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About Hogladyrider

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    cruising, dogs, travel, full time RVer loving retired life!
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, HAL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    the ship is the destination

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  1. Whew........ready for a vacation after all that prep work you did! Looking forward to following along with your vacation.
  2. Hope everything is going smoothly you are pretty quiet today and its only a 2 day cruise!
  3. Just made final payment on our March 7th cruise so you are "test" waters! Excited to be following along!
  4. Tried to check pricing on our Horizon Dec 12th 2020 cruise and the cruise does not even show up on Carnival's web site!
  5. We have a Havanna aft balcony on deck 7 booked for Dec 12, 2020 on Horizon 8 day sailing out of Miami. So looking forward to the Havanna area pool and bar!
  6. We cruised on Vista and experienced the same crowding, too many passengers for our cup of tea. I vowed the only way I'd sail that class of ship again would be in a Havanna cabin. Yes more money but since I am a pool gal I'll have less people and the guys can use the bar there by the pool. We will only have to deal with the crowds evenings. We are booked on Horizon 8-day in a Havanna aft balcony for the Dec 12th cruise. We will see how it goes. We just cruised with HAL for the 1st time and we absolutely loved it.
  7. Cove balcony over reguarl balcony anyday! Just wish more ships had them.
  8. Quick question, if you have time, how is the atmosphere on the ship? Back here on land it is full blown panic being presented by the media, schools closing, shows cancelling, sports venues cancelled, stock market tanking, what a MESS. We just cruised 2/29-3/7 and now I feel like we just got in on time with no issues at all. It has become a nightmare here on land, can't even have any media news on the TV. Very sad indeed. Enjoy the remainder of your cruise, we are doing Aruba & Curacao in December on Horizon.
  9. Our Horizon cruise in December has a price drop and OBC, which we did not receive when we booked ES in a Havana cabin, submitted the form. Will wait and see.
  10. FORMER Harley rider....gave up Harley's moved over to Goldwing and retired from riding two years ago. We now have a Honda side by side we absolutely love and I feel much safer. It was not the bike I had issues with it was the other folks on the road that I no longer felt safe. Call is an "age" thing now that I'm retired I want to hang around and enjoy it for a while. We know too many people who have had bike accidents from crazy drivers etc. It's been a win win for us! We live full time in our toy hauler RV and travel all over US summering in the Black Hills of South Dakota!
  11. Yes they did have an Orange night.....party continued in BB King's and it was fun seeing everyone in Orange....the bass player was wearing an orange wig. We did not do any shore excursions, we never got off the ship, our choice.
  12. BINGO we are right there with you......medicare age and retired for both of us and with 20+ Carnival cruises under our belts we were looking for a change. We are Floridians so we have always cruised out of Florida ports. We are wintering in Yuma, Arizona this year and I found a 7-day HAL out of San Diego and we tried it. Since we were newbies I booked an ocean view obstructed room. WOW we were blow away and we loved the ship and everything associated with the cruise. Our room was as big as a balcony room on Carnival. Too many pluses to list here.....I have a list two columns long!
  13. Thanks for taking the time to write this review, very informative. Grand Turk was amazing when it first opened, now IMO it has become too crowded and commercialized, we don't even get off the ship if that is a stop. St. Thomas is nice, thought still has not recovered 100% from the previous hurricanes. We have gone over to St. John on our own and that is a wonderful day. Then we discovered, Secret Harbor, thanks to CC boards and we usually go to this beach on our own, quiet and great snorkeling! We just returned from our first cruise on Holland and we are h
  14. Have really enjoyed your review! Fabulous pictures. We were on the Oosterdam same time frame as Panorama but we did ports in reverse. Two sea days, PV, Mazatlan then Cabo and one sea day returning to San Diego. No issues for us with debarkation. Our 1st HAL cruise and we loved it, nice change after so many Carnival cruises. Hope you can enjoy the remainder of your vacation and safe travels home. Looking forward to following along the rest of your journey, stay safe. Susan
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