likecruising

likecruising
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Joined: 02/20/2013
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Carnival Fantasy

April 2014 - Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Eastern

OK for the price.

Cruise was OK for what we paid and the convenience of leaving from Charleston.  We live near Greenville.  My negative comments were these:  Embarkation took over 2 hours.  Carnival has a 40-minute limit on reserving lounge chairs.  This was NEVER enforced even when identified.  Food in the dining room was excellent, but the service on the port side was extremely slow. (Over 2 hours some nights.)  Several other guests commented about this.  Seaday brunch is outstanding!  Drink prices have significantly increased since we last took this cruise in 2012.  Same drinks, more money. Crew, as usual, was very accommodating.  Fantasy is a nice ship but, maybe, it's time to think about retirement. 

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Norwegian Sun

February 2013 - Norwegian Sun to Caribbean - Southern

Good Cruise -- good value.

Overall, the cruise was a good one, but as I guess as to be expected, it had its flaws. For example, signs are posted in the pool area to the effect that if you leave your lounge vacant for over 30 minutes, you lose it. On every occasion when we used the pool area, people were taking two lounges apiece -- one in the sun and one in the shade. This, of course, left many without lounges. Some lounges were unoccupied for 3+ hours, but NOTHING was ever done about it. If NCL imposes a rule, then it should also ENFORCE it. The availability of wheelchairs at disembarkation was VERY, VERY LIMITED. Some individuals were waiting well over an hour to get a chair. We are latitude members. There was no welcome letter in our stateroom. We missed out on the special activities for latitude members. When I brought this to NCL's attention, they corrected the problem on our key card but took an "oh well" attitude toward the problem. The cruise ports were good, and the embarkation process was one of the best I have ever experienced. The food was good -- plentiful and good variety -- both in the dining room and the buffet. We really enjoyed the Freestyle concept.

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likecruising's Tips

Norwegian Sun Norwegian Sun - Go to the Observation Lounge for Happy Hour. Good deal. NCL is the only cruise line of which I'm aware that offers a Happy Hour like this.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

received a helpful vote on their Norwegian Sun cruise review - Good Cruise -- good value.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fantasy cruise review - OK for the price.

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reviewed their Caribbean - Eastern cruise on Carnival Fantasy and gave it 3 stars!