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CUTE!! I was "singing" along to the 'review'..
We had a great time on the Triumph this past April!
So good, we booked the Miracle for next April...
RCL - Serenade of the Seas - 10 Night - Southern Caribbean - 4/8/2016
Been there; done that!
Carnival Sunshine - 12 day - Venice to Barcelona - 9/8/2013 'Sunshine Castaways'
NCL Star 12 day Repo Caribbean Escape 4/12 - Tampa to NYC
Grand Princess (Transatlantic) 4/10
Carnival Legend 6/09
Carnival Freedom 12/08
RCI Explorer of the Seas 4/08
Carnival Liberty 4/07
RCI Jewel of the Seas 4/06
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Triumph 4/04 - Married in Ocho Rios
Carnival Imagination 5/00
Dolphin OceanBreeze 11/96
'USS Neversail'-San Diego 10/65
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Your review with the photos is fabulous! Your children are adorable and looks like everyone had a great time. I am surprised about Cayman that so many hotels are still closed but am sure the island wants their cruise ship passengers back! I know when we sailed on the Triumph in March 2003, there were 6 other ships in port that day. It was too many and you really couldn't even shop in town because it was so crowded. When we got off the tender to try to find our tour, it was almost impossible. The new dock in Cozumel is beautiful and when we were there, some of the landscaping was not completed so am sure it's really nice by now. We too, hung out at Margaritaville and Island Village while in Jamaica. We went to the shops early and almost had the place to ourselves. It is so clean and new. Plus, no haggling or aggressive sales people! Walk a few feet down the road to the Taj Mahal shopping center and it's a different world! Some people like that but not us. We felt very safe at Island Village but can't say the same for the other shopping areas. Did you notice the movie theater at Island Village? I thought it was strange they didn't show a movie during the day while cruise ship passengers where there. We asked and the movie was only shown at night. Obviously, they feel that there are enough locals/tourists that will come in the evening but would have gone to the movie if if had have been early in the day. Margaritaville food was okay but pretty pricey but the atmosphere was a lot of fun. We too, experienced it being very busy later in the day especially after Peat Taylor tours, etc. Also, everyone including us were dragging in getting back to the ship...stayed until the last possible time since it's only a few steps away to the ship.
Thank you so much for your review. We'll be on the Triumph in March and for the first time, with kids ~ granddaughters aged 7 and 10. As it stands right now, the younger one wants no part of Camp Carnival but she has promised to at least attend the first day orientation. After that, we'll see.
In a word---terrific! Loved the "seuss-ness" appeal. Thanks for sharing your creative abilities---was a lot of fun to read.
__________________ Penny(an extreme lover of cruises and traveling, and likes to scrapbook her travels!)
Disney Magic ...July 2003
Carnival Celebration ...March 2004
Carnival Elation ...Aug 2004
Norwegian Sun ...Jan 2006
Carnival Conquest ...Oct/Nov 2006
Carnival Conquest ...Oct 2007
Carnival Fantasy ...June 2009
Carnival Fantasy ...Oct 2009 ---We Got The Owner's Suite, Baby!
Carnival Fantasy ...March 2010
Carnival Miracle ...June 2011
(plus numerous land trips to places including Ireland, London, Paris, Amsterdam, DisneyWorld, Disneyland, Northern Calif, Southern Calif, New York City/Manhattan, etc. Can you tell I love to travel? LOL)