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Hometown: Clute Texas (34 miles from Galveston via Bluewater highway)
Joined: 01/21/2014
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Carnival Valor

May 2017 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Western

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 Valor

March 2017 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Western

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 Breeze

November 2016 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Western

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 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

October 2014 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

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 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 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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Carnival Triumph

September 2012 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western


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 Magic

November 2011 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

Magics first cruise out of Galveston

Magic is a beautiful ship and we were on the first cruise out of Galveston  Got to stay an extra night in Progresso due to steering problems...great cruise on a beautiful ship

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Carnival Spirit

August 2011 - Carnival Spirit to Alaska - Inside Passage

What a way to spend a birthday

Alaska is beautiful and cold.  We rented a Harley and swy Alaska that way.  We took a whale watching excursion and the glacier tour.  My second cruise and my birthday and it was worth it

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Carnival Conquest

August 2010 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Western

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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coasterking's Tips

Cozumel, Mexico - Always love cozumel. Went on a horse drawn carriage tour
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 Valor Carnival Valor - If you are into history, this ship is themed well. Loved the lightning all round
Galveston, Texas - We live 34 miles from here, so cruising out of Galveston is a breeze(a Carnival Breeze that is)
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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