lindalong213
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Carnival Sunshine

December 2014 - Carnival Sunshine to Caribbean - Eastern

Christmas on the Sunshine

Overall the cruise was very nice.  Our room steward was very efficient & for the most part the food was good, except we were disappointed  with our  dinner on Christmas Day.  My girlfriend & I ordered ham & was served 3 small chunks of ham & a hard square of something, which was suppose to be bread pudding. Along with that, we were served mixed vegetables which consisted of 3 green beans, 2 waxed beans & 2 kidney beans!  Our husband's both ordered the turkey dinner & neither of them cared for the turkey, but said the sweet potatoes were good.

We took the water taxi in St. Maarten to a shopping area, walked around in St. Thomas & in San Juan we took the free trolley to the fort. There was a $5 entrance fee to go inside, but we really enjoyed exploring & the view looking out over the water was beautiful!  We didn't get off the ship in Grand Turk. 

Guy's burgers were great & we liked spending time at the Havana Bar area in the mornings where you could get omelet's or eggs fixed to your liking plus you then could get sausage, bacon, potatoes, etc. without having to get in another line somewhere else!  They did serve biscuits & gravy, but although the taste of the gravy was good, it was water thin & it was better over toast, the biscuits were very hard!

A big negative was SOME of the kids on board! One night (early morning) we were woke up at 3:30 am because of kids running up & down the hallway & stairs, what were they doing out at that time?  These were not older teenagers either!!!!  Another instance was when my husband was in an elevator with a couple boys, he guessed 11-13 years old, who were pushing & shoving each other & when they fell into him, he had enough & told them to knock it off...of course they just laughed at him, they showed no respect, not even a "sorry"!

On the other hand we met some kids who were very pleasant & polite!!   

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Carnival Paradise

October 2014 - Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

Loved the Paradise

The Paradise is an older ship, but I feel she's been kept maintained pretty well.  She doesn't have all the bell's & whistle's the newer ships have, but she was comfortable and easy to navigate.  The food was good both in the MDR & at the Lido buffet.  The show's were also very good!

 

We don't really care for cruises less than 7 days, but my sister-in-law & her husband had never cruised before, so we booked a 5 night so they could see if they liked cruising or not.....yep, they loved it & I'm sure they will book another one!!!!!

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Zuiderdam

March 2014 - Zuiderdam to Caribbean

OK cruise

Our cabin was very nice & Mus, our cabin steward was probably one of the best we've ever had (33 cruises).  The ports were also nice & we had a good time on the "Sunset Cruise" shore excursion in Aruba. 

 

The food was not as good as previous (2) HAL cruises and we heard other people comment on that as well. The Pinnacle restaurant was very good, but we were comped those dinners. We wouldn't pay extra to eat there since we feel we pay enough when paying for a cruise to expect good food in all the regular restaurant's.

 

The daily newsletter was a little misleading regarding some of the entertainment as well.  We showed up 3 times to hear "Yolanda & the HALCATS" at the advertised time (8-12) only to find out that only the band was there at 8 & Yolanda wouldn't be there until 10!!!! The band was good, but we wanted to hear Yolanda!!! Some of the other venues started earlier than advertised, so by the time we arrived, there was not a seat to be found!

 

The cruise was okay, but not as good as we thought it would be.

 

 

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