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havanadaydreaming

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    Cincinnati
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    NCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    ST MAARTEN

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  1. after only sailing Carnival my first 3 cruises we wandered to NCL and MSC past few years, quite simply they were better bangs for the buck. I must admit I'm most fond of NCL but really enjoyed MSC too. that said we are coming back to Carnival for 1, maybe 2 cruises this year. there are differences between the three lines but I'll never understand those that don't like a particular line. ive had wonderful experiences on every ship, big or small.
  2. I had no idea what the different ship classes were until I clicked link. I also always forget the actual two Conquest ships I've sailed but liked them both. the Breeze was my first cruise so I'll always love her. we are going on Magic next month and have fingers crossed on the guest per sq ft ratio. wife is looking at Paradise day after Xmas. looks smaller than Spirit class with same number of guests and less features. hmmmm.
  3. is that right? we looked at a couple YouTube videos and didn't see a video screen on Lido deck. I assume that is consistent with Fantasy class ships, but I was surprised to not see a video screen after learning Paradise was in dry dock just last year. do they play films in the main theater?
  4. there are some decent options on the search engines, particularly when you aren't provided exact name of property until after booking. pro tip: focus more on user recommendation % than property star rating. a 4 star with 50% recommendation is a red flag even if seemingly a good price.
  5. i haven't sailed Carnival in years but we are next month. I vividly remember eating several plates of the late night pizza on my previous sails...I thought it was very decent. The staff who make each of them from scratch all night amaze me, it never seems to be without a line.
  6. Are there any new-to-Carnival ports in the Caribbean the company is considering going to in the future?
  7. we had a great time on the Sky a while back. got 4 night cruise for $199pp oceanview (our first non-balcony), free drinks. that's almost impossible to beat, I'd do it again in a new York minute. I found the ship to be smaller than we were used to but less crowded, somehow. we did notice bumping in to many of the same people somewhat regularly. food was fine, room good. so long as you avoided the premade dranks you were winning. the ship was updated after our sailing so I'm sure it's even better now.
  8. NCL gift shop on the Escape carried the Margaritaville at Sea tshirts, usually in a far corner. kinda hard to find. no tank tops.
  9. we haven't seen Wick 3 and we will always sit through an Avengers flick. Bohemian is very rewatchable and will be fun outdoors, especially the music scenes.
  10. I'd be highly amused by seeing groups wear themed shirts for each day of the cruise. I don't think that I would want to participate, personally, but to each their own.
  11. We sailing the Magic on Sep 7, good to see the list.
  12. seems like a pretty good value if you use the spa facilities otherwise I wouldn't upgrade just for a higher deck. and I love higher decks.
  13. It was the first ship I sailed on and I loved it. At the time it didn't have an Alchemy Bar but it does now and that's a huge plus. love Fieri burgers, trivia, dive in movies, the Italian specialty restaurant. live music was solid. cons: I didn't love the shows. thought the buffet was adequate. all in all a great ship!
  14. My wife is a platinum and I'm just about to go gold. im ecstatic about her having laundry benefit, that's fantastic. I pack half as much stuff since I can get it laundered mid cruise. I think she usually gives her plat gift away, usually to a kid.
  15. check out resort for a day dot com one of my pals went to the Margaritaville Resort - but it's not inexpensive. they give you access to hotel room until midafternoon, and the price is the same for 1 or up to 4 guests.
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