Misber

Misber
Third Mate

Joined: 11/12/2015
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About Misber

After first cruise in 2013, I fell in love with them.


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Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Lines

Ships: Carnival Glory

Destinations: Caribbean - Western


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Carnival Ecstasy

December 2015 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

A Simply Sweet Break from Reality

I had an overall enjoyable time on this cruise despite minor annoyances from my cruise companions. I believe this type of cruise ship is perfect for those wanting an inexpensive and brief vacation. I would not recommend it for longer itineraries since it does not have as many perks as other ships. As a person who THOROUGHLY prepares for everything, I reads reviews about this cruise and for the most part I don't understand some of the complaints. I honestly may account them to noncompliance or failure to prepare. The ladies I cruised with ran into some issues because they were unaware (their own fault). I've never eaten so much food in a week and I don't see how considering there weren't that many options. The question wasn't whether or not if we were hungry but if we could eat and we did! We were either eating, getting ready to eat, or just finishing eating. My favorite menu items were the scallops and risotto, crabcakes, custom made omelettes, MDR ice cream, meatloaf, baked alaska, huevos rancheros, and lido deck chicken tenders. MDR breakfast service is slow and not worth the wait unless it's Seaday brunch. Go to Lido deck. We often passed out on Serenity deck due to the comfortable nature of the lounge chairs. The comedy shows were our primary method of entertainment. I knew one of the comedians from a previous cruise and he was funnier then. One of the best things to consider is booking your next cruise on board. You will get OBC. I came with a list of options I wanted to try and caught an unexpected sale. Having a positive disposition and grateful mindset can make a world of difference during your travels. I can't think of anything else significant but if you have questions just ask me. Big Smile

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Carnival Fantasy

August 2014 - Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Bahamas

"5 days"

Carnival Glory

May 2013 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Bahamas

"5 days"

Misber's Tips

Cozumel, Mexico - If you truly have no intention of buying anything, then it is okay to turn down offers to visit a store. Otherwise, you may end up spending money you didn't want to or feeling pressured/guilty. Also this is a good port to buy alcohol to take home.
Miami, Florida - If you drive then leave the day before so you won't get caught in traffic. We had time to eat at Ihop once we arrived. Alcohol can not be purchased before 7AM in case you forgot to bring a bottle for the cruise.
Carnival Ecstasy Carnival Ecstasy - PREPARE and understand what to expect. This is a fantasy class ship and pretty much everything you need to know is online. Just read it.

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