billb

billb

Second Mate
MURRELLS INLET, SOUTH CAROLINA
Joined 10/2012

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For over 20 years travelled the world for the U.S. Navy retiring as a Senior Chief. Travel bug is still in me and the love for sailing on the open seas. Obviously the ships are not the same! Mostly cruise with Royal Caribbean but also enjoy Celebrity and Viking River Cruises.

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Past cruises

Harmony of the Seas

February 2020 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Harmony of the Seas

Emerald Princess

November 2019 - 29 Night Spanish Passage And Panama Canal Adventure (Barcelona To Los Angeles) Cruise on Emerald Princess

First time on Princess

Mostly cruise on Royal and Celebrity, first time on Princess and would do them again if the itinerary was right.

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Brilliance of the Seas

May 2019 - 12 Night Baltic (Amsterdam Roundtrip) Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas

May 2019 - 15 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Tampa To Amsterdam) Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

Celebrity Edge

April 2019 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Edge

Rhapsody of the Seas

December 2018 - 14 Night Canary Islands & Nassau (Barcelona To Tampa) Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas

Rhapsody of the Seas

December 2018 - 7 Night Adriatic & Italy (Venice To Barcelona) Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas

Oasis of the Seas

August 2018 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Oasis of the Seas

Celebrity Equinox

April 2018 - 11 Night Jazz Fest & Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

Majesty of the Seas

March 2018 - 3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Majesty of the Seas

Empress of the Seas

December 2017 - 4 Night Bahamas (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Empress of the Seas

Empress of the Seas

December 2017 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Empress of the Seas

Viking Alsvin

May 2017 - 11 Night Cities Of Light Westbound (Prague To Paris) Cruise on Viking Alsvin

Freedom of the Seas

April 2017 - 14 Night Transatlantic Eastbound (Ft. Lauderdale To Barcelona) Cruise on Freedom of the Seas

Carnival Ecstasy

July 2016 - 4 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Ecstasy

Celebrity Solstice

April 2016 - 18 Night Tahitian Treasures Northbound (Sydney To Honolulu) Cruise on Celebrity Solstice

Legend of the Seas

February 2015 - 11 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Legend of the Seas

Legend of the Seas

February 2015 - 10 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Legend of the Seas

Liberty of the Seas

December 2014 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Liberty of the Seas

Celebrity Summit

May 2014 - 7 Night Bermuda (Cape Liberty Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Summit

Jewel of the Seas

October 2013 - 7 Night Southern Caribbean (San Juan roundtrip) Cruise on Jewel of the Seas

Carnival Fantasy

February 2013 - 5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Fantasy

Cruise tips

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

Although our cruise did not end here, we had to disembark and go through CBP and get back onboard. Absolutely horrible experience. Those of us that were BTB passengers were to muster at 0930 in the theater and from there escorted through immigration and back onboard. Always has been a simple process on other cruise lines. THREE hours later at 1230 we were still waiting in the theater. No one ever gave an official explanation but when we finally were allowed to go through immigration it was a disaster. After finally getting passport stamped we had to get back onboard and that seemingly simnple process was just as bad, different employees telling different directions and no one actually knowing what to do. This may have been a Port Everglades/CBP problem and not a Princess problem but that is just a guess. I think there were a number of factors that snowballed together.

Casablanca, Morocco

Did an excursion to Rabat and loved it. Casablanca seemed dirty and run-down but Rabat was wonderful and we had a wonderful tour guide.

Malaga, Spain

Same as Cartegena, stayed in town and explored. Have been several times and always enjoy it.

Barcelona, Spain

Spent 2 nights pre-cruise here. Have always loved Barcelona and this time was no different.

Emerald Princess

Emerald Princess

Check onboard early and explore the ship - there is a lot to discover.

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