Texcess

Texcess
Second Mate

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Joined: 06/18/2014
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Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Lines

Destinations: Caribbean - Southern

Ports: Curacao


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Texcess's Past Cruises

Carnival Magic

November 2013 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

Pretty bad

The second week on the same ship was pretty bad. Awful dining room service within sight of the first week's super team. Found our room open & empty one day as it was used as a pass-through to the balconies for cleaning. Cameras, computer, etc in plain view. Also found partial bottles of liquor in the refrigerator. We don't drink from the refrigerator. The liquor showed up on our bill. Complained and they fixed it. Everybody was soeey. "Sorry" always makes me feel better. Not. The level of entertainment both weeks was evidence of major cost-cutting. It was passable but lacked the variety and professional qualities of previous cruises. We will use them again as they are close to us. A quality that we value. They are usually pretty good but seldom exceed that level.

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Carnival Magic

November 2013 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

Back-to-Back

We took a 7 day Eastern Caribbean cruise on 11/10/13 and stayed onboard the next week, 11/17/13, for a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise the next week. The first week was diverted to the Western Caribbean due to bad weather. A little repetitive but understanable. Good food. Good service. Great dining room service. Room Steward was a bit smothering. He was incapable of anticipation. Generally a good cruise. Always considered Carnival a middle-of-the-road cruise line and this cruise validated that.

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Maasdam

February 2011 - Maasdam to Caribbean - Eastern

Mariner of the Seas

January 2011 - Mariner of the Seas to Mexico

Interesting change of pace

We visited several ports on the Mexican Riviera. All were friendly at that time & showed a different side of Mexico. More dolphins and whales visible than the Caribbean. It was a charter cruise. Made a lot of friends.

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Carnival Ecstasy

October 2010 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Legend

August 2010 - Carnival Legend to Caribbean

Carnival Elation

July 2010 - Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Ecstasy

October 2009 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Western

Amsterdam

August 2009 - Amsterdam to Alaska - Inside Passage

Great cruise

The only mistake we made was to take the train from Texas to Seattle. Terrible choice. Expensive, Terrible service, Constant delays, Three hour late departure, Bus ride from Palm Springs to Bakersfield to make the connection.  The cruise was super. Great scenery & interesting ports.Nice weather & much daylight. Only complaints about the ship were that the portions were way too small and the mattresses were only a couple of inches thick. They added additional mattresses.

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Celebrity Constellation

March 2009 - Celebrity Constellation to Hawaii

Amsterdam

August 2008 - Amsterdam to Alaska - Inside Passage

Costa Mediterranea

April 2007 - Costa Mediterranea to Caribbean - Southern

Carnival Conquest

March 2004 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean

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received a helpful vote on their Amsterdam cruise review - Great cruise

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