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Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Joined: 05/02/2017
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About KLBway

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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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

Cabin Returning from the ATV Excursion on the bus Small bathroom Lido deck watching the deck party History of Nassau, the generations of slaves watching for ships

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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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KLBway's Tips

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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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