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Sail Date: June 2018
Carnival is an inexpensive cruise line compared but the dining experience was poor We sailed on the Celebrity Silhouette two year. ago and had excellent food. I met the chef and all but kissed his spatula. We sailed on the Carnival Vista ... Read More
Carnival is an inexpensive cruise line compared but the dining experience was poor We sailed on the Celebrity Silhouette two year. ago and had excellent food. I met the chef and all but kissed his spatula. We sailed on the Carnival Vista last year and the only decent place to eat was Guy's burger joint. We won't be going back to Carnival.We were on the RCCL Allure five years ago and it was good. But it seems that the overall quality of dining room food is going down especially on Carnival.Carnival cuisine used to be OK but not the last couple of times we have sailed. The dining room service was good but due to congestion there were a lot of minor accidents. The cabin service was good and was never late. The room service menu seemed limited compared to past cruises even compared to other Carnival cruises we have taken but it was delivered fairly promptly. Guys burgers and the Bar B Q was the best food on the ship I wish I could have eat there every meal. The entertainment was good . The rock and Roll show was entertaining to a boomer like my self. The Carnival shows are among the best I have seen The only reason I can see to sail on Carnival is the low price, but I only get so much time off and it is not worth spending it on an inferior cruise, We sail next on the RCCL Brilliance and hope it is a good experience Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
This was our second cruise with celebrity to Alaska the cruise on the whole was good the ship was fantastic clean easy to get around we had a Aqua class cabin with a balcony which was lovely for sitting outside taking in the beautiful ... Read More
This was our second cruise with celebrity to Alaska the cruise on the whole was good the ship was fantastic clean easy to get around we had a Aqua class cabin with a balcony which was lovely for sitting outside taking in the beautiful scenery dining we only used the Buffett it suited us . The entertainment was terrible out of the 7 nights there was 2 nights of comedian December 62 was another night that was the best thing the other nights where a waste of time the day activities included making a paper plane and throwing it through a hoop really celebrity !!! The staff on the ship were great porters, housekeeping and food and bar service staff but as for the other staff ie cruise director were stuck up we've cruised with Thomson before and all staff were very friendly. The service from housekeeping and bar and food service was excellent made you feel welcome had a great laugh in cafe every night with them . We only did one excursion as we'd done the rest on our first cruise they are quiet expensive . We spent 4 days in Vancover before the cruise that we enjoyed. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
I have cruised Alaska before on Carnival and found it it to be beautiful. I think the inside passage is worth seeing more than once. This time we chose Princess because we had sailed on Princess in Europe the year before and found the ... Read More
I have cruised Alaska before on Carnival and found it it to be beautiful. I think the inside passage is worth seeing more than once. This time we chose Princess because we had sailed on Princess in Europe the year before and found the boat to be very nice. That was not really our experience this time. First, the food on the buffet was not up to snuff. I mean it wasn't bad, just the same thing, over and over, very little variety. I also found the boat crowded. When you go to eat and there are no seats, that means the buffet area is not big enough or they booked too many people on the cruise. I have sailed on about seven different boats and five or so different cruise lines and have always been able to find a table to eat at. The crew was very nice and the seated dining in the evening was good. Wait staff was very accommodating. Work out room was small and in the bottom of the ship, no windows. It was always hot and stuffy. No place on deck to run or walk for exercise. The promenade deck was altered to make more balcony rooms, so the walking track was not all the way around the ship. The boat was not horrible, but it is time for an upgrade/remodel. Especially in the bathrooms in the cabins. Again, not horrible, but they always looked a little dirty and I do not think that was a steward issue, I think it was a wear and tear issue. The best thing about Princess is that they provide self help laundry rooms for passengers. I hate to say it, but that was the best thing about this cruise, in comparison with other cruise lines. Not sure I will sail with them again. It wasn't horrible, but for the price I was hoping for better than, "not horrible". Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
I wanted to take my wife on her first cruise and decided on the 4 night Airlie beach getaway, it was also our anniversary on the second day of the cruise. Loved the ship and the staff were great. We were made to feel welcome be every ... Read More
