charlieduz

charlieduz
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Joined: 12/04/2014
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About charlieduz

I have always been near the ocean .. and cruising to me means ... a total disconnect from a busy life



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charlieduz's Past Cruises

Carnival Miracle

May 2018 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Miracle

Carnival Miraclevery quick and efficient

As I said before the ship was very clean . The staff was outstanding except the coffee bar. The bar staff in casino maripaz Jocelyn , Lucian . Maria Elena , were fantastic .. lord knows we tipped them well . The cabins were same as any other older carnival ship . Rooms on 8 th deck were hot because swim lido deck was deck nine . If you are warm blooded .. don’t book the 8 Th deck . We had a blast though!!!

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Carnival Paradise

September 2017 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise

Carnival Magic

September 2016 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Magic

Carnival Sensation

February 2016 - 4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Sensation

Carnival Paradise

February 2016 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise

Carnival Victory

September 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Victory

Good Cruise with some minor issues ,,,,

The cruise as a whole was great. It was a 5 Day from Miami to Jamaica Ocho Rios and Grand CAYMAN>  I was not impressed with Jamaica ( as you can imagine with 17 % unemployment rate ... residents are VERY OVER eager that you purchase their items.  Grand Cayman was a totally different and wonderful experience.  As for the cruise I have positive and negative. POSITIVE : Every member of the crew were fantastic not a bad experience. I wish to give extra KUDOS to the Casino bar tenders .... They went above and beyond albeit the guests that were pretty non appreciative.  In was appalled at the amount of guests that were removing gratuities from their bill. . I thought , based on how hard these people work to serve guests and they are very consistent ., I thought it was so low class to remove the gratuities that were otherwise well deserved.  If you are not going to treat the service industry right .... then DON"T DO IT !!!  These people work hard to make the experience great for you ....  Now the only negative. Carnical changed policy on bringing your purchased booze to your room on the last night of the cruise.  You now have to wake at the crack of dawn  be at a location on the ship ( in this case one of the bars )  and by 6am they will distribute your purchased  bottles of booze.  No One gave direction and told people there were two lines ( one for off ship purchases and the other for on ship purchases ) . Thank Good ness There were two in my party. I spent 1.5 Hours in line to get the Off ship purchases and m roomate spent two hours getting the ON ship ones. That was ridiculous. Now compound that with ... you having to be out of your stateroom by 8:30am.  We were rushed once we returned ... and it ruined any relaxation we had. It was a mad house and nerve racking.  This is my biggest and only complaint.  The cruise itself is worth taking .. the food was good. entertainment needs some work , but  all in all a good cruise.

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Carnival Paradise

September 2013 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise

charlieduz's Tips

Belize City, Belize - Belize was poor . Transportation to my excursion was an old blue bird school bus with no suspension and little air conditioning . The seating was made for children . Extrely uncomfortable and my back still hurts from after an hour and 15 minutes each way
Carnival Miracle Carnival Miracle - Top of the line bar staff . Top of the line dining staff . The chick making coffees was a rude thing as she seemed to care more for friends and crew than to make specialty coffees . I’m gonna say she had a bad day .
Carnival Victory Carnival Victory - RECOMMEND KAT AND YOKKE at the Casino Bar . They were incredible.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Miracle cruise review - Carnival Miraclevery quick and efficient

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Miracle cruise review - Carnival Miraclevery quick and efficient

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Miracle cruise review - Carnival Miraclevery quick and efficient

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Carnival Miracle and gave it 4.3 stars!

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shared a quick tip for Carnival Miracle"Top of the line bar staff . Top of the line dining staff . The chick making coffees was a rude thing as she seemed to care more for friends and crew than to make specialty coffees . I’m gonna say she had a bad day . "

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Victory cruise review - Good Cruise with some minor issues ,,,,

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Victory cruise review - Good Cruise with some minor issues ,,,,