aFloridaCruiser
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Pride of America

November 2015 - Pride of America to Hawaii

Shouldn't compare but have

Sad to say that other cruise lines outshine by far Norwegian. Rooms tiny. Food boring and unimaginative. Servers blaze, uncaring and forgetful. Buffet unorganized and foods that are to be warm cold. I do have to admit that the professional shows were excellent. The ship was clean. The steward that tended our room had to b tracked down. The ships motto "I can I can is not true. The first thing asked for ( a.99 cent extension cord for my hubbys breathing machine)we had to go to the service desk and sign a paper that we would return it or we would be charged 25 dollars. Ha! The ports we arrived at in all the islands were shipping ports with nothing around so that u had to either take an excursion or hire a taxi to get away from all the cargo containers. The excursions were very expensive for the value. Guess NCL has the corner on market there. In other words I believe we'll spend our time and hard earned money on the cut above cruise lines. Royal carribean, Princess, Disney , Holland American........etc. 

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Celebrity Constellation

February 2015 - Celebrity Constellation to Caribbean - Bahamas

Unsatisfactory

This was our first cruise with Celebrity and the probability of cruising with them again is NOT!!

There were many unfriendly and grumpy employees along with fewer extremely friendly and pleasant ones. Our cabin steward came to our room as we were unpacking and introduced himself and after that never saw him again. I took pictures of the dirty bathroom floor and ragged towels we were given which I will send to the cruise lines.

 The two main shows were very professional and were enjoyed along with the violinists who were fantastic!!

The Buffet on deck 10 had issues. Most of the Ice Machines were 'temporally out of order' for the entire cruise, the food areas were unorganized. People coming in from both sides. Especially when food items were being individually made to order. I stood in line for an omelet and never got waited on because people were coming in from both sides. Waited over 10 mins then left.

We could not get anything to drink anywhere on the ship except on deck 10. Everyplace had a charge for water or coffee. One could get a pastry or cookie but had to pay for coffee. The Bistro had a 7 dollar cover charge for crepes. They quarter and dollared you to death.

The dining room experience was different. the food was good. Creme Brulee was exceptional and our two servers was the best ever. They were respectful, personable, friendly and knew what we wanted and needed before we did. Cuties. We had twelve in our party and were treated royally. We were fortunate to have these great servers as we observed the glum faces of the other servers around the room.

Before we booked the cruise. We were told that Celebrity was a cut above the other cruise lines so we expected more since we had been on many other lines and had something to compare it to. However I feel it is many cuts below.

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Freedom of the Seas

May 2014 - Freedom of the Seas to Caribbean - Eastern

Fantastic Cruise Lines

When comparing cruise lines....I would say that Royal C leads the pack. We have been on many different lines and can honestly claim that the service was exceptional, food very good and the shows/entertainment was terrific. The Cruise Director, Casey P ( I believe that is his name) was a complete Hoot!! What a personality!! He was right out there with the crowd even when not directing!! Would go back on the Freedom just to enjoy his personality again.

The cruise was truly enjoyable with one small exception......The My Time Dining is really not......It's more like their time dining. One has to make a  reservation  and when trying to make a certain time was told there were no tables. Apparently they can't seem to run My Time Dining like a restaurant. First come first served. Have Never had to make reservations on any other cruise line and have Never had a problem getting seated.

Over all we would definately plan another cruise with Royal Caribbean.

Truly enjoyed ourselves!!

 

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Carnival Glory

February 2014 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

Not up to expectations

 If you desire to drink, gamble and party only, this is the cruise for you. Many clubs and bars on board. Little else. The shows were pathetic as were the attitudes of some of the staff. The food was mundane and not artistic (same menu everyday for breakfast and a few different choices for dinner). One morning we decided to go to the Lido Deck for breakfast instead of the dining room. My husband waited a long time in line for an omelet. He then was given 3 strips of bacon. When he asked for a few more strips he was told to "eat that and come back". Unbelievable! Movies (lg screen) by the family pool were not appropriate for children. Language, suggestive, adult content. We will not cruise again on a Carnival. There are So...many quality Lines out there to choose from.”stomer

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aFloridaCruiser's Tips

Nassau, Bahamas - crowded. 6 or 7 ships were docked there. excursions were expensive from the ship but could find much better deals on the island

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received a helpful vote on their Pride of America cruise review - Shouldn't compare but have

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received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Constellation cruise review - Unsatisfactory

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Glory cruise review - Not up to expectations

received a helpful vote on their Pride of America cruise review - Shouldn't compare but have

received a helpful vote on their Celebrity Constellation cruise review - Unsatisfactory

received a helpful vote on their Pride of America cruise review - Shouldn't compare but have

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reviewed their Hawaii cruise on Pride of America and gave it 3 stars!