coasterking

coasterking

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Clute Texas (34 miles from Galveston via Bluewater highway)
Joined 01/2014

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Carnival Valor

April 2019 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor

Carnival Vista

January 2019 - 6 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Vista

Beautiful high tech ship

We took this cruise just for the ship. It is a 2 year old ship and it came to Galveston and we decided to "ride" it. Been to the ports many times, so we enjoyed what the ship offered. A great cruise , lots of entertainment on it

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Carnival Freedom

October 2018 - 14 Night Panama Canal Carnival Journeys (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

Carnival panama canal cruise (new locks)

No more 14 day cruise for us...like younger people around us. Gets boring on sea days

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Carnival Valor

January 2018 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor

Great cruise on this ship

Youngest grand daughters first cruise, 3rd for grand daughter number 2. They love cruising, and we love taking them, something to do for all

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Carnival Legend

August 2017 - 7 Night Alaska Tracy Arm Fjord (Seattle Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Legend

47th wedding anniversary cruise to Alaska

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 41st anniversary(was here 7 years ago). We enjoyed it just as we did 7 years ago. No disappointments as Carnival treated us great and surprised us with champaigne and a beautiful dessert for our anniversary dinner at the steakhouse

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Carnival Freedom

January 2016 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

Love the Freedom

Different ship coming out of Galveston.  New shows and I liked the electronic backdrops,as they have Playlist productions doing the shows.  Crew seems nicer than the previous ships we rode

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Carnival Freedom

November 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

Grand daughter's first cruise

This was my 8 year old grand daughter's first time on a cruise ship.  She was impressed with the size and beauty of the Freedom.  We took her on a shore excursion in Progresso and Cozumel(they have excursions child appropriate).  She loved the cabin(she had a bunk bed and loved it).  We had a server named Marjia from Croatia and she spoiled my grand daughter on the service she gave her on the evening meal.  My grand daughter still talks about Marija.  We did not go to camp ocean as my grand daughter loved the pool and loved playing in the cabin.  She loved the shows in the main showroom.  It was an excellent cruise for her.

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Carnival Triumph

March 2015 - 12 Night Journey Of Discovery (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Triumph

Love Panama, Colombia

We went thru the Panama Canal on the Miracle and this cruise(on Triumph) we got to stand on the canal and actually watch a ship go thru.  Toured a banana plantation and did a rain forest tour and actually got to pet a sloth.  We did this cruise again as we live in Galveston and did not have to fly to New York to get to the canal.  2 stops in Colombia was a great bonus  Only negative thing was is this was dubbed a retirement home cruise as there were mostly senior citizens on board.  Things on the ship were not happening party wise.  They had a new cruise director on Triumph (we been on Triumph 3 times before and loved the cruise director at that time)and he was a dud.  Phony as a 3 dollar bill...full of IT.  Crew was outstanding otherwise.  The captain of the Triumph is a really cool dude!!!

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Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze

Sail Date: November 06, 2016

A Breezy great cruise

First time on Breeze.  We are patient as we waited for Breeze to come to Galveston.  A beautiful ship.  We took grand daughter and she loved the ship.  She loved the tender service.  Food and staff were great.  We had an outstanding cabin steward Desi

 

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Sail Date: October 25, 2014

Fun on Triumph

We always go to the same 2 ports, Cozumel and Progresso.  Always find something to do there.  If there are motorcycle excursions to do we do it.  Carnival used to book them, but they do not do them anymore, at least the cruises we have been on, so we book them in port. Triumph is home ported in Galveston, so we cruise on it a lot

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Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest

Sail Date: August 15, 2010

My first cruise

Awesome.  First time on a cruise ship..been in Navy and I swore I would never sail again....WRONG!!!  From floating on a destroyer to a palace it is no wonder a person can get hooked on cruising

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Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

Sail Date: January 25, 2016

Love the Freedom

Different ship coming out of Galveston.  New shows and I liked the electronic backdrops,as they have Playlist productions doing the shows.  Crew seems nicer than the previous ships we rode

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Sail Date: February 01, 2014

second trip on Triumph not as good as expected

We decided to go on Triumph a second time to see how it was after "poop cruise" overhaul.  All they did was clean it up and put in more money making revenue(bars).  Our room (interior shows worn areas(ship was built in 1999), some light "egg crate" decors were held in place by DUCT TAPE!!!!

The ends of the reading lites constantly fell off, and the promenade the couches show extreme wear, the plastic was cracking bad.  Our commode had to press the button to flush twice and the seat was loose.  They replaced the whole crew except the cruise director.  The cruise director's staff were rude(been on 5 different ships I know)  The menu boards were worn, they could copy new ones, wait staff were not overly friendly.  I realize all these people were new put on a ship with bad history, but this was not one of our best cruises.  Carnival needs to go to a different port besides Progresso.  That port is boring

On the plus side they got a new captain and he is a good one. He mingles with the guests and doesn't drag tail getting back to port.  He got the ship back to Galveston an hour early and broke the de embarkation record of how fast the ship unloads

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Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

Sail Date: March 25, 2017

Valor is a good experience

Loved the 2 great shows and the punchliner comedy club.  Dancers and costumes were outstanding!!  The 2 shows played songs in my generation.  Food service was great!!  On Lido deck they brought your drinks to you from the beverage area..Alcohol beverages were nice and stout.

