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    Trinity, NC
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    traveling and planning cruises
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    Carnival
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  1. My favorite class by far - hubs prefers the bigger ones - the only one I haven't sailed from is the Pride. Miracle, Legend and Spirit at least twice.
  2. honestly, after seeing a picture of the lanyard - I don't think it's that bad. This coming from someone who's husband loved the croc visorπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜€
  3. loved the cross body bag/tervis tumblers and bluetooth speakers. truly disliked and complained about the crock' sunvisor - but my husband loves it lol - to each his own. 😎
  4. We did this cruise a few years back in September from Vancouver on the Miracle - we absolutely loved it - and was pretty surprised how cool it was and how choppy the water was for the first three days. Our cruise critic group was over 100 people! Thank you for taking me down memory lane - I am really loving your review as always :)!
  5. We will be in London next year for four or five days pre cruise - Any suggestions of hotels very close to tube and reasonably priced would be very appreciated. We plan on taking the bullet train for one day in Paris. Figure we want to see as many as the major sites and will probably do hop on hop off for at least one day to get lay of the land. We usually stay at hotels like the Hampton Inn and so looking for something like that in London. Thanks April
  6. its been several years since our 16 year old accompanied us on the Alaska cruise. The kids clubs are open and he did go usually after dinner but I will tell you that since you are busy with excursions during the day - you all might be pretty tired in the evening. To us the ship was quite quiet in the evenings. All the fresh cool air πŸ™‚. I know my post is very vague but this is what we experienced.
  7. I would highly recommend an aft balcony for Alaska - we were upgraded the day before the cruise for less than $400 several years back. It was the best decision - even though it was cold we spent more time on the balcony than we usually do while cruising the caribbean. we had two loungers on the balcony and would sit with blankets and hot chocolate watching the scenery. Simply breathtaking! No regrets!
  8. We have stayed at Hampton Inn Blue Lagoon several times - it has an airport shuttle - and a port shuttle - also across the street from a Publix for any last minute pick ups. Also a Walgreens and CVS within walking distance. Service is great - also they usually have a little wine party in the evening with munchies. Staff have always been great.
  9. I book depending on the ship and cruise - if it is port intensive - don't waste your money on a balcony. I would say it is a must for Alaska but these are my opinions. I do enjoy a balcony for the peace and quiet but you can usually find that somewhere if that is what you are looking for.
  10. My sister and I sailed her October 1st - between two hurricaines - the weather was perfect. I had never been on a fantasy class ship - we had a great time. She has some memory issues so needs to be watched a little closer and I found the the size of the ship worked great for that. The crew was great - my only complaint would be the steak and eggs at the Brunch were not prepared the same I have had in the past but it was still good I was just disappointed with the potatoes. DH and I live in NC so would love to sail out of Charlston again - especially when Sunshine lands there - one of my favorite ships. The parking was great - we could see our car from the ship it was so close! Lots of first time cruisers - which I understand since the prices are very good.
  11. I got the cross body bag at the beginning of October - used it the next day while on the beach - it holds quite a bit two wallets, camera, two cell phones etc. I really like it. The night lights went into the drawer somewhere and the blankets are in a closet. Sadly one of my husbands favorite platinum gift...the awlful Croc's visor
  12. I think the girls will be ok - 19 and 20. The glory has a wonderful adults only pool - I don't know if it's 21+ but there is also a serenity area. Hubs and I enjoyed the adult pool area much better than the serenity. I don't know what the current routes for the Glory are but that could be an option. They need to spend more time checking the times of people putting their towels down and then not coming back for hours. That subject is a crap shoot - some ships are better than others.
  13. As soon as you get on the ship go to excursions desk - it fills up quickly - I think when we did the sunshine tour they signed up 14 people and did 2 tours. We absolutely enjoyed it and it was well worth the cost.
  14. We actually did it on the Sunshine - was a fantastic tour and both DH and I really enjoyed it. One of the stops was to see the service animal "rest area" - One of the service dogs on this specific trip was a huge great dane - and the little box they use for the dogs aren't very big - in a weird way I found it interesting. My boxers are half his size but then again they aren't service animals either. Anyway - you can't go wrong with the tour - lots of interesting facts and you get a couple of pictures with the tour - one with the Captain and one group pic at the front of the ship. Lots of walking up and down stairs so if you have trouble with stairs it may be difficult for you.
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