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sas sally
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Embarkment : no problems and very quick. Room, lovely room with extended balcony, our cabin boy was excellent and have no complaints in that area at all, room was always clean with fresh towels and turned down every night. Dining,, ... Read more
sas sally
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
3 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Embarkment : no problems and very quick. Room, lovely room with extended balcony, our cabin boy was excellent and have no complaints in that area at all, room was always clean with fresh towels and turned down every night. Dining,, ... Read more
CUONTHECs1
Member Since 2013
1 review
25 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
What an amazing time we had on the Carnival Splendor (Dec 19 - Dec 27, 2013). I would certainly recommend this ship, its cruise itinerary and time of cruise departure (Christmas) for families. My husband and I traveled with our two ... Read more
josiemartinez
Member Since 2001
7 reviews
60 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Just returned from the NYE cruise out of Long Beach on the Carnival Miracle. A few impressions: Debarkation: Miserably hot, long lines outside then once escorted inside the check in area – Eureka! I was speedily checked in and ... Read more
lithlith
Member Since 2009
10 reviews
314 forum posts
Port/Embarkation: First, we made a trip to a store to pick up a few things for the cruise that we didn’t bring with us like sun block, liquid hand soap, hangers, wine, coke, and bottled water. We arrived at the port of Miami around ... Read more
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Moosevilleco
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
77 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
We recently sailed on the December 22, 2013 Valor Christmas cruise. This was a family cruise, our family, my sister's family and our parents. This was our 3rd Carnival cruise since 2010. The Valor has not undergone the 2.0 upgrades and was ... Read more
daggereye
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
4 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
For more than 12 years, my husband and I would travel to Las Vegas to spend the holidays. This year, another couple suggested we go on a holiday cruise with them. This was their first cruise, our fifth (3 with Princess, 2, including this ... Read more
LJHSViking
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
11 forum posts
Sailed December 2013
Husband and I wanted a year off from Christmas celebrations: no tree, no lights, no gifts. Church, music, dinner would be missed, but not the shopping and sales. Holiday week cruises are usually sky-high, so when we found the Miracle at a ... Read more
rubynrse
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
I realize people on this site are probably seasoned cruisers but I will write this as a rookie because that's what I am. I just got off my second cruise. My first was with Carnival Fascination and my second was with Carnival Fantasy. Both ... Read more
justcruizin12
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed December 2013
Returned several days ago from Carnival Conquest 7 night Carribean cruise which departed from Miami. Overall the experience was sub par. The main dining room, atrium, buffet and seating areas were so cold it was hard to enjoy anything. ... Read more
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danslalune
Member Since 2013
1 review
I rented a "Grande Suite"! A surprise for my wallet! $$$!, and one for my daughter on Christmas! We opened the door of this "palace" and yes, it is spacious and looked pretty clean... Although shabby furniture screamed of the 80s and had ... Read more
sai97man
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2013
We sailed on the Christmas Cruise to a sold out ship. Literally every cabin in the ship was booked. Embarkation and Debarkation were smooth and easy. But lines for everything else was an issue. The food was amazing! Really enjoyed the ... Read more
JaneM60
Member Since 2013
1 review
Sailed December 2013
Took the 6 night 7 day cruise on the Breeze. Went to Turks, Jamaica and Nassau. Had a wonderful time. Very few lineups for food, only for morning omelette. Loved the steak house, sushi and red frog. But the "free" dining room was also ... Read more
allgr8
Member Since 2011
1 review
131 forum posts
This was the first 7-day sailing out of the US for the Sunshine, so it was loaded with loyal repeat cruisers. Over 200 passengers were Platinum. On top of that, it was a Thanksgiving cruise, and my 3 kids had the whole week off, so the ... Read more
AK_Bear
Member Since 2013
1 review
26 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
We planned for a family reunion on a cruise ship so no one would have to host Thanksgiving at their house; no cooking, no cleaning, no entertaining, and plenty of distractions. Fifteen of us in 7 cabins. We love each other...in small ... Read more
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JohnBoy in NC
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
837 forum posts
We decided to take the family on a last minute cruise over Thanksgiving, and I had narrowed my choices to NCL Epic and Glory. Given that we were taking four of my children, the Epic (while slightly cheaper) would cost us more due to ... Read more
kruth70
Member Since 2013
1 review
47 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2013
EMBARKATION: easy with RTF. OV room nice -Steward good. Weather: stank. I usually get a balcony room but glad I got OV. Balconies were closed most of treat I o due to very rough seas. Couldn't use pool due to weather. This was not a ... Read more
FireEater
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
1,491 forum post
Sailed November 2013
My wife and I took the Thanksgiving 4 day Bahamas cruise to Freeport and Nassau from Port Canaveral. Wife rides a scooter due to medical reasons. We arrived at the port around 2pm. A side note here: For all who have a scooter lift on ... Read more
miniflea
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
26 forum posts
This is the 3rd year in a row we've cruised over the Thanksgiving break, and this year easily met the bar set by our cruise on the Freedom two years ago. While the Legend was slightly disappointing last year, the Breeze redeemed Carnival ... Read more
derekgmc
Member Since 2007
1 review
269 forum posts
Sailed November 2013
Myself, 46, wife 42, son 13 son 3 decided to spend our thanksgiving cruising. We took this cruise this time of year to get our platinum status before carnival changed the vip policy. The seas were terrible, which was no fault of carnivals. ... Read more
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othcruzer
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
28 forum posts
Just returned from sailing on the Freedom during thanksgiving week. We booked this week because it fit our schedule. We arrived one day early on november 23rb and stayed at the hampton inn center city. Very nice hotel with a very nice free ... Read more
ubahlee
Member Since 2005
1 review
10 forum posts
At the start, let me say that I am a career Hotel manager. I have managed big and small properties, in downtown areas and currently on the beach. So, my comments are written from that perspective. We were on the Thanksgiving sailing of ... Read more
royal3
Member Since 2008
9 reviews
For the 2nd year in a row, we spent Thanksgiving on the 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise. Here is a brief review and some tips: Embarkation: At Long Beach you first check your luggage with a porter on the ground floor of the parking garage ... Read more
Rconnell
Member Since 2013
1 review
We had 18 family members looking forward to a wonderful cruise. Unfortunately we chose the Conquest. Letting you know we have taken the Carnival Dream and that was very good. The food on the Conquest is poor. If you are looking forward to ... Read more
ekasher
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
Sailed November 2013
My boyfriend's mom booked this cruise over Thanksgiving at the last minute. Him and I are both Seniors in college and we went with his parents and his sister and her boyfriend. His family has cruised 4-5 times before this one and I had ... Read more
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