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Hometown: Goodyear Arizona USA
Joined: 09/15/2015
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Richardrodrigu's Past Cruises

Celebrity Millennium

July 2016 - Celebrity Millennium to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Alaska Cruise Seward to Vancouver

The best part of the cruise was the view of the Hubbard Glacier the ship came very close to the Glacier, what an experience.  We saw several whales, dolphins, and sea lions from our balcony.  All the ports were great and the ship had the best spot compared to other ships.  

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Carnival Miracle

June 2016 - Carnival Miracle to Mexico

Family Renuion

We have cruised many times before and Carnival is our least favorite line. But beggars can't be choosy, this vacation was paid for by my mother-in-law.  The staff were are very friendly and accommodating.  The food was average but I didn't expect it to be outstanding so it met my expectations. Getting on and off the ship was a smooth process albeit a bit slow.  Many activities through out the ship for all taste. We especially like the sport bar  to watch the both the Stanley cup and NBA finals.  A lot of beer choices and liquor choices. The ship DJ was awesome and knew the songs that would get people to dance. Port of calls I had been to before so all was good there. 

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Celebrity Reflection

August 2015 - Celebrity Reflection to Europe - Mediterranean

It's party time

the ship was clean and very tres chic,  food was sub-par, drink service extremely slow due to understaffing in the common dinning areas.  Cafe Bistro was an awesome hangout and there is a lot of sitting areas throughout the ship which we throughly enjoyed.  Awesome live music and eneteraintment that made one get into a party mood every night   Excursions where way too pricey and we did everything on our own for half the price. Spa and gym area are top notch one of the best I've seen.   Room attendants were nice and were top notch as well.  First time on celebrity and this is our fifth time cruising if you don't mind cafeteria like food this was an awesome ship for fun and great ports. 

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January 2014 - Marina to South Pacific


January 2013 - Marina to South Pacific

Pride of America

September 2007 - Pride of America to Hawaii

Richardrodrigu's Tips

Ketchikan, Alaska - Great local tours that can be purchased on the dock you can bargain on price, better and more affordable that the ship.
Icy Strait Point (Hoonah), Alaska - You can purchase tickets on the dock everything is within walking distance from the ship. Not worth it to take the shuttle to the town, its a nice walk .
Juneau, Alaska - Booked whale watching at the dock and saw many whales. I used Juneau Tours, they were awesome and Emily was really nice and knowledgeable. Great hiking at the top of the mountain take the cable car up you can purchase tickets on the dock. Best King crab I ever had
Skagway, Alaska - The town is within walking distance and a lot of fun, you can book tours in town.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - I did the ship excursion to an all inclusive island worth the money. Others hired a driver and went to a zip line adventure park, $100 for the round trip drive and sight seeing and $40 for zip-line adventure park entry per person, they shot a movie there
Naples, Italy - Plenty of options to take a ferry from the port straight to Capri or a bus to sorento. Plenty to do and excursion although expenses would not be bad here
Piraeus (Athens), Greece - Take a taxi to the Acropolis there is a train trolleys the goes to all the area around the acroplpois for 10 euros a price you get on and off as you please. Taxi ride to Acropolis from the port ranges from 20-30 euros one way depending on time of day. There are also public busses the stop at the port that will take you to Acropolis.
Mykonos, Greece - Rented a scooter for 20 euros and went to Paradise beach and the windmills. Great day for a fraction of the cost
Kusadasi (Ephesus), Turkey - We hired a driver for half the price on the dock and we to all the key stops with plenty of time to spare
Santorini, Greece - Does this on your own book a tour on the dock you will see the signs quick and easy for half the price

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reviewed their Alaska - Gulf of Alaska cruise on Celebrity Millennium and gave it 4 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Miracle cruise review - Family Renuion

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reviewed their Mexico cruise on Carnival Miracle and gave it 3 stars!

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