I wanted to take my wife on her first cruise and decided on the 4 night Airlie beach getaway, it was also our anniversary on the second day of the cruise. Loved the ship and the staff were great. We were made to feel welcome be every staff member and our cabin boys were great. The problems began with the food at the pantry. The first night I decided to have Chinese (Bad Move) I have no idea what spice they used and if the food was fresh but it left me feeling ill. I could taste that spice for the rest of the week and I felt ill at the thought of it. One night there was a magnificent looking roast beef, so I decided to go for that. The meat was so tough I could not even cut it with a knife never mind chew it. The Yorkshire pudding was a dry biscuit. The second day which was our anniversary, I went to the Waterfront restaurant in the morning to book a table for two for that evening and was informed that booking did not start until 2.30pm. So at 2.30 I wondered back down and was the second in line. I was told that the earliest available table was 7.45pm. Sorry to late for us as we wanted to see the show. Talking to a regular cruiser, I found out that people were booking the waterfront restaurant for the same time each night and that is why we could not get in earlier. We were not informed about this and read somewhere that it had to be booked on a daily basis. The first show was great, all singing but the artists were a pleasure to listen too and the applause was overwhelming. The second show: Singing again by the same cast, just changed the props and songs so more like the fist night, the applause was not as good. The last show we saw was the same again, the same cast singing with different props. Very little applause and people were wandering out. All three shows were the same. It would have been good to have variety shows instead of all singing. (We did have a magician one night though and that got boring after ten minutes. We were very disappointed with the food and entertainment. Again the ship was clean, something always going on and the staff were incredible, We did not have the cabin shown in the photo when booking. Finally - The price of "real" coffee was cheaper than on shore - The photo's were $25 each but a special if you purchased two - Cocktails were around $12 each - There is always something going on - The children always had something to do. Read Less
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Sail Date: June 2018
This was the worst experience I have ever had. I have been on several cruises, but this was by far the worst. The food for was terrible- all 3 meals times, nothing but dried up pizza after 10 PM. They took gratuities right on the ... Read More
This was the worst experience I have ever had. I have been on several cruises, but this was by far the worst. The food for was terrible- all 3 meals times, nothing but dried up pizza after 10 PM. They took gratuities right on the bat without any decision of the guest, including when you ordered a drink @ 18 percent. We pay 43 dollars per person x 8 people for 3 days for house keeping service, and the rooms look at if they had not been vacuumed, toilet cover seat was full of dust-look as if had not been dusted for several months, sheets were not changed, only the bed covers were throw back over the bed. I pay over 12,000 dollars for 8 people and had to pay an additional 600.00 before leaving the ship-GRATUITIES. i can not understanding why these companies will not pay their employees. They are taking all the money for themselves and we have to pay the employees-it's not my company. They said the housing keeping gratuities is in the contract in microscopic writing-they knew this information could not be seen by most guest. I am so disappointed. 1st time going on Royal Caribbean and the last. The rock climbing nor the bouncy cord was in operation during all 3 days. The kids were looking forward to the rock climbing and cord.They had to contend with swimming in salty sea water-all day. Please do not waste your money on this cruise line. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
The food was absolutely amazing. The service of the staff was far beyond our expectations. Everyone was so friendly and willing to assist in every way. Kudos to Kumar and Kenroy for their service at dinner. They were so patient and ... Read More
The food was absolutely amazing. The service of the staff was far beyond our expectations. Everyone was so friendly and willing to assist in every way. Kudos to Kumar and Kenroy for their service at dinner. They were so patient and treated us like kings and queens!! This was our first cruise and is was great. We loved getting to know the staff and their family stories. We definitely appreciated them knowing and calling us by our names. The only concer was that at checkout, there was not as many staff members working the guest services desk as I would have thought. This slowed the process down when trying to catch flights in time almost making us late. We were blessed that with a party of 18, we were able to do things individually as well as the cruise was able to accommodate us when all going to events on and off the boat. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
