dragonliby

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Vision of the Seas

November 2017 - Vision of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

The Vision is a Great Ship

Galveston to Cozumel is not an exciting trip, but it's an enjoyable one. My friends and I go every year. So far, the Vision has been my favorite ship to do this on.

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Liberty of the Seas

December 2016 - Liberty of the Seas to Caribbean - Western

Wonderful Itinerary

I love this itinerary.  Cozumel is always fun, Grand Cayman is shopping paradise and Jamaica is a gem.  The Liberty of the Seas was a nice ship, but I've decided I prefer a smaller, more intimate ship.  I prefer fewer cruisers and I don't need things like an ice skating rink and the Flowrider.  One thing I really liked about the ship was the promenade - it was nice having all the stores and services in one place.  The ship was very easy to find my way around.  

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Carnival Triumph

February 2014 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

Great trip to do with friends

 

We (two girlfriends and I) did the five nights tour from Galveston to Progreso and Cozumel in February 2014. It was a great trip. This is our second trip with Carnival; we went last January on the four night to Cozumel. This year, we had cabin # 7424  , an aft facing balcony cabin. It was a very nice room with plenty of room for the two twin beds and a rollaway bed for the third occupant. The balcony is very spacious - three chairs, a small table and a lounge chair all fit. My only complaint was that we kept finding lit cigarette butts on our balcony. I guess a lot of smokers get the balcony cabins so they can smoke on them, and just aren't careful about disposing of them properly. Maybe the cruise line should address this issue. Also, the occupants of the cabins on either side of us would shout and/or have loud conversations with each other across our balcony.  Other than these inconsiderate guests, our cabin was very quiet. We were able to sleep at night and even nap during the day, if we wanted to. We could hear the toilet in the room next to is flushing, but other than that, very quiet. 

 

The food isn't bad, but it isn't great, either. But there sure is a lot of it! Guy's Burgers was quite good. And the lobster in the main dining room was delicious. Wish they served that every night. One thing that Carnival just isn't good at is desserts. The chocolate melting cake is absolutely fantastic, while every other dessert I've tried, in the Paris dining room and at the buffet, is awful. They're not sweet, they're not decadent, they're just not good. 

 

Two of us went to the gym a couple times and used the treadmills. Carnival advertises the gym as having floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean - it's right at the very front of the boat. True, there is a wall of windows, but the treadmills have tv screens attached which completely, totally block every inch of the view. Oh well, guess we will just jog on the outside jogging track instead. 

 

Service was great, in both the cabin and dining areas. No complaints. 

 

Progreso isn't much to see. Cozumel is crowded - there were six cruise ships docked when we were there. But the weather was gorgeous, the beach was beautiful and there are lots of excursion packages available. We didn't do an excursion this time, but last year we did the Dolphin Experience. That was amazing! 

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Carnival Triumph

January 2013 - Carnival Triumph to Caribbean - Western

A good time was had by all....

Two of my friends and I went on a Girls' cruise, just to get away (and to celebrate the 40th birthday of one of us). Of the three of us, I was the only one who had cruised before, so we weren't sure we'd all like it. But we did! We reserved an inexpensive room (8408), an interior room with no window. Again, we didn't know if we would like it, but we did! Our hall was completely quiet, day and night. Without the window, we could nap in the dark during the day so we could party all night. The food was good, not great, but quite good. We all loved the chocolate melting cake. The lobster offered one night was delicious. The hot dogs at the grill were outstanding. (I know, hotdogs? Really!) We enjoyed ourselves so much we have already booked our next cruise for February, 2014 on the same boat.

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dragonliby's Tips

Cozumel, Mexico - We always go to Mr. Sancho's in Cozumel and do their all inclusive package - food and drinks. It's nice.
Vision of the Seas Vision of the Seas - If you love a small ship and don't need things like an ice skating rink, you'll love this one.
Carnival Triumph Carnival Triumph - Get an aft facing balcony! They're the best! And pay for Faster to the Fun. Totally worth it!

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