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Joined 06/2018






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Carnival Valor

August 2016 - 8 Night Southern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor

Carnival Valor

July 2016 - 8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Port Canaveral Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Valor

Carnival Conquest

July 2015 - 8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest

July 2015 - 8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Conquest

Carnival Freedom

August 2014 - 8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

Carnival Breeze

July 2014 - 8 Night Southern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Breeze

Carnival Liberty

July 2013 - 7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Miami roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Liberty

Carnival Liberty

June 2013 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Miami roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Liberty

Carnival Splendor

July 2011 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Splendor

Carnival Freedom

August 2010 - 8 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Freedom

Carnival Legend

August 2008 - 7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Legend

Cruise Tips

Key West, Florida

A really nice looking port. Lots of bars, restaurants, landmarks, and local entertainment. Easy to get about by walking or take one of the trolley carts that make frequent stops. Just about everything available to make your day enjoyable.

Carnival Conquest

Carnival Conquest

For the sailing away party go forward on decks 6, 7,and 8. Open the heavy port hole door to get an unobstructed view of the port entering or leaving. Not as crowded as the top decks.

Tampa, Florida

Did our first ever cruise out of this port on the Legend. We were pleased with the terminal set up and the ease of the the checking in to board the ship. Hope one day to return to this port to revisit some of the note able landmark and entertainment features.

Port Canaveral, Florida

Cruised out of this port once and it was the smoothest time we ever had registering and getting aboard the ship. Well maintained terminal and a very friendly and helpful staff.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

Embarked out of this port on three occasions and each time the terminal set up was different. Nothing about the waiting areas were the same either time. Some fellow cruisers said that renovations were taking place and that they were doing the structural changes at different times. Hopefully it is co

Miami, Florida

Cruised out of this port twice. With staggered times for cruisers to get on board, this embarkation port is great. Key tip is not to sweat any line ups, it,s a fact of cruising, there will always be line ups.

St. John's, Antigua

Only been here twice. The last time we were in the cruise terminal section and booked our own tour with an independent taxi driver. We negotiated a fair price while checking out his vehicle. Money will spent. We got a good tour of the island plus some stops at local churches, beaches and vendors.

Oranjestad, Aruba

Another port that is quite easy to walk about and get to enjoy shopping, restaurants, or local vendors. Ample opportunities to avail of tours independent from the cruise ships. Quite safe. Really nice port of call.

Willemstad, Curacao

Been here twice. The first time we did a beach plus a tour of Curcao liqueurs. It was nice. The second visit we got off the ship and did our own walk about visiting shopping areas and enjoying the occasional beverage. Walking on the pontoon bridge was a treat in itself. Great place to visit.

Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Only managed to get here once in all our 11 cruises. A beautiful spot with a straw market not far from the terminal. The town is also within walking distance having an assortment of shops, eateries, etc. We went to the Pussers Landing area sampling local food and beverages. Beautiful area.

Cozumel, Mexico

A really nice tourist area within the cruise terminal where just about anything can be bought. Just outside the gates awaits independent vendors and tour offers. Also within walking distance are a number of shops, eateries, bars. Stay in the main roads. Be wary of side streets.

George Town, Grand Cayman

A tender transfer to a beautiful island. Lots of shopping, tours and restaurants within a short distance. Wonderful place to visit that has a lot to offer either through Carnival or your own research.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

Lot of changes from our first visit to our most recent. Just off the ship you can enjoy a tourist set up by Carnival from shopping to beaches. Independent vendors/tours just outside the gates. Also a walkable nearby trip to a boat to take you to Frenchman Key.

La Romana, Dominican Republic

Been here twice. Not much at the terminal other than a few shops and vendors. You cannot simply walk into town. You will have to book an excursion or take a mode of transportation to get to the nearest town.

Grand Turk Island

Easy port to get around. Just take a left once through the Duty free Shop. You can go to the pool and Margaritaville which is pricey or go further down the beach to Jack's Shack- cheaper beverages plus food is also available.

Belize City, Belize

Travelled to this port twice now and did not and probably will not explore the area outside the cruise terminal unless I book an excursion. I say this because both times our tour bus was mobbed by vendors and the unfortunate with hands out asking for or selling something. Needs to be addressed.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

My favourite port to cruise from. Quite easy to get on the ship from being dropped off at the entrance to getting on board the ship. All you have to do is arrive at the staggered time allotted to you on your cruise documents.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

A very nice port. A good shopping area for local items, water, etc. Independent tour vendors are near by for tours and beaches. Also a water taxi nearby to take you to shopping, eating or beaches. A very concise port where everything you would need is literally moments away from the ship.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

An easy port to get around, right off the ship. All within walking distance are the shops, hotels, drugstore, vendors, food, etc. foe those finding walking difficult there is a free hop on. hop off trolley service.

Nassau, Bahamas

Research this area before you go ashore. A lot of things are within walking distance such as a beach, shopping, bars, food, etc. Stick to the mail tourist spots and always hang with a small group. (This should be in all ports). We really enjoyed ourselves but watch vendors, can be aggressive.

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

A most beautiful piece of paradise. One tip I would give is to get to the beach and set up your area for the day- be it a clam shell, chair/umbrella to leave your non valuables and then swim, explore, etc.

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