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Hometown: New Port Richey, FL
Joined: 03/20/2015
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About kfrosh64

married, two grown kids, one stepdaughter, eight grands, three cats, licensed Master USCG captain (Yupper!), cruising since 1989 (too old to find records!). Love outdoors, water, etc, wish I could do the things I used to physically!!!! Cruising while we can do things



kfrosh64's Past Cruises

Viking Mani

June 2016 - Viking Mani to River Cruises - Europe

Rhine of water

Cruise ship and staff were accommodating.  The docking and ports were less than expected and generally out of the way, having to be bused around was not what we had expected at all.  Little time to explore on one's own in most stops.  due to high water, the ship had to make considerations and they did an excellent job assuring passenger and ship safety.

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Carnival Breeze

January 2016 - Carnival Breeze to Caribbean - Eastern

another Carnival experience, just our perspective

Ship is very clean and staff are hospitable.  Would be nice if the steward's carts weren't parked next to our entry every day.  Staff needs to implement a much better program and organization for muster drills and disembarkation.  Getting off the ship was truly an experience we'd rather not repeat.  Good is decent, the Italian restaurant is worth every stop!  Portions are large!   Smoking areas are numerous for those who indulge (we don't).  Entertainment was OK.  Very very disappointed that no onboard ship stores were open except candy store.  

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Royal Princess

October 2015 - Royal Princess to Caribbean - Southern

October aboard Royal Princess

The ship is marvelous and the staff seems very satisfied and happy.  Food isk great regardless of the dining area.  Ports of call, including Grendad, Bonaire and Aruba were good.  Recommend checking out other shore excursions.  do NOT do one in Bonaire to  a marine reserve (all beaches are national marine reserve) that promotes a snorkeling adventure.  It should be removed from their shore options.  If you like snuggly towels, don't expect them aboard this ship.  Entertainment is exceptionally good.  Would book again but not marina deck due to noise above.  Ship is very clean and well maintained.  Great art gallery this time.

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Carnival Victory

March 2015 - Carnival Victory to Caribbean - Western

another Carnival cruise

As expected, clean, accomodation with balcony cabin (why book without a balcony?).  Staff was very good, food commendable for the price.  Believe however that photo stuff is getting ridiculous, will try to avoid in the future.  This is my 28th cruise.

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kfrosh64's Tips

Trujillo, Honduras - Take a local tour with HAL..get a close up look at a developing area, too bad it will someday be spoiled by the normal cruiseline mentality of huge jewelry stores, etc. Hopefully not and the goods for sale will continue to be made right in Honduras or neighboring countries instead of China..saw none of that..YET.
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - Skip the usual cruise line stores, seek out locals but caution about stuff made in China and Phillipines. Watch for local labels. Skip the segway tour, it's a total waste of money
Key West, Florida - Rent a small golf cart that is street legal. Gets you around with ease. Would love more time in port but docking restrictions don't allow.
Carnival Breeze Carnival Breeze - Don't select a cabin portside deck 6 unless you like the smell of smokers.
Royal Princess Royal Princess - If you do anytime dining, don't let them tell you to wait, check out the portside entry instead. Also they need stairs in the central elevator area as there are none, leading to amass of lines and congestion periodically in the midship elevators. on Marina deck we had noise from above
Carnival Victory Carnival Victory - Stateroom is high and forward, decent for time of year with lots of travelers, kids and college break! It's good to have such diversity and entertainment was excellent.

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received a helpful vote on their Viking Mani cruise review - Rhine of water

added Jun 10, 2016 cruise on Viking Mani to their profile.

reviewed their River Cruises - Europe cruise on Viking Mani and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Breeze cruise review - another Carnival experience, just our perspective

received a helpful vote on their Veendam cruise review - Central America visited

received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - October aboard Royal Princess

shared a quick tip for Carnival Breeze"Don't select a cabin portside deck 6 unless you like the smell of smokers."

received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - October aboard Royal Princess

received a helpful vote on their Royal Princess cruise review - October aboard Royal Princess

commented on a Royal Princess cruise review. - "Ship's captain was amazing, can concur with his position.  Glad to see so little smoking but really folks, smokers still exist.  Don't go to Europe..." read more