February 2018 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor
September 2017 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean With Carnival Live (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Breeze
February 2017 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor
The oddest decor I have ever seen.
The decor of a ship does not ruin a good time. No matter how bad is was.....
Be sure the stop by the Seafood Corner for some fresh seafood. It does cost extra but so worth it. The food at Scarlett's Steakhouse was off the chain as always but the service was bad. So bad that I did lodge a complaint. I don't care how busy they have been we have never been forgotten.
The Valor had the standard ship layout but history theme was so all over the place. Hurt my feelings that most folks didn't even know who Josephine Baker was so they just made fun and insulted the motif. The history faces staring down at you was a little scary as well.
Check out the pictures and please remember I still had fun. Giggle
November 2016 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Breeze
My new love....Breeze
I found my new love and it is called the Carnival Breeze. Let me say a couple of things first....
1) Who ever brought the sick person on board that got a good deal of us sick. Thanks
2) To the staff that had to clean our cabin after we got sick...Thanks
This is what I wish all CCL ships were like and I say again LOVED IT. The food at the Steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi Bar and Guy's Burgers were great. Mmmmmm.....Sushi! The Main Dining Hall and Market Place was not my family favorite. Please do not stop by the Fat Jimmy's C-Side BBQ place. (So not BBQ) The Market Place was a great place to play UNO. Do stop by the Mongolian Wok early because the lines get really long.
The pools were standard Carnival pools but we always had fun at them. The hot tubs would get a little crowded but we just moved around and enjoyed the sun while waiting. Yes, hit the slides! The 4D theater was worth the extra 5 bucks. The Arcade was really fun and my arm still hurts (stupid skeet ball). We did enjoy the show Motor City was fun. The 80's party was a blast and enjoyed by many.
We did book two CCL excursions on this trip and enjoyed the snuba in Cozumel and the private beach on Mahogany Bay in Roatan. If you are healthy do the snuba it was a blast.
Even being sick on the last sea day with my sister having to the infirmary (thanks again for the sick person that came on board) we did get to enjoy most of our vacation.
July 2016 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Liberty
High School Reunion Cruse - Class of 1980 something....
Had a great time due to my class reunion and that was great. Most of the ships staff was great and the Cruise Director was really good. Frankie even gave my class a video shout out. The 80's music trivia was fun and fit in with our reunion theme.
Diamond Steak House was really good.
Guys was great.
The ship decor was a little old fashion. Grandmothers looking lamps all over the buffet area. I really was not feeling the look of the ship but that did not stop the fun we had. There were satellite issues that had the TV/WiFi out for a few hours but no biggie.
We will be back I'm sure.
October 2015 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom
First Time on Carnival Freedom
This was our first time on the Carnival Freedom and cruising during Halloween. Would I do it again, yes on both counts. We had fun but there were a couple of things that was off pudding.
The Sun King Steakhouse was so good and worth every penny we paid for it. The main dinning hall on Captain's Night was not. Have never had dry, tasteless duck before. We only ate in the main dinning hall once. (Missed the lobster.)
Was over crowded due to the Zydeco group of over 700 folks so hard to move around some times.
Overall we had a great time (even if the Cowboys lost again.)
A true fan of Carnival and waiting on being Platinum real soon. LOL
July 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
Time for some changes
Don’t get me wrong we had a great time but it’s time for the Triumph to get some additional upgrades. We didn’t book any excursions this trip because we really wanted to be lazy. Hang out at the pool when everyone was off of the ship. Had a blast with the pool and the waterslide to ourselves. No lines to the bar (YES!!!).
Here are a couple of things that need to be changed on the Carnival Triumph. (This might not happen until she leaves Galveston.)
Bring on the new Wi-Fi package please. 50+ dollars and the Wi-Fi speed was like dealing with old school dial up. Really slow and way over price.
Bring on the new Room Service menu! Continental Breakfast again, Please…
Some changes need to be made soon to the menu for the buffet and main dining hall.
Purchase some new games for the ships library. (Yes, we do play the board games in there sometimes)
I’m sure these changes are coming soon but not soon enough for me. Like I said we still had a great time! Keep Cruising!
Cabin 9243 and ready for the good time.
Love the duck so I ordered 3 of them.
Cute Towel Animal
Me, Carnival Magic and Carnival Triumph
November 2014 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
August 2014 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Magic
Almost perfect cruise
Overall this was a fun cruise and I don't have much to complain about. We enjoyed Cozumel, and Grand Cayman as usual. Jamaica we had a couple of issues but still had fun. The Magic was lovely as always with plenty to do and see. (No, I did not do the sky rope walk this time. Never again! LOL!)
Only true issues: We did not see our cabin Stewart for the first two days. The food in the main dining area was good but not the best.
Happy with: The Steak House "Cowboy Steak" was the best and so worth the extra money. Seaside grill was so good and the Italian restraint was great. Really good show of illusion. (fireworks on a ship)
We really did enjoy ourselves. http://cruiseradio.net/episode-carnival-magic-review-passport-questions/
November 2013 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
First things first....Guy's Burgers are so worth it!
To start off with Guy’s Burger is so worth it!
This was the first time I’ve been on the Triumph since the power shut down early this year. We really did enjoy the changes to the lido deck. Adding the Guy’s Burgers and the Iguana Bar was a great idea. Moving the hot tubs away from the pool was a good idea as well. Thank you Carnival for adding a real sports bar! I was packed so I could not watch the Texans lose again but that was okay.
The rest of the ship looks the same included the old school televisions. (Where are the flat screens people?) The Ocean View was just perfect for us so we can’t complain about that. Well except for the TV.
We had a really good time and ate maybe one to many Guy’s burgers. If you get a chance to do Cozumel’s Mr. Sanchos Beach All Inclusive Day Pass, do it. So much fun at Mr. Sanchos…..
August 2013 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Magic
Carnival Magic had the "WOW" factor.
December 2012 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
Carnival's Faster To The Fun (FTTF) is worth it....
August 2012 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
Invasion of Lime Green
December 2011 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph
Great Mother and Daughter Trip
July 2011 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Conquest
Even with savings some really dehydrated refugee we still had a great time.
August 2010 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Conquest
July 2009 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Ecstasy
My First Cruise - Ecstasy
Fog can be an issue during the winter time so please please pack your patience.
We really did love it here
The seaweed was all over the beach :-(
I love Galveston
We just walked the island and had a great time.
When taking a cruise out of Galveston in the winter time please note that a heavy fog may be an issue. Also it may me a bit to cool to jump into to pools and hot tubs. The first day at sea was not a good day to jump on the slide. Brrrrr that's cold....
The beach please...LOL!
I love Galveston
Not our best time
Feel in love with the slow pace
Galveston is a quiet busy little island full of history. You will not go hungry!