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  1. We've cruised almost 20 times and never tried NCL because of all the negative things that we've heard in the past. Well, we tried her this last Oct for the first time just to give them a chance, and we LOVED NCL!!!! Food much better than Royal, service was GREAT, cabins are awesome, entertainment top notch! We're so glad that we gave NCL a chance! We sailed on the Escape and will be going on the Bliss this coming Oct. (after our Symphony cruise in May). People, IGNORE these stupid 'awards' and go off of the REAL reviews! That is why we tried NCL, because of the reviews that are posted by real cruisers!
  2. We only have two Princess cruises under our belt, and they were BOTH boring and blah. The last one in 2017 was really bad. NONE of the workers wanted to be on that ship. It wasn't just my impression. Many in our group and many others posted reviews saying the same thing. X was NOTHING like Princess! IMHO... Lots to do and staff was great! I was really impressed when many of the staff were waiting for us to board the ship (ABC Islands) and they were all dancing and having a blast as we all walked onto the ship! With drinks for us in hand! Great times! Just to show that we're not biased, we have approx 20 cruises under our belt. Cruised on Commodore, Carnival, Royal, NCL, Princess and X. One thing is that I will no longer knock any cruise line before I try them. I swore to myself that I would never try NCL because of the things that I've heard, i.e., lousy food, lousy service, bad staff, bad cruisers, etc. Well, we tried NCL this past Oct and it was probably the best or one of the best cruises that we've ever had, hands down! I've told all of my friends to try her out! The food, activities, staff, beer selection, lol was great! We're actually booked on the Bliss in Oct. As mentioned, I'll then do a comparison between X (Equinox), NCL (Escape), Princess (Ruby) and Royal (Symphony).
  3. I thought the same thing about X, however my wife and I loved it! Food is very good, entertainment was good. Plenty to do but not as 'loud' as Royal. Nightlife was good, pool scene good. I say go for it! Oh, the service is great!! I've done a few reviews comparing X to Princess to NCL. I'd say stay away from Princess, IMHO. FYI, we have done Royal several times. Doing Symphony in May and will post a review comparing them all.
  4. NICE!!!!! I won't stretch it and ask for 2 shots and one beer, lol! I need to cruise with you guys! πŸ˜‰
  5. MDR's serve crappy food so people will upgrade to specialty dining.. Food use to be the bomb, no matter which cruise line you sailed on. From my PERSONAL experience, Royal starting making crappy food first.....! Coincidence that this is about the same time that specialty dining started coming out?! Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.
  6. boys...! πŸ˜‰ jk..!!!!!!
  7. Lol, thanks Tom! My ordeal can be found here on CC... It was quite an adventure!
  8. Just call, they'll do it. We did it last week..
  9. My boys, one hyper, have been cruising since they were 3 and 9. Never had an issue! Super safe.. but, it's our duty as parents to keep an eye on them. We also had rules, such as not going to the room alone and not to go into any of the room hallways! To many weirdos in this world! They've cruised about 10 times or so. Now into their 20's, I don't worry at all πŸ˜‰
  10. Lucky! They didn't wait for me! My wife heard the captain thru the walkie talkie say, 'we're not waiting for one person'!
  11. I've been on 3 more cruises since my ordeal, lol.. And haven't missed the ship again! I have 2 more booked and probably won't miss it again! πŸ˜‰
  12. Brings back memories! That's where I missed the ship!!! In 2014.... I thought I wouldn't cruise anymore, but we've been on 3 more since then and have 2 more booked!
  13. FYI, depending on the time of year, Los Muertos gets PACKED with locals! Bring some green backs!
  14. I was fortunate to do both skeet and hit golf balls off the ship in the early 80's... A friend of mine, she's blond, asked what happened to the golf balls. I said that there was a scuba guy retrieving all of the balls and would bring them in later! She believed it!!
  15. Perhaps it's the buy one get second for 50% off deal?
  16. Pull the trigger! We always did with my boys and they did just fine, lol! They did homework in the late afternoons after a day at the pool.
  17. From you parents? Or from Celebrity cruises?
  18. Long Beach, hands down! Easy to get in/out of! No crowds, smooth flow and close to San Pedro! We live in SoCal and try to fly out of LGB whenever possible. Last few trips/cruises have been out of LGB. Also, we live even closer to SNA, but prefer LGB if that helps.
  19. Nassau! Cuz they left me behind and never want to go back!
  20. It's an awesome area just to chill! This ended up being our favorite spot. The best part, there were no crowds! Seems like other cruise lines are adopting something similar to the waterfront. Great idea!
  21. How dare I forget the topless sunning section on some ships! ;O
  22. We dressed up for dinner No 'My Time' dining LOTS of free drinks on special nights Hitting golf balls off ship Skeet shooting Drinking LEGALLY at 18 Not getting lost on ships GREAT service from all staff Staff 'mingled' a lot with passengers πŸ˜‰ Getting sea sick on smaller ships GREAT music to dance to in the clubs HOT food Same servers each night Late night/chocolate buffet GREAT sail away parties How dare I forget the topless sunning section on some ships! ;O
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