I love this ship although it is older it has unique features.

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received a helpful vote on their Prinsendam cruise review - Amsterdam roundtrip - Kiel Canal, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Norway

received a helpful vote on their Viking Emerald cruise review - First River Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Prinsendam cruise review - Great Ship and Great Itinerary.

received a helpful vote on their Veendam cruise review - Antarctica Amazing!!

received a helpful vote on their Prinsendam cruise review - Amsterdam roundtrip - Kiel Canal, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Norway

received a helpful vote on their Viking Emerald cruise review - First River Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Prinsendam cruise review - Amsterdam roundtrip - Kiel Canal, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Finland, Germany, Denmark and Norway

received a helpful vote on their Viking Emerald cruise review - First River Cruise

received a helpful vote on their Volendam cruise review - Pacific Crossing

received a helpful vote on their Viking Emerald cruise review - First River Cruise