Grundyboat

Grundyboat
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Hometown: Las Vegas
Joined: 09/19/2016
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About Grundyboat

Recently rediscovered cruising. I have cruised on ships from the QEII to ocean voyages on private yachts. I love the water, fishing salt and fresh, golfing, gambling, walking and exploring all of which can be had while cruising the world.


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Carnival Sunshine

September 2016 - Carnival Sunshine to Canada, New England, New York

Henry's group in the dining room rocks very professional and fun, don't lose anything you won't get it back

While this is my second cruise on the Sunshine in under thirty days, I encountered the same issue again with not getting lost or stolen items returned. 

 

Both a pair of eye glasses and my cell went missing and Carnival claims they couldn't be located. The Sunshine set sail again on the 17th of September and on the 18th my phone was used off the cost 0of New England so someone on the ship has my phone. 

 

I can only assume it is a crew memeber since I doubt another passenger repeated the trip. 

 

I am returning to the Sunshine on October 1 for my third and final Carnival cruise EVER. It is a little costly when on two cruises very expensive items go missing and can't be located when the ship was informed exactly where to locate them. 

 

Sadly, there are photos of my dead Mother and Dad on that phone which can't be replaced. I really hope that whoever has my phone and the two pairs of eyeglasses that were returned to Guest Services yet they claim they never received, even when the lady who found them verified they were returned to a specific Guest Service guy my glasses and very expensive frames disappeared. 

 

It is terrible that you have to worry about cruise crews making off with an expensive phone and expensive eyeglasses. 

 

This will definitely be my last Carnival cruise on October 1 and I will make sure I tell everyone I know not to cruise with a company of thieves. 

 

I left the ship at 8:10 am and realized I didn't have my phone that was on the bed at 8:15 so where did it go in under 5 minutes? That question answers itself. I do have to say that the Lady on the docks Judy D was very prompt in trying to locate the phone and was somewhat taken aback it was reported that the phone was not on the bed as I said. Thank you Judy D for your help.

 

If I didn't have a third cruise in 2 months planned with my sisters on the Sunshine I would never cruise with Carnival again. Too many losses to be a coincidence. 

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Carnival Sunshine

August 2016 - Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

Far superior than the Glory 5 stars all the way around accept for Customer serverices

I don't have a complaint about the service on the Sunshine in any department accept for guest services. Even with Faster to the Fun you have to wait for a ridiculously long period of time to contact anyone. 

 

I lost my eyeglasses and the women who found them walked down to Guest Services with me and Guest services claimed they never saw them.. Twice tow different people walked int the back room then returned in under two seconds or less claiming my glasses were not there even though the lady who found them turned them in to the front desk. They could have cared less that someone handed out my $600 prescription eyeglasses to the wrong person. 

 

It must be habitual on this ship not to return lost items to passengers, because I sailed on the Sunshine two weeks later with another pair of the same glasses and those too went missing along with my cell phone never to be found. 

 

My cell company located my phone two days after I left the cruise and it was out to sea and turned on. My suggestion is to make sure you hang onto your valuables on the Sunshine expensive items go missing never to be found again. 

 

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Carnival Glory

March 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

No AC in Cabin for three days, terrible service, nasty staff only dining room staff were professional and pleasant

I don't ask for too much but when a cruise line staff member tells me that 74 degrees cabin temp is within there normal parameters I find it very hard to believe From ordering room service to the temp in the room whenever a request was made and the staff messed up they accused the paying customers of not putting out room service tags early enough and even being hyper sensitive to the heat. The final answer from Carnival Pride was to stick a fan in the cabin which only moved the hot air around. if I didn't already have three other cruises booked with my cruise group on Carnival they would never get me back on one of their ships. Very disappointed.

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Grundyboat's Tips

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - If you want to just relax or go on an exciting adventure this stop has got you covered. I opted to take the chair ride over to the beach and spend the day doing a little sunning and tanning. Was wonderful way to spend the day and reasonably priced for a blissful day.
Cozumel, Mexico - Many islands have posted prices for taxi's. Make sure you take the time to read the fare sign because there are taxi drivers that will try to charge by the person when it is a fare for multiple people. Pool and beach resorts are usually $10 per person and taxi ride $10 for up to 4 each way.
George Town, Grand Cayman - There isn't a beach on the island that isn't beautiful, but I do recommend trying 7 mile beach. You can rent chairs etc but do bring a towel.
George Town, Grand Cayman - Now a days if you can't find it on Grand Cayman Island it doesn't exist. Grand cayman is a totally modernized island with fast food restaurants galore but it still maintains that tropical island feel and ambiance. Just wing it here and take advantage of the tours at very end of the dock area.
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Sunshine - Watch where you leave your personal belongings like phones etc. They pick up napkins etc with no care as to whether they are picking up personal property too. Havana Bar is the worst. Twice my roommate had to chase her cell that was removed off the table in a napkin. Theft not coincidence I THINK
Carnival Sunshine Carnival Sunshine - Don't lose anything you will never get it back. My phone as I write this is on the Sunshine though carnival claims it wasn't found. Someone on the Sunshine has my cell phone per ATT because it is located off the coast of New England.
Carnival Pride Carnival Pride - There are hidden surprises and omelette stations that will surprise you. Don't just look in the restaurants actually walk into the restaurants on all the ships. You could find anything from omelette stations, to pasta bars to Mongolian BBQ's depending on what ship you are sailing on.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Sunshine cruise review - Henry's group in the dining room rocks very professional and fun, don't lose anything you won't get it back

commented on a Carnival Sunshine cruise review. - "Thank you for your suggestions, but I have reached out to corporate guest services on all accounts. On the subject of the phone I got a r..." read more

commented on a Carnival Sunshine cruise review. - "You are right I shouldn't assume, but I am not. The phone was left in the cabin upon debarking. Only staff and crew could enter the room. The ship ..." read more

shared a quick tip for Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras"If you want to just relax or go on an exciting adventure this stop has got you covered. I opted to take the chair ride over to the beach and spend the..."

shared a quick tip for Cozumel, Mexico"Many islands have posted prices for taxi's. Make sure you take the time to read the fare sign because there are taxi drivers that will try to charge b..."

shared a quick tip for George Town, Grand Cayman"There isn't a beach on the island that isn't beautiful, but I do recommend trying 7 mile beach. You can rent chairs etc but do bring a towel."

shared a quick tip for George Town, Grand Cayman"Now a days if you can't find it on Grand Cayman Island it doesn't exist. Grand cayman is a totally modernized island with fast food restaurants galore..."

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