We choose this cruise by dates available at the time. For the first cruise not knowing what to expect it was a good experience. Only real complaint was the food during the dining time. We found that you could eat better at the Lido deck in ... Read More
We choose this cruise by dates available at the time. For the first cruise not knowing what to expect it was a good experience. Only real complaint was the food during the dining time. We found that you could eat better at the Lido deck in the food court. Burgers and Mexican food were great and no extra charge, that was a huge plus. Dining hall server was very friendly that was the only plus to that experience. Had a wonderful Seward, we was very friendly and called us by name every time he saw us. That was very welcoming. Easy off the at the ports. We caught rain at Cozumel. It all worked out though. Our excursion guide let us go at a later time. So we got to experience the dolphin swim. We had a great time in progresso on our excursion. They were very helpful and knowledgeable about the Myan ruins. Answered any questions we had. Super friendly! Over all will go again. Thanks Carnival! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2018
Royal Caribbean (RC) team goes above and beyond to create a memorable experience. We absolutely loved it! From day one until disembarkation, it was a fabulous experience. We usually prefer and enjoy land vacations and flexibility to ... Read More
Royal Caribbean (RC) team goes above and beyond to create a memorable experience. We absolutely loved it! From day one until disembarkation, it was a fabulous experience. We usually prefer and enjoy land vacations and flexibility to come and go as we please BUT the fact that there were a variety of activities and amenities that are included in the package made it so awesome. We are ready to plan regular family cruises in the near future. RC will be the preferred cruise line in the near future because of the superior customer service. The ports of call were very nice - Nassau, Bahamas, CoCo Cay, Key West and Miami! The five day/four night cruise is perfect for a significant getaway - not too long, or too short. It is just enough time to unplug, relax, and unwind. The ship size was nice as well, Enchantment of the Seas. We highly recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
It was chosen by my girlfriend. It was a great experience overall. The biggest disappointment was Cozumel's weather. It rained most of the time during the excursion making it not as enjoyable as hoped. Not being the biggest ship also made ... Read More
It was chosen by my girlfriend. It was a great experience overall. The biggest disappointment was Cozumel's weather. It rained most of the time during the excursion making it not as enjoyable as hoped. Not being the biggest ship also made the choices of swimming areas very limited. It was a little too kid friendly at times, so let me explain. Often times there was no supervision or control over the usage of whirlpools with children's usage. Children ages 7 to 13 were allowed to crown into them and stay in for long periods of time, sign says 15 minutes. Some kids actually stayed in them for hours at a time. Lifeguards pretty much controlled unruly behavior in the swimming areas but the whirlpools were not being monitored or controlled. It's too bad because it's unfair to those who didn't get a chance to use them properly. As my children are young adults, I'll be looking to avoid the age group of kids that were on this trip. All in all, it was a great time and I truly enjoyed my experience. Ship was clean and enjoyable. Cabin was clean, small but comfortable. Dining was excellent in the Dining Hall, it was just average at best in the Windjammer. Entertainment and Activities were good, there was always something to do. Service was outstanding from dining hall to room attendant. I will definitely go with Royal Caribbean again. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
This was my third cruise (after Norwegian and Celebrity) and my kids' first cruise in honor of high school and middle school graduations. Such a huge disappointment. The food was ok - don't bother with the buffet for literally anything, ... Read More
This was my third cruise (after Norwegian and Celebrity) and my kids' first cruise in honor of high school and middle school graduations. Such a huge disappointment. The food was ok - don't bother with the buffet for literally anything, ever. The burgers and pizza weren't bad. The steakhouse was ok but not worth $35/person. The restaurant was ok... our server was actually great but the food was just ok. There were SOOOOO many small obnoxious children so the pool was overrun. And there were so many jack@sses that camped out on the basketball courts and wouldn't let anyone else on that my 14 year old son (who is 6'5" and fantastic at bball) was literally not allowed to play the whole week. This was supposed to be this fantastic, memorable, bonding trip and at least we all agree on one thing - Carnival SUCKS. I'm not scared off from cruising - just from this cruise line. btw the balcony had a door instead of a slider - another bummer. Read Less

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