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About Me

  • Location
    Central Florida
  • Interests
    Flying, Motorcycles, Cruising
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival - Princess - Celebrity
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean - Any Port as I seldom leave the ship.

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  1. Recently, on TWO separate occasions, I noticed a $100 reduction in the price I'd already paid for my cruise. I called Princess, and without hesitation they approved the refund. I noticed that my credit card had been credited with the $200 just yesterday. GREAT service, and I really, really appreciate the prompt, FAIR service from Princess... "SKY"
  2. THANKS for the review. I do live in the Tampa area, and have sailed "Paradise" a lot, and your review made me feel "right at home". LOL I agree with about 99% of your observations. Can't wait to get back aboard "Paradise", and enjoy another five days or so of fun, food, and relaxation. "SKY"
  3. I too, live within a short distance to the port of Tampa, and have sailed "Paradise" quite a few times. I've had nothing but GREAT service, food, and fun aboard, but I make it a point to be polite, and smiling at the crew. Also, I've found that I greatly prefer the smaller ships, whether it's Carnival, RCI, or any other line. With over 100 total cruises, I pretty much know what to expect, and what NOT to expect. For me, "Paradise" is a great, relaxing cruise. "SKY"
  4. Damn,,,wish I was there. I used to work in "Law Enforcement", and consider myself an expert on donuts. (Just off the Caribbean Princess, where there were donuts on the buffet every day. Very, very good too,,,,and FREE! "SKY"
  5. My little power strip was purchased at Wal-Mart for $1, and works just fine. Obviously it has no surge protection. "SKY"
  6. HA! He might not be expecting it, but it sounds like he's gonna get it! I always check to see what my dining arrangements are when I board...
  7. All of the above info is correct, and I too think it's a waste of money for you to purchase FTTF. I'd damn sure cancel that, and get your money back. Captain Carnival will take good care of you boarding in Tampa. Just seek him out, and introduce yourself. "SKY"
  8. I too, think this sounds like a GREAT idea, and plan. Doing the cruise after Disney is also well thought out, and is no doubt the way to go. Wish I could join you. LOL "SKY"
  9. Yep, I HATE when that happens, but unfortunately, it can happen on any ship. "SKY" Ken
  10. I personally LOVE the Serenity Deck aboard the "Fantasy Class" ships. No, they don't have a pool, but do have two hot tubs. They are on the aft end of the ship, and are truly serene, because most of the passengers don't even find that area until the end of the cruise, (if at all.) Nice quiet area to chill out on, read a book, listen to your I-Pod, or just enjoy the sound of the sea. "SKY"
  11. Yep,,,your best option, IMO, is to head over to see the Maitre'd on embarkation day, and request (very nicely) a change to early seating. (That is if you don't get it assigned when you get your "sign-n-sail" card.) I've had very good luck doing this, and almost always get my requested change. Check with the Guest Services desk, or even the FunTImes for the exact spot, (which dining room) and the time he/she will be there taking requests. Good Luck! "SKY"
  12. I vote for "Paradise", and especially since her recent dry dock. Embarkation/Debarkation MUCH easier at the port of Tampa. Longer cruise is ALWAYS better, and I've found the crew aboard "Paradise" to be truly outstanding. "SKY"
  13. IMO,,,Bottom line. There is absolutely NOTHING on cabin T.V. that anyone would want to watch,,,,,but why go on a cruise to watch T.V. in your cabin anyway? "SKY"
  14. I agree with those above, and have to say that IMO you'll get plenty of GREAT food anyway. I personally, usually wind up taking my desert back to the cabin. "SKY"
  15. I too, prefer AFT, or MID. I've not noticed excessive vibration, or noise in those cabins. Least favorite is forward, as the noise, and banging on the ships hull make for a very bad experience,,,,depending on which deck you're on.
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