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Sail Date: June 03, 2013

great cruise for good price

We have been on Conquest, Spirit, Magic,Miracle and Triumph.  We live near Galveston and to have access to 2 Carnival ships is great.  Triumph is a "party" ship as it goes out for 5 days.  Entertainment wise the Triumph is great.  Waitstaff we had were fun to be around and with.  We are going out on the Triumph again next month.  Really recommend the other Carnival ships also.  The best trip with Carnival is on the Miracle thru the Panama Canal..we did that one March of last year..  Our opinion

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Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

Sail Date: May 15, 2017

Solo cruise again

Was alone, did all shows and took an excursion on each port.  Deck 2 is a perfect deck as  you can go from one end of ship to other un crowded.  Punchline comedy club had EXCELLENT comedians on board

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Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty

Sail Date: March 26, 2016

Interesting cruise

The liberty had bow thruster issues, so Carnival had to adjust the cruise as they had to rely on tug boat service.  Needless to say they were very fair in adjusting the rates, etc.  We did not mind as we just like to "ride" as many different carnival cruise ships as possible.  I am ex navy and I thought it was fun watching the tug boats work.  Same great fun and service!!!

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Sail Date: September 01, 2012

Triumph

We just like to cruise and Triumph is out of Galveston which makes it easy as we live there.  It is a Conquest class ship and it is a good size, not too small and not too big

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Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Sail Date: March 02, 2015

Love Panama, Colombia

We went thru the Panama Canal on the Miracle and this cruise(on Triumph) we got to stand on the canal and actually watch a ship go thru.  Toured a banana plantation and did a rain forest tour and actually got to pet a sloth.  We did this cruise again as we live in Galveston and did not have to fly to New York to get to the canal.  2 stops in Colombia was a great bonus  Only negative thing was is this was dubbed a retirement home cruise as there were mostly senior citizens on board.  Things on the ship were not happening party wise.  They had a new cruise director on Triumph (we been on Triumph 3 times before and loved the cruise director at that time)and he was a dud.  Phony as a 3 dollar bill...full of IT.  Crew was outstanding otherwise.  The captain of the Triumph is a really cool dude!!!

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Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

Sail Date: November 07, 2015

Grand daughter's first cruise

This was my 8 year old grand daughter's first time on a cruise ship.  She was impressed with the size and beauty of the Freedom.  We took her on a shore excursion in Progresso and Cozumel(they have excursions child appropriate).  She loved the cabin(she had a bunk bed and loved it).  We had a server named Marjia from Croatia and she spoiled my grand daughter on the service she gave her on the evening meal.  My grand daughter still talks about Marija.  We did not go to camp ocean as my grand daughter loved the pool and loved playing in the cabin.  She loved the shows in the main showroom.  It was an excellent cruise for her.

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Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend

Sail Date: August 08, 2017

47th wedding anniversary cruise to Alaska

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 41st anniversary(was here 7 years ago). We enjoyed it just as we did 7 years ago. No disappointments as Carnival treated us great and surprised us with champaigne and a beautiful dessert for our anniversary dinner at the steakhouse

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Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

Sail Date: January 13, 2019

Beautiful high tech ship

We took this cruise just for the ship. It is a 2 year old ship and it came to Galveston and we decided to "ride" it. Been to the ports many times, so we enjoyed what the ship offered. A great cruise , lots of entertainment on it

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Cruise Tips

Carnival Vista

Carnival Vista

It is big and high tech. Everything can be done by cell phone. Sky ride was great, only 2 Carnival ships have it so far

Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

Don't go on a 14 day cruise as all there is "old people", lots of walkers and scooters bumping into you, elevators are plugged, no place to sit as the promonade looks like a sleeping deck, depressing.

Carnival Breeze

Carnival Breeze

The Breeze is a BIG BEAUTIFUL ship. Lots to do and see. The entertainment was great. My favorite was a violin trio that played in the main area. Saw all their shows. We were on Breeze once. If you like the big ships, Breeze is for you. We favor the Conquest ships tho. Smaller.

Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

Great ship, they got their act together on everything. Been on it 3 times, best trip so far

Seattle, Washington

Been here 7 years ago, so we did what we did not do last time we were here. No excursions

Carnival Legend

Carnival Legend

Expect great service and lots of great food and fun

Carnival Magic

Carnival Magic

A big ship enjoy it

Galveston, Texas

We live 34 miles from here, so cruising out of Galveston is a breeze(a Carnival Breeze that is)

Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

If you are into history, this ship is themed well. Loved the lightning all round

Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

Ship was a great adventure for my granddaughter's first cruise.

Carnival Freedom

Carnival Freedom

This is a good ship, being it is in Galveston trading places with I think Triumph, it is like a new adventure checking it out.

Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

We live in Galveston and this ship is great for a short notice cruise

Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

Don't play trivia pursuit as if you show the staff they had a wrong answer, they say they aren't going to change answer no matter what you show & tell them...set in their ways Need some way to control teen agers...4 a m they were yelling and talking in the halls...sitting on stairs, pushing all elevator buttons...security only hangs on lido deck not roaming

Carnival Miracle

Carnival Miracle

Clean, crew were friendly, lots to do, captain had a message every day at noon to keep us up to date

Carnival Triumph

Carnival Triumph

love those hamburgers!!!

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