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susan1917's Past Cruises

Norwegian Dawn

November 2017 - 9 Night Caribbean (Boston To San Juan) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Carnival Pride

October 2016 - 7 Night Bahamas & Florida (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Pride

Norwegian Dawn

July 2016 - 7 Night Bermuda (Boston Roundtrip) Cruise on Norwegian Dawn

Bermuda with Friends

Embarking from Boston is always a treat-no air travel to worry about.  We wish there was a better traffic flow when trying to either let out or pick up passengers.  It seems that taxis, buses, shuttles and livery can bypass the lines by traveling in the far right lane and then they can zip in to an open spot.  Regular cars are herded into the two left lanes and cannot move until cars in front of them dispatch or pick up passengers.  It would be nice if a different traffic flow could be figured out. 

We loved our cabin location-deck 12, forward.  We loved being able to simply walk out to the pool area.  The bathroom had a larger shower than we expected-we were thrilled. There was plenty of closet and drawer space and sufficient hangers. Because we had a "side ways" cabin It was a little difficult to move onto the bed because of the upper bunks.  I think there must be more room to maneuver in a traditional cabin. Our cabin steward was friendly and accessible. 

All of the crew was friendly and ready to talk or help when asked.  We did not have too much difficulty getting drinks.  We had read that that was a problem.  Some times you just had to be patient.  We found the dining staff in the Aqua to be more efficient and friendly than those in the Venetian-but in both cases the food was good.  The buffet was plentiful although some items were cool at times.  We also enjoyed O'Sheehans.  We never had to wait very long for a table in any of the restaurants and we could always find one in the Garden Café as well. 

The entertainment was very good.  The shows had great energy and were well-rehearsed.  The Second City performers were quite funny.  It is too bad that their second and third shows were in a smaller venue that did not offer enough seating for those wanting to attend. 

Bermuda was hot and humid the days we were in port making water activities a great pleasure.  We had a great time on the Restless Native Catamaran and Snorkel tour-highly recommend them.  The beaches are beautiful and the water was warm.

All in all we had a great cruise.  Traveling with friends was great and we cannot wait to go again.  We wish there were more options out of Boston!

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Brilliance of the Seas

October 2015 - 13 Night Southern Caribbean (Boston To Tampa) Cruise on Brilliance of the Seas

Love leaving from Boston

A great cruise with an amazing crew.  Leaving from our home port of Boston is the best.  We wish there were more options to cruise from here.  Our room steward, Gerald met our every need, kept our room neat and was friendly and open with us.  We also had great service from our Waiter, Admir , his

Assistant, Tientien and the Head Waiter, Maria.  Dining was a pleasure with them and because we ate at the second seating we had lots of time to get to know them. The food was adequate but not spectacular.  The fish entrées were disappointing as they were often "fishy" tasting or overcooked. All in all, though, there were plenty of choices available. The ship was clean and easy to navigate.  We wish there had been more activities and music on the pool deck-they seemed to only offer that once we were on our way to Tampa after leaving the last island.  Everyone seemed sincerely eager to help, answer questions or find solutions to queries.  We would definitely not hesitate to travel again on RCL'S re-positioning cruise out of or into Boston!

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Carnival Glory

June 2013 - 4 Night Canada/New England (Boston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Glory

Carnival Glory

June 2012 - 4 Night Canada/New England (Boston roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Glory

Carnival Elation

August 2006 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Elation

Vision of the Seas

February 2004 - 7 Night Mexican Riviera (Los Angeles roundtrip) Cruise on Vision of the Seas

Norwegian Majesty (RETIRED) 20008

July 2003 - July 26, 2003 Cruise on Norwegian Majesty (RETIRED)

Carnival Spirit

February 2003 - 8 Night Western Caribbean (Miami roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Spirit

Celebrity Century

February 2002 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale roundtrip) Cruise on Celebrity Century

Dawn Princess

August 2001 - 7 Night Alaska Voyage of the Glaciers Southbound (Seward to Vancouver) Cruise on Dawn Princess

SeaBreeze (RETIRED) 20136

July 2001 - July 14, 2001 Cruise on SeaBreeze (RETIRED)

Norwegian Majesty (RETIRED) 20008

June 1998 - June 13, 1998 Cruise on Norwegian Majesty (RETIRED)

Regal Empress (RETIRED) 20053

June 1993 - June 06, 1993 Cruise on Regal Empress (RETIRED)

Holiday (RETIRED) 20009

February 1991 - February 17, 1991 Cruise on Holiday (RETIRED)

Daphne (RETIRED) 20236

November 1986 - November 20, 1986 Cruise on Daphne (RETIRED)

susan1917's Tips

Tampa, Florida - If carrying your own luggage be aware that there is only one freight elevator-otherwise there are escalators and you must have one hand free to use them.

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