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Joined: 09/10/2015
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gulfwatcher318's Past Cruises

Brilliance of the Seas

March 2018 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

Rhapsody of the Seas

December 2017 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas

Celebrity Reflection

November 2017 - 10 Night Ultimate Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Reflection

Celebrity Equinox

September 2017 - 10 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Equinox

Oasis of the Seas

June 2017 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Oasis of the Seas

Celebrity Summit

March 2017 - 4 Night Key West & Nassau (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Summit

Majesty of the Seas

September 2016 - 4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Majesty of the Seas

Majesty 4-night Nassau Cruise

If you are looking for a short cruise from a port that is easy to get to and is not overly crowded the Port Canaveral location is very nice. We parked using the Raddison parking which we reserved and paid for on line. The shuttle to and from was very good. The arrival procedure could be improved by the port. We spent 10-minutes in the bus waiting to off load. Once on the ship the rooms were ready and the ship had lunch ready. We were in a Royal Family Suite which is two bedroom/bath. I am glad our other family members cancelled. The suite was nice but would have been uncomfortable for (4) adult persons. It was a narrow rectangle shape and with anyone sitting at the desk chair no one could get by to go to the other bedroom and bath The stall showers were small but adequate but much better than a high rail tub The raised toilets were fantastic and easier to rise from. The temperature control for the room was very poor. A maintenance man finally got it repaired on the third day and we put away our blankets that we sat around wrapped in. The balcony was very nice but the view from the 10th deck is life boats below. Straight out we had a good view but the view straight down was poor. We have never noticed that in the past so it must be the design of an older ship. One of us was sick with a very painful leg strain so we did not take tours this time since we had seen Nassau on other cruises. The Bingo on board was well run but rather strangely played. We all arrived to play Bingo and they only played one game at each session except for the last day. When compared to other Bingo games on other ships I would rate this game as a 5 out of 10. The internet was quite fast most of the time but the TV cable is a disgrace. More than half the channels are RCL company channels or non-english speaking channels with only one news channel. The VOOM network is the best internet I have used on a ship but it was a little to slow to run my sling box player from my home network. The dining was excellent in the dining room. Outstanding service and the Windjammer buffet was very good. We only tried the Mexican Speciality Restaurant and we will not go there again on that ship. The food was good but way over priced at $18/person. We thought we ordered the house margarita but it turned out to be $15 margaritas. Probably the most expensive Mexican meal I have ever had. The on board shows and musicals were similar to what we had seen on the Freedom of the Seas a few weeks earlier so we did not attend those shows. After we once got off the bus at the ship the check-in procedure on the ship as well as the departure procedure on the ship were excellent. If you rent a suite the afternoon happy hour and the special suite breakfast were excellent and well served by the staff.

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Island Princess

December 2015 - 15 Night Panama Canal - Ocean To Ocean (Los Angeles To Ft. Lauderdale) Cruise on Island Princess

Allure of the Seas

November 2015 - 2 Night Caribbean Escape (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Allure of the Seas

About 36 hours Long

The cruise was on a beautiful ship which we had very little time to enjoy since most of the time on the ship was in the middle of the night. We sailed for Nassau at 8PM on Friday evening Nov 6 but we could not board until 3PM on Nov 6. We returned to Fort Lauderdale at 6AM on Nov 8 and we were off the ship by 9AM. Since we have not cruised often we feel this was a poorly designed cruise. The ship was beautiful, the food and service excellent. The room was outstanding and we enjoyed our cab ride and visit to the resorts in Nassau. We will not do a cruise like this one again. 

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Freedom of the Seas

September 2015 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Freedom of the Seas

Grandeur of the Seas

June 2015 - 7 Night Bermuda (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Grandeur of the Seas

gulfwatcher318's Tips

Majesty of the Seas Majesty of the Seas - I do not have one tip I can give. I would say the ship has many items packed into the daily schedule to suit all. The pool is beautiful and a lot of activities are planned around the pool. The casino is adequate and fun depending on your luck but it is also very smokey.
Majesty of the Seas Majesty of the Seas - There are a lot of things to do on the ship so learn early where the elevators will take you. The forward bank of elevators and aft bank of elevators have different floor locations. The center glass back elevators are small and only go to a few floors.
Allure of the Seas Allure of the Seas - If you stay in a Suite the Concierge and restaurant for the suite guests is on deck 17. As is the case on many cruise ships the elevators are slow and very crowded.

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