irvinhouse

irvinhouse
Second Mate

Hometown: Franklin, TN
Joined: 03/29/2014
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About irvinhouse

Travel planner for the family, mom and volunteer for church and friends.


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Cruise Lines: Windstar Cruises

Ships: Disney Magic

Destinations: Caribbean - Southern

Ports: Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.


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Cruiseline: Windstar Cruises

Ship: Disney Magic

irvinhouse's Past Cruises

Norwegian Jewel

March 2014 - Norwegian Jewel to Caribbean - Western

Great fun for the family!

We enjoyed this cruise to the Western Caribbean as we had not been to these places today. The ports of call were good and varried. We enjoyed some of the excursions via NCL and then found a few others of our own.  The food was good, and then repetitive. I would like to see more changes in the menu in the dining rooms from night to night. We have cruised with NCL before and enjoyed the food much better with variety than we did this trip. The ship is about to go to dry dock we understand for upgrades. Also, the sports deck was great but limited for the use which my guys were not happy about. The entertainment each night was good as it was varried, but since NCL advertises other entertainment, I was a little disapppinted in what the Jewel had to offer. We did like the magician and the comedian, especially the upclose and personal things they did on the last day at sea. This was good for the youth on board. 

 

Our cabin was wonderful, the steward was fantastic and we really were happy with him.  

 

Would recommend this cruise to families of all ages.

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Norwegian Dawn

March 2014 - Norwegian Dawn to Caribbean - Western

"spring break"

Spring Break fun with friends!

Cruise from New Orleans is so easy!

Left port and our guys disappeared until dinner time. The meal that night was the best!

And the guys loved the sports deck. Hubby and I enjoyed the entertainment and our stateroom was very nice and roomy for the 4 of us. Loved having the balcony as well.

Great service, the dinners were a little repetitive though which was the only minus of the food for this cruise. The dining rooms seemed to serve the same thing with only one change per night.We got a little tired of that. 

The ports of call wonderful!!!  Enjoyed each one!

The staff is very kind and helpful, the cruise ship was well maintained.

Loved the secret window to the bridge..little known hidaway.

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Carnival Fascination

May 2013 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Bahamas

"school's out for Summer!"

Wind Surf

February 2013 - Wind Surf to Caribbean

Best Cruise with My Husband ever!

How to describe this cruise..first of all, the ship is so intimate and calming..there were only about 300 people on this cruise. No kids, and we love kids! NO bright lights etc, it was so relaxing to have the sails brought out and the music so exciting and the captain so accessible! The food wonderful, the staff excellent and so friendly and fun to chat with! Also the state room was nice and well maintained! The ports of call were the very best!

If you love to cruise, try this cruiseline out...Sailing yachts!  We were so impressed our friends went the next year!

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Wind Surf

February 2013 - Wind Surf to Caribbean - Southern

"Best cruise ever!"

Disney Magic

April 2010 - Disney Magic to Caribbean - Western

Disney- both sides of the cruise coin!

My guys loved being able to come and go as they pleased on this cruise! They were well cared for and loved the kids

activities!

The food...well we cruise and we were expecting big and grand...the dining rooms were the best part of the meal.

The food...was not up to what we had thought it might be, the service was lacking for Disney.. we have done both parks and all parks Disney has in the US so we understand Disney, this was a disappointment.

 

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Disney Magic

April 2010 - Disney Magic to Caribbean - Bahamas

"family trip over spring break"

Carnival Fascination

June 2008 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Western

"restful"

Majesty of the Seas

October 2004 - Majesty of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Anniversary and kids first cruise

We had not taken our kids (elementary age) on a cruise before til this one and it as a good first cruise for them.

Great destinations and the kids club was terrific. My husband and I had plenty of time to hang out just us two and the food was great.

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Majesty of the Seas

October 2004 - Majesty of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

"10th anniversary"

Norwegian Star

October 1994 - Norwegian Star to Caribbean - Southern

"Honeymoon!"

irvinhouse's Tips

Disney Magic Disney Magic - The private island is the best we have been too for a Cruise line and the food there was wonderful even if they did run out of a few things. Good variety of thiings to do for all. Over priced I think for a Mouse
Nassau, Bahamas - Ist time there and it was amusing, we loved the straw market
Majesty of the Seas Majesty of the Seas - Short enough for a kids first cruise and long enough for them as well. The ship was well taken care of, the cabin a little smaller than others we had been in. We plan to do RCL again.
Wind Surf Wind Surf - Small and relaxing...goes to islands we had never heard of before and not the normal tourist full of cruise folks places...most of the time we were the only ones around!
Cozumel, Mexico - Been here before, did the Dolphin excursion with friends and it was well done
Norwegian Jewel Norwegian Jewel - Could have had more for older teens as they seemed to be a little left out at times and the 3 on 3 basketball never happened which is what they loved. They did love watching the staff play soccer at night.

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received a helpful vote on their Wind Surf cruise review - Best Cruise with My Husband ever!

received a helpful vote on their Disney Magic cruise review - Disney- both sides of the cruise coin!

shared a quick tip for Disney Magic"The private island is the best we have been too for a Cruise line and the food there was wonderful even if they did run out of a few things. Good variety of thiings to do for all. Over priced I think for a Mouse"

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Disney Magic and gave it 3 stars!

added Apr 3, 2010 cruise on Disney Magic to their profile.

shared a quick tip for Majesty of the Seas"Short enough for a kids first cruise and long enough for them as well. The ship was well taken care of, the cabin a little smaller than others we had been in. We plan to do RCL again."

added Oct 18, 2004 cruise on Majesty of the Seas to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Bahamas cruise on Majesty of the Seas and gave it 4 stars!

shared a quick tip for Wind Surf"Small and relaxing...goes to islands we had never heard of before and not the normal tourist full of cruise folks places...most of the time we were the only ones around!"

reviewed their Caribbean cruise on Wind Surf and gave it 5 stars!