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Hometown: Columbia,S.C.
Joined: 08/14/2014
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About dutchndino1

Lived in Freeport, Bahamas from age 12 to age 28 and was in the ocean almost everyday. I need the sea!!


Cruise Lines: Princess Cruises

Destinations: Alaska - Inside Passage


dutchndino1's Past Cruises

Caribbean Princess

December 2016 - Caribbean Princess to Caribbean

Perfect timing

Need more cruises in this time frame as kids miss no school and are home by Christmas. Jr. Chef was the best and I would recommend it for any kid interested in cake decorating but do go up and sign up as soon as you can as space is limited and fills up fast. It was the highlight of my grand daughters cruise. The ship was decorated for Christmas beautifully.

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Regal Princess

August 2016 - Regal Princess to Europe - Northern Europe

Trip of Lifetime

Every port was fantastic with ST.PETERSBerg at the top. We had sunshine in every port which I understand was in itself amazing for that part of the world. Check in and disembarking was better than any cruise I have taken in the past. The crew of Regal Princess was also the best crew and the most friendly I have ever had the pleasure of coming in contact with. I would without a doubt recommend this cruise to all.

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Carnival Magic

June 2016 - Carnival Magic to Caribbean - Western

Never in Summer

Guys Burgers was a 100% better then old supply of burgers used on Carnival. To many kids left to run wild and I mean run, with not even security telling them to stop running. I saw many slip and fall including my granddaughter who was WALKING with me but many floors were wet from dripping bathing suits.

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Coral Princess

May 2016 - Coral Princess to Alaska - Gulf of Alaska

A Bucket List Must

Voyage of the Glaciers is a must for young and old. It is awe inspiring. The only place I have been that compares is the Alps. I hope to go back again and take my family.

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Royal Princess

October 2015 - Royal Princess to Caribbean

Carnival Valor

September 2015 - Carnival Valor to Caribbean - Eastern


Avoid eating at buffet lines. No one monitoring hand sanitizer use as they do on Princess Cruises. Many people just reaching for food with bare hands. Many food containers empty when I reached them, had to ask for them to be refilled. Did not seem to have enough staff to bus tables. Also had 2 sour milks. Food seems to have gone downhill. Better in dining room.

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Carnival Fantasy

August 2014 - Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Bahamas

New Ship Needed

Great value for the money for first time cruiser.  A newer and larger ship  is needed for the port of Charleston. Freeport needs to come off port stops. Nassau is also getting very bad as we were issued a warning about going ashore. A cruise to key west would be better.

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dutchndino1's Tips

Cruise Glacier Bay - make sure you have warm clothes to stand on open top decks and take lots of pictures
Ketchikan, Alaska - buy all your trinkets here as I found it the least expensive of all ports. Also bought a wonderful "Alaska" jacket for $19.95 here.
Coral Princess Coral Princess - no special tips as everything on Princess has always been perfect for me
Carnival Magic Carnival Magic - If going in the summer, get up early for food on lido deck or you will be fighting the crowds
Nassau, Bahamas - were warned by ship personal to be careful on shore alot of crime

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