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Hometown: Maryland
Joined: 11/26/2016
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About cucruizin

Married, recent empty-nester (yay!!), and proud grandma. Husband and I have been on 9 cruises. Still working, so I can't cruise as much as I'd like.



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cucruizin's Past Cruises

Carnival Pride

September 2017 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Eastern

The Northern Caribbean...

The itinerary was changed due to IRMA. Instead of the Caribbean we went to Canada. Halifax - nice boardwalk & waterfront at the pier. Lots of shops, eateries and restaurants at the pier and within walking distance. St. John - no shops at the pier. There's a walkable waterfront, mall and shops a few blocks up from the pier.

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Carnival Magic

August 2017 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Eastern

Great Time on the Magic

Had a great time for the Magic for my birthday cruise! Lots of areas to visit on the ship. Lively cruise director and lots of activities for all ages.

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Carnival Glory

May 2017 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

Great time on the Glory - May 6 -13

2nd time on the Glory and we had a great cruise. In all areas of the ship, the staff was very pleasant. The new eateries (Sushi station, BBQ place and the Seafood Shack) were all good. The new WaterWorks and double slides were great additions as well. It was a Premier cruise, lots of people, but the ship never felt crowded. Being an older ship, there were some signs of aging, but overall the ship was well kept and I always saw people cleaning something. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. 

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Carnival Glory

July 2016 - Carnival Glory to Caribbean - Western

Carnival Conquest

April 2016 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Eastern

Carnival Conquest

April 2015 - Carnival Conquest to Caribbean - Southern

Carnival Triumph

June 2008 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

cucruizin's Tips

Baltimore, Maryland - Embarkation port, located near the Baltimore Inner Harbor. If you're arriving a day before sailing, there are many things to do.
Carnival Pride Carnival Pride - This ship is smaller than some of the newer ships, but there are a lot places to hang out . Take some time the first day to walk around check out the different areas...lounges, eating places, and the bars.
Grand Turk Island - There were 2 ships in port that day, so it was a little crowded. We walked down the beach to our usual hangout, jack's Shack. Had a great time there and the jerk chicken was still awesome!
Basseterre, St. Kitts - We did a catamaran and snorkeling excursion. I've only snorkeled from the beach, so this was an awesome experience. Almost had a conniption when I saw my 5 year old granddaughter jump off the side of the boat and I wasn't able to keep up with her after that. LOL.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten - Hubby and I stayed on board. The kids and grands did tour with 2 beach stops. They had a really good time at Frigate Bay beach.
Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - There are a lot of places to explore on the ship. There was a handy pocket-sized card with the deck plans and where things were located. Keep that with you.
Cozumel, Mexico - Hire a driver for the day. Great way to see all parts of the island.
Carnival Glory Carnival Glory - Check out the sushi station on Lido. There use to be a Deli station on both sides the ship. One of them has been turned into a Sushi station (extra charge, but very reasonable).
Carnival Glory Carnival Glory - For breakfast on the Lido buffet, the Deli window operates as an omelet station. They also have french toast, bagels, bacon, and a few more items. Sometimes a line, but a lot shorter than the regular buffet line.

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