le105314

le105314
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Hometown: Cocoa Beach
Joined: 12/03/2015
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Carnival Liberty

March 2017 - Carnival Liberty to Caribbean - Bahamas

Nassau 3 day cruise

The 3 day cruises are a perfect short getaway.  We found the ship clean and the crew most helpful and able to provide assistance for the guests.  As with most short cruises you try to cram a weeks worth of activities into 3 days.  The comedy clubs on Carnival are great on days two and three there were several shows both PG rated and R rated.  One thing I did notice was there were plenty of deck chairs available if u wanted to sit out in the sun and the ship was full this is a rare event in cruising.

My main complaint is the ship left Nassau at about 6 pm on board time was 530pm.  I felt that they should have  stayed in Nassau until at least mid night and still have plenty of time to get back to Port Canaveral.  In fact for many years they stayed until 3 or 4 am so guests could enjoy some Nassau night life.  

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Carnival Sensation

December 2016 - Carnival Sensation to Caribbean - Western

there are changes

The food was ok i usually expect more on a holiday cruise.  There were changes in the main dinning room which as a long time cruiser will have to get used to. First they do not do table cloths any more except on the New Years eve dinner.  I liked the more formal atmostphere of a formal dinning experience.  Also forget the dress code there apparently is none that is enforced.

The service was exceptional in all area of the ship.  

The Sensation is going into dry dock in Feb and it really needs a make over.

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Celebrity Equinox

October 2016 - Celebrity Equinox to Transatlantic

13 night 3 continent

The cruise was very good--I found the service in the dining rooms and room stewards to be exceptional.  The educational lectures which were given were very well prepared and professionally presented.  I felt that the other entertainment was about average for a cruise ship,  I expected more.  

We took advantage of a dining package which allowed us to have dinner at the Tuscany Grill, Moranno's and Silk Harvest.  In all 3 the service was excellent  We however felt that the food in the Silk Harvest did not meet our expectations--that said it might be because it was a different oriental food than we normally get at home.  

Our status as Elite on Celebrity gave us some outstanding extras that are needed on a long cruise of this type.  I would however recommend that u purchase an unlimited internet package (do it in advance as there  is a discount ) as the 90 minutes is hardly enought for 13 days and u will end up buying more while on board.

We prebooked our tours at the port stops and they did meet our expectations.  You could if familiar with the port stops you could book your own tours as there were plenty of cabs around at all the stops and will take u to the same sites and then some.

At two of the stops the ship docked far from the town and required shuttle service to get to the town and Celebrity charged for this service--it should have been included. If u booked a tour on the ship they picked u up at the dock.

I would say that u have to be prepared for the crossing days as they can be long and boring and there are only so many trivial contests i can go to.  

One additional comment there were so many Elite and above passengers that the evening cocktail hours were not in the Michaels Club but u were given drink tickets to use at selected bars..Not a bad concept but they should have put it on your key card and would have saved me effort for constantly looking for the tickets in my cabin. 

 

 

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le105314's Tips

Miami, Florida - check out off port parking it is usually half the price.
Cozumel, Mexico - having been to Cozumel many times on extended vacations we just went into town and shopped. Try a local restrauant for lunch we did La Choza. Most all take credit cards for meals but only cash for tips
Carnival Sensation Carnival Sensation - be prepared for longer than usual waiting time when u choose MY Time Dinning
Barcelona, Spain - go a few days earlier to see the sites. Also purchase tickets in advance to the major tourist sites.
Nassau, Bahamas - Instead of Bay street try visiting the cigar factory at the Greycliff Hotel about 2 blocks off Bay Street---there also is a small rum distillery near by. We also do lunch at Potter Cay (under the bridge to Paradise Island) nothing fancy but good. You can also do lunch at Arawak Cay.

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