carolynstaehlin

carolynstaehlin
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Hometown: California
Joined: 09/20/2016
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Navigator of the Seas

April 2017 - Navigator of the Seas to Caribbean - Southern

Good & Bad

Upon embarking, we were told staterooms wouldn't be ready until 1:30 p.m. but we could go to the buffet at 11:00 to have lunch.  It didn't open until noon. Dinner menu meat selections were prepared exactly as ordered.  Vegetables cooked perfectly, not overcooked.  Fish and lobster should be eliminated from menu as it was not fresh and tasted fishy.  Lobster watery after being defrosted and cooked.  On last night of cruise I got food poisoning from spoiled escargots.  Elevators didn't always work on Deck 9 and had to go up or down stairs.  Drinks were very expensive compared to other cruises.  There were small two pools next to each other on Deck 11 with kids cannon balling in both.  The Solarium was better but not enough seating.  The balcony off our cabin was dirty and had a lot of rust.  The plexiglass was never cleaned so difficult to see anything. The buffet was "o.k."  There was no outside hamburger/hot dog cafe by the pools where the food would be grilled.

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Coral Princess

September 2016 - Coral Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

Disappointing Cruise

 

 

I have taken four Carnival Cruises before and decided, based on the food, I would take another Princess Cruise because the food was wonderful.  Big mistake and sorry I talked it up to my friends.  I was very disappointed in the food on this cruise.  I will be going back to the Fun Ship because of the variety of international food offered in the buffet and the menu in the dining rooms.

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carolynstaehlin's Tips

Kralendijk, Bonaire - Took a sail/snorkel excursion which was fun. Saw a lot of tropical fish. Bonaire was the prettiest island and looked the cleanest.
Willemstad, Curacao - Took a tuk-tuk tour and tour operator gave us a completed history of Curacao which was very interesting.
Oranjestad, Aruba - Took a five-hour van tour all around the island and were shown the historical and tourist sites and went to the Aloe Vera factory which was interesting. Went swimming at Baby Beach.
Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia - Disembarked in pouring rain and walked to train station to take the train to the airport. Because it was the weekend, the fare was only $2.25 for a 40 minute ride.
Ketchikan, Alaska - Saw the Lumberjack Show which I would recommend to everyone. Spent the rest of the drizzly day shopping for last minute souvenirs and gifts.
Juneau, Alaska - We took a four-hour jeep tour. Went to Mendenhall Glacier, St. Terese's church, a brewing company, and a tour of the city. Visited the Red Dog Saloon which was a lot of fun and great atmosphere.
Skagway, Alaska - This little town looked like a movie set with shops built to lure cruise ship passengers. Did take the Klondike Summit excursions. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us many opportunities to stop for photos at various beautiful places.
Coral Princess Coral Princess - Be prepared for a much older group of passengers who don't seem to know what smart casual dress at dinner means.

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reviewed their Caribbean - Southern cruise on Navigator of the Seas and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Coral Princess cruise review - Disappointing Cruise