shopgirlmelinda

shopgirlmelinda
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Joined: 07/03/2014
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Regal Princess

December 2015 - Regal Princess to Caribbean - Western

Beautiful, friendly and relaxing!

Just returned last week on a 7 night western Caribbean cruise!  We really loved the ship...had sailed on the Royal Princess last year and we are now Princess fans!  Honestly, we have been on almost every cruise line...Princess is the only one that is not constantly trying to sell us something!  We find it very peaceful, and relaxing. The musical entertainment was absolutely the best we have ever enjoyed while cruising!  The food was great even though our small group ate in the buffet all but one evening. 

 

Staff was was friendly and receptive!  

 

This is cruise can be everything you want it to be...fun, relaxing, entertaining, classy or casual!

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Carnival Fascination

July 2015 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Bahamas

Carnival is stepping it up!

My hubby and I decided on a last minute cruise, I was hesitant to choose Carnival because we have seen such a decline with the company in the past years. I have been on approximately 18 cruises, Baltic Sea, Greek Islands, Alaska, and many times Eastern and Western Caribbean plus Bahamas. Our first choice is Princess, followed by RCCL. But this cruise port was a 60 minute drive, and we chose easy over what I assumed would be quality. 

The ship although one of the older models, was completely refurbished, and in beautiful condition.  The staff was super friendly and helpful.  Food was okay, we only went to the DR 2 times, and chose the buffet or pizza station for our other meals.  We are not big foodies, so buffet was fine!  Salad bar was always fresh and plentiful.  

Above I saw a review that mentioned kids on board!!  LOL all cruises have lots of children during the summer, so if you don't want to be around children, do not go during summer, and if you must travel during summer, don't choose the most economical cruise line!  Carnival, RCCL and Norweigan have kids!  Princess has the least!  I agree with the above comment about the music being too loud...it was the band just outside of the casino...it was unbearable to be too close.  The comedy club was GREAT.  Something Carnival has recently added, and we saw the best comedy show we had ever attended.  Of course it was the later show, and more risqué.  We enjoyed the pool when everyone was on the private island, and there were only 7 of us in the pool!!  Otherwise it was packed.

We will definitely go again, soon I hope.

 

 

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Royal Princess

December 2014 - Royal Princess to Caribbean - Eastern

Norwegian Getaway

July 2014 - Norwegian Getaway to Caribbean - Eastern

Enchantment of the Seas

June 2014 - Enchantment of the Seas to Caribbean - Bahamas

Very good get away!

Been on this ship 4 times!  It's a great getaway, and super easy boarding, and quick walk off!  Food is very good, and the entertainment is very good!  Staff is pretty friendly too.  The ship is well maintained for an older ship.  

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Norwegian Epic

January 2014 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Eastern

Norwegian Epic

March 2013 - Norwegian Epic to Caribbean - Western

NORWEGIAN STAR  (RETIRED)

August 2012 - NORWEGIAN STAR (RETIRED) to Alaska - Inside Passage

Carnival Destiny (RETIRED)

July 1999 - Carnival Destiny (RETIRED) to Caribbean - Eastern

Disney Magic

April 1999 - Disney Magic to Caribbean - Bahamas

shopgirlmelinda's Tips

Carnival Fascination Carnival Fascination - You can bring one bottle of wine per person (750) and a 6-pack of canned soda...I drink a soda they don't offer on board...we still found the onboard beverage prices to be fair...equal to any tourist area!
Enchantment of the Seas Enchantment of the Seas - If you don't feel like getting dressed up for dinner...the food in the windjammer has a lot of the same entrees as the main dining room!

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Carnival is stepping it up!

received a helpful vote on their Regal Princess cruise review - Beautiful, friendly and relaxing!

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received a helpful vote on their Regal Princess cruise review - Beautiful, friendly and relaxing!

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received a helpful vote on their Regal Princess cruise review - Beautiful, friendly and relaxing!

added Dec 6, 2015 cruise on Regal Princess to their profile.

reviewed their Caribbean - Western cruise on Regal Princess and gave it 5 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Carnival is stepping it up!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Carnival is stepping it up!