svoykin

svoykin
Third Mate

Joined: 11/16/2014
2
Cruises
2
Reviews
14
Helpful Votes

About svoykin



Following

svoykin's Past Cruises

Carnival Elation

October 2016 - Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Bahamas

friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

I do not know what is was with this crew, but out of the 47 cruises my husband and I have taken; this crew was the friendliest group of them all. Usually we have perhaps one or two people that helped make our cruise wonderful. This trip there were 14 of them !!! We did a back to back of a five day with a four day to make a nice 9 day out of it. People ( crew ) went out of their way several times every single day to make sure we were happy and had every single thing we could ask for. This was also the first cruise we that decided to try an inside cabin with. I was extremely hesitant, but no more. I wanted to mention that fact, so you knew our cabin selection had nothing to do with our treatment. I think our cabin was quieter than usual and definitely darker than our usual. I never looked behind that curtained off window (??) area though. We slept wonderfully in this dark cocoon every night, perhaps too good. Since we had problems getting up in the AM. I will not hesitate to book another inside cabin from now on. If I had to say anything negative about the entire 9 days, it would be how they passed out their BINGO cards. They would send a crew member to you, while you sat in your chairs. This method seemed to take forever and some people got pretty frustrated with the long wait. Otherwise, this cruise was a perfect getaway !    

Read Full Review »

Carnival Fascination

November 2014 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Bahamas

perfect quick getaway !

A short five hour drive from Atlanta and we were at Jacksonville, FL. Stayed overnight at the Comfort Suites Hotel, very clean, large rooms and I'd stay there again. They have a shuttle to the port too, with parking for your car in a well lighted lot, right in front of the main office. The port itself, is nice a small and the people extremely nice. In fact, my Husband mentioned on our last day that it was as if the Carnival people had been given a "Happy Pill" on this cruise, since every single person we met, was so very friendly and wanted to talk to us. This was our 33rd cruise and the staff was probably the friendliest we have ever met. Even the Matre' D got up and danced with the other servers after the dining service ended. We had never had that happen before. The ship itself, was older, only 70,000 tons, but has been recently redone. There wasn't a hair dryer in our outside cabin, which was a shock to me; I thought all cabins had them ! There were plenty of drawers though and we even had some empty ones. I think the cabins are small, compared to most Carnival ships, but who cares; you aren't in them much anyway. It was plenty big enough for the 2 of us. The shows were typical Carnival Los Vegas type shows, complete with the Punch Line Comedy Club offering several shows every night. there was a long line every night for the Dine Around Dining Room, but we never choose that type of dining plan anyway, so we didn't care. We never had to wait for our seating, which was the late seating. Since we have been to these ports several times in the past, we did not even get off the ship at all. So, I can not comment about them. In the past, they have both been enjoyed though. This trip, we just stayed onboard and stayed by the pool.  Getting off the ship was pretty well organized, it went much faster than on most ships, but I guess that was due to having less passengers. We were in our car by 9:45, on our way back to Atlanta. We both decided we will defiantly take this cruise again. For the cost, we could not have taken another vacation and had as much fun or relaxation as we did on this cruise. We are already booked again, this time out of LA on Carnival Miracle for my 34th cruise and I can't wait !

Read Full Review »

svoykin's Tips

Jacksonville, Florida - We stayed at the Candlewood Suites Hotel. Just a few short blocks to the port ( 7 minutes perhaps ). The gave us cruise parking for both back to back cruises. Huge three room suites with a steak house right next door. Great prices for the rooms too.
Carnival Fascination Carnival Fascination - We just loved the staff. They are the friendliest staff on any Carnival ship we have been on and this was our 33rd cruise !

Badges (Learn More)


Points (View Leaderboard)

0
This Week
97
Total

Recent Activity

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Elation cruise review - friendliest crew out of 47 cruises

added Oct 27, 2016 cruise on Carnival Elation to their profile.