ableman

ableman

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WI
Joined 04/2018

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Independence of the Seas

March 2019 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Independence of the Seas

Nice Spring Break Getaway

Good spring break getaway with our high school age daughter. Not the best cruise we have taken, but it was a thousand times better that being at home.

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Norwegian Sky

March 2018 - 3 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Sky

Nice Getaway for my wife and I

My wife and I had put our daughter on a plane to visit her sister. Since we had some free time we decided to fly down to FL , jump on a ship and get some sun and relaxation. So 30 minutes after we put her on a flight to NY, we jumped on a flight to FL. It was a last minute booking and everything worked out fine.

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Disney Wonder

February 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Disney Wonder

Another great Disney Cruise

This was our second Disney cruise, which we booked while on our first Disney cruise. As previously stated, it was a great experience. I wanted to book another while on board, but financial constraints (Disney is expensive) and the fact that our daughter was ageing out of the "magical" Disney mystique, we decided to wait & look to the more mainstream lines like Carnival or RCL.

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Disney Magic

March 2014 - 3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Disney Magic

Disney is truly awesome

It was our first cruise with my daughter. We celebrated her 12th birthday. We only booked a 3 day cruise because we weren't sure we would like it. Well, we must have liked it because we booked another cruise for the following year while on board.

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Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky

Sail date: March 23, 2018

Nice Getaway for my wife and I

My wife and I had put our daughter on a plane to visit her sister. Since we had some free time we decided to fly down to FL , jump on a ship and get some sun and relaxation. So 30 minutes after we put her on a flight to NY, we jumped on a flight to FL. It was a last minute booking and everything worked out fine.

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Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas

Sail date: March 14, 2019

Nice Spring Break Getaway

Good spring break getaway with our high school age daughter. Not the best cruise we have taken, but it was a thousand times better that being at home.

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Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder

Sail date: February 20, 2015

Another great Disney Cruise

This was our second Disney cruise, which we booked while on our first Disney cruise. As previously stated, it was a great experience. I wanted to book another while on board, but financial constraints (Disney is expensive) and the fact that our daughter was ageing out of the "magical" Disney mystique, we decided to wait & look to the more mainstream lines like Carnival or RCL.

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Disney Magic

Disney Magic

Sail date: March 14, 2014

Disney is truly awesome

It was our first cruise with my daughter. We celebrated her 12th birthday. We only booked a 3 day cruise because we weren't sure we would like it. Well, we must have liked it because we booked another cruise for the following year while on board.

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Cruise tips

Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau is nice as long as you don't stray too far off the beaten path. It was Easter Sunday, so we went to St Francis Xavier Cathedral for Easter Mass. The Catholics in Nassau are very devout. If there are 10 verses to a hymn, they'll sing all 10. We went to the 11:00 mass because we couldn't get off the ship in time for the 8:30 mass. We got there about 10:45, and the 8:30 mass was just concluding. It was a beautiful Easter service and a great experience. The cathedral is located across the street from the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. We wanted to stop in the gallery for a tour, but we were pressed for time. Since it wasn't far, we walked back to the cruise port from the Cathedral.

Norwegian Sky

Norwegian Sky

It's an older, smaller ship. Great for a quiet getaway, but if you're into a "megaship" with lots of venues and activities you may be bored.

Cozumel, Mexico

The port area was nice, but once you got outside it looked a bit "sketchy". We did a beach day at a beach/waterpark. It was a weird experience, for the sand at the oceans edge was like walking in quicksand. We never experienced that before. My wife has bad knees, so she really struggled getting in and out of the ocean. The food they offered was good if you ordered it from their pay menu. The buffet they included in the excursion's price was only so-so.

Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas

Be prepared to take the stairs, especially if you only need to go up or down one or two deck levels. You'll save a lot of time.

Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder

As I said before, go for more than 3 days. This was a 5 day cruise and it hwas STILL too short

Disney Magic

Disney Magic

Try to book more than a 3-day cruise.

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