crustybucket

crustybucket
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Hometown: Tampa Bay area
Joined: 10/17/2011
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About crustybucket

Cruised yearly since 2008, usually Carnival companies. Traveled around the world prior with work, and U.S. Navy. Cannot stand comments like "you must be PC". (nope). And yes, there ARE stupid questions ("Why isn't there a window in my Inside room. I'm going to complain and get a refund!!")



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Coral Princess

May 2011 - Coral Princess to Alaska

"did 13 day cruise tour. Alaska is AWESOME!!"

p If you#39;ve never done an...

p If you#39;ve never done an Alaskan cruise, this is a MUST for your bucket list!! We did the South to North trip, and I would suggest you try for a starboard room (southbound, go for a portside room). We missed the salmon run by less than a week, but all in all it was a great trip. Coral Princess is well suited for the Passage, and when in Glacier Bay you get up close and personal with some of them!. One thing... when the Forest Service guide is on board doing the talk, you will want to be out on deck. You cannot hear them while in your cabin/balcony.Food was quite good. We were at a table of 8, and had a blast! I wish we spent more time in Ketchikan, it#39;s a bit tight especially if you do any excursions, and if your docking is on the north part of town. The fish hatchery in Juneau is not very interesting, (unless the salmon are running, then it gets better) Otherwise, you get a talk of what they are doing, then visit the gift shop. That#39;s it. The Mendenhall Glacier, however, is really awesome! When we went we were innundated with Japanese tourists, and it kind of took away from the visit (the Ugly American had been replaced by the Ugly Japanese) Debarking in Whittier is interesting. There is only one road into the town, and it is a long tunnel shared by the Alaska Rairroad and auto traffic. It is also only one way. Traffic control is paramount, so if you miss the time window, you will wait for another hour. We took the train to Talkeetna, (with a short stop in Anchorage to pick up a couple of late risers...they missed the train....kudos to Princess!) then stayed at Princess properties, 2 nights each in McKinley, Denali, and Riverside Fairbanks Lodges. Of the 3, Riverside was by far the most disappointing. (very poor customer service) Suggestion....fly into Seattle, then take the limo. You will save many dollars, and you turn over your luggage to Princess at the Seattle airport...no worries trying to collect, tip porters, etc.

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Carnival Sensation

December 2010 - Carnival Sensation to Caribbean - Bahamas

"Nassau and Freeport, missed freeport due to very nasty weather"

Emerald Princess

January 2010 - Emerald Princess to Caribbean - Eastern

"Loved Princess."

Carnival Inspiration

November 2009 - Carnival Inspiration to Mexico

"4 day to Cozumel.. Loved it!"

Carnival Legend

November 2008 - Carnival Legend to Caribbean - Western

"First Carnival cruise"

crustybucket's Tips

Coral Princess Coral Princess - Definitely go with the layered look. On deck can get quite cool and breezy!

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