shopgirlmelinda

shopgirlmelinda
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Joined: 07/03/2014
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Regal Princess

December 2015 - 14 Night Caribbean West/East Adventurer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip) Cruise on Regal Princess

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 - 5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Fascination

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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Norwegian Getaway

July 2014 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Epic

March 2013 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Epic

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 Carnival Fascination cruise review - Carnival is stepping it up!

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!

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!

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!

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

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