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Hometown: galveston texas
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coasterking's Past Cruises

Carnival Breeze

November 2016 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Liberty

March 2016 - Carnival Liberty to Caribbean - Western

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 Freedom

January 2016 - Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Western

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 - Carnival Freedom to Caribbean - Western

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 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

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 Triumph

February 2014 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

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 Triumph

June 2013 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

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 Miracle

March 2013 - Carnival Miracle to Panama Canal, Central America

Miracle repositioning cruise thru Panama Canal

Best cruise ever...evryone says Alaska  cruise is the best, this one is the best...ship and crew were outstanding!!!  They hired a helicopter to take this aerial shot and we were on board!!!!  Ports were outstanding...a dream cruise

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coasterking's Tips

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 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

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