KLBway

KLBway

Second Mate
Charlotte, NC
Joined 05/2017

4

Cruises

3

Reviews

39

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I have found a love in cruising that keeps me excited and counting down to each date. I don't know what I will do once we go on a cruise and don't have another one planned.

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Past Cruises

Carnival Vista

May 2019 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Vista

Hasta La Vista Baby

Overall, the Vista is a beautiful ship. the layout is completely different and I did miss the glass elevators in the Atrium. For an asthmatic, I recommend avoiding the Casino. if you find that your cabin is hot contact your room steward and don's suffer in the heat all 7 days like i did. The Private Photo session is VERY expensive. If you don't plan on spending at least $300 for a minimum package, don't waste your time. We did notice that this ship rocked more than any others we have been on however, we both agreed that we would sail on the Vista again.

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Carnival Glory

May 2018 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Glory

Glory comes in the morning...

Our cruise on the Glory was quite an adventure. Each day there was some form of medical emergency including a death during an excursion and a search and rescue assist on our way to St. Thomas. We were late to a few ports and even had to return to Miami on sail day but we truly enjoyed the Carnival Glory and will keep it in our sights for a future cruise. The Fun Squad and Dustin our CD were great and truly kept everyone active and engaged. The staff made sure to keep us informed and I did not hear many, if any, complaints of all of these rare occurrences. Additionally, we met a great group of about 50 people and gained some new friendships as well.

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Carnival Ecstasy

May 2017 - 4 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstacy May 2017 Bahamas

This was our first cruise but we loved the experience. We had a great cabin steward who remembered our names as well as details we told him about ourselves.

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Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

Sail Date: May 11, 2019

Hasta La Vista Baby

Overall, the Vista is a beautiful ship. the layout is completely different and I did miss the glass elevators in the Atrium. For an asthmatic, I recommend avoiding the Casino. if you find that your cabin is hot contact your room steward and don's suffer in the heat all 7 days like i did. The Private Photo session is VERY expensive. If you don't plan on spending at least $300 for a minimum package, don't waste your time. We did notice that this ship rocked more than any others we have been on however, we both agreed that we would sail on the Vista again.

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Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory

Sail Date: May 12, 2018

Glory comes in the morning...

Our cruise on the Glory was quite an adventure. Each day there was some form of medical emergency including a death during an excursion and a search and rescue assist on our way to St. Thomas. We were late to a few ports and even had to return to Miami on sail day but we truly enjoyed the Carnival Glory and will keep it in our sights for a future cruise. The Fun Squad and Dustin our CD were great and truly kept everyone active and engaged. The staff made sure to keep us informed and I did not hear many, if any, complaints of all of these rare occurrences. Additionally, we met a great group of about 50 people and gained some new friendships as well.

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Cruise Tips

Galveston, Texas

Port did not communicate the issue with the passengers. No excursion at this port.

Cozumel, Mexico

In Cozumel, we took the Twister over to Isla Pasion. The Twister ride was really fun. If you are afraid of water or getting splashed, THIS EXCURSION IS NOT FOR YOU! We had a great time and laughed during every spin the boat took to drench us in sea water. Isla Pasion was much to be desired. This was supposed to be all inclusive with all you can eat and drink. They were understaffed and could not keep up with all the people from the 3 ships that were there. Prior to leaving, they gathered our group and asked that we all provided tips in their Crown Royal bag prior to taking us back to our Twister boat to leave. Because this was our shortest port, we didn't get a lot of time at the island and by the time we got comfortable, it was time to leave.

Belize City, Belize

Travel via the water taxi in Belize went smoothly. The ride took about 20 minutes. We then took the Horseback Riding and Eco-Park with Lunch excursion. The ride there took approximately 30 minutes or so. The tour director told us about all of the plants that are used for medicine in Belize versus taking medicine. The horse I got was named Trek and he was a jerk. He didn't want to follow directions and decided he was going to go where he wanted to go. Overall a great excursion.

Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

Watch a movie on the deck.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

We did not have a planned excursion in St Thomas. We originally planned to go to a restaurant called Cuzzins however it has been closed due to the hurricaine. Instead, we caught an open air taxi that took us on a 2 hour tour of the island. The driver took us to several locations and we got several beautiful pictures from 1500 feet above sea level.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

We loved Puerto Rico. We did the Rum Mixology and Salsa Dancing excursion. At the end of the excursion, the tour guide gave us the opportunity to go shopping or return to the ship. We went to a little restaurant called Raices and had Skirt Steak stuffed Mofongo. It was fabulous. We also purchased a few gifts from the local artists to take home and give away to family and friends.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

In Dominican Republic, we did the Over the Ocean Zip lining excursion. It was scary and fabulous at the same time. The road to the excursion was not paved and in terribile condition. However, after learning more about the countryside and seeing how the natives live, the condition of the roads is the least of their worries. It was about a 1 hour ride to the excursion and a 1 hour ride back. It was very windy while we were on the stands getting ready to do the excursion but the guides did everything they could to reassure us that we were safe.

Miami, Florida

The port in Miami was not bad at all. It appeared to be very organized and they work hard to get everyone on the ship as quickly as possible.

Grand Turk Island

We originally wanted to go to Jack's Shack until we found out it was quite the walk down the beach to get there. We went to Margaritaville and hung out for a few hours. The drinks and food there are a bit pricey. There does not appear to be much to do if you do not schedule an excursion.

Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory

Go to the comedy club EARLY for seats. Most nights, the 9:45 show is standing room only by 9:30.

Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy

We brought a glade plugin and it kept the room smelling good during or whole trip.

Nassau, Bahamas

Look into the excursions on the beach. One group went parasailing for $50

Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy

Bring a first aid kit. They charge $1.50 for one bandaid.

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