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About agavin

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  1. I read some great Oasis reviews while we were getting ready for our cruise, so I thought I would return the favour. Please note, a swear word or two might slip out here and there :D You can find my review here: [URL="https://tothefullerist.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/our-week-on-the-oasis-of-the-seas/"]https://tothefullerist.wordpress.com/2016/04/18/our-week-on-the-oasis-of-the-seas/[/URL] Happy sailing!
  2. [quote name='travln_isa']our group took over the sports bar on the last cruise![/quote] [COLOR=darkgreen]only cause there was no pub Ing... at least some of us will be back to the pub on this one... it's way better![/COLOR]
  3. [COLOR=darkgreen]Thanks both for the help... looks like another Carnival fako-sale/upgrade. I'll see about getting extended instead.[/COLOR]
  4. [COLOR=darkgreen]The deck plans are making my eyes go crossed at this point :)[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen][/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]It's listed as 8C - so if that means extended balcony... and that means the balcony is a bit larger than a normal balcony, then that's ok with us. Too many categories and designations!![/COLOR]
  5. [COLOR=darkgreen]On our next cruise on the Legend, the price today is the same for balcony, extended balcony, and premium balcony. We've switched to 6254 (cat 8C), which is what Carnival is listing as a premium balcony... but I can't figure out the real difference. Is the cabin a bit bigger but is the balcony the same size as a normal balcony? Or are both the cabin and balcony bigger? [/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen][/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]We care more about the size of the balcony than having a bit more space in the cabin (we're 2 people and not in there much), so I think we may have goofed.[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen][/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]I tried finding some pics online at the usual sites, but nothing turned up that was any real help.[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen][/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]Can anyone help?[/COLOR] [COLOR=#006400][/COLOR] [COLOR=#006400]Thanks in advance.[/COLOR]
  6. [quote name='TMWTim']GREAT pics but this one stands out. Postcard quality... [/quote] [quote name='Pellaz']Great pics! Looks like those new 2-deck cabanas at HMC are all the colors of the rainbow (and maybe then some). :) I wonder how Holland America, who refer to the one-story cabanas there by color and not by number, are gonna handle THAT? :eek:[/quote] [COLOR=darkgreen]Thanks so much everyone :)[/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen][/COLOR] [COLOR=darkgreen]Maybe they'll call them rainbow cabanas ... there's a third one being built there too - it was framed out when we were there... and they've mixed them in among the others - they aren't down at the[/COLOR] end.
  7. [quote name='wrigley80']Nice Review.....when was your cruise??? Those 2 deck high cabanas were still in the process of being built on December 5th when we were there....it looks like they are going up in a hurry[/quote] [COLOR=darkgreen]We got off the ship on Saturday.[/COLOR]
  8. That's a wrap... like I said - more pics and details in my travel blog. I'm happy to try and answer any questions. Sorry the pics were so big... I just dumped the link from photobucket. Thanks for all the nice comments already!! Cheers!
  9. I didn't take a lot of pictures of the ship herself. I never really care one way or the other about the decor of a ship (because every holiday is a good holiday), but I did find this one pretty ugly. I am looking forward to seeing how she looks as the Sunshine though. She's showing her age and there's signs of wear in a lot of places (carpets, furniture in the public areas). Here's the few things I noticed that others might find good to know (I'm sure there's load of info on the Destiny out there already, so I won't go too long). - our balcony cabin didn't have a fridge/cooler - you couldn't do all the usual stuff with the TV (check your balance, booked excursions etc.) - the shower was bigger than normal (hooray) - I missed having a deck outside where you could walk all the way around the ship No deal breakers here for sure. Food was the same as always. Entertainment options seemed to be about the same as always (Superstar Live was very popular on this sailing). There seemed to be a lot of new cruisers on this one. [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1146_zpsfa2c7583.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1142_zpsd5ef565b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1304_zps8c595b2b.jpg[/IMG]
  10. Last port was Nassau... we've been before, so we just walked along the water to Arawak Cay (the fish fry area) and had something to eat and we watched some of the other ships come in. [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1268_edit_zps4e956c84.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1279_edit_zpse53ea6dc.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1330_zps27621357.jpg[/IMG]
  11. Second port day was Half Moon Cay - it's AMAZING! I would happily go back there as a port stop any day. We didn't do any excursions... just relaxed, played in the water, ate, and drank. There's some new cabanas being built there... I love the bright colours! [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1188_edit_zps49ce70ae.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1189_edit_zps2bca1585.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1203_zps8593deba.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1225_edit_zpsca998196.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1229_zpsbaf59615.jpg[/IMG]
  12. Our first day was a sea day (and elegant day) and we pretty much just lazed around the ship. First port was Grand Turk. We rented a golf cart and explored the island - up to the lighthouse, the downtown area etc. (it was super fun), and then had a few drinks at the beach bars near the pier. [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1172_zps9e358064.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/DSC01140_zpse3e0b96b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/DSC01145_edit_zps86bc51d7.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/IMG_1173_zpsebd46808.jpg[/IMG]
  13. Hi all, The longer more detailed version of this review can be found on my travel blog here: [URL]http://www.travelblog.org/Central-America-Caribbean/Turks-and-Caicos/Grand-Turk/blog-765979.html[/URL] But I'll do a quick run down here for anyone interested - mostly pictures (we all like those the best, right? :)) Sailing out of Miami was a breeze - got to the port around 11 and was on the ship eating lunch within 30 mins. We left a bit later than scheduled, but it worked out fine since we ended up hitting the end of that long port area around sunset. [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/DSC01106_zps2971a06c.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/DSC01110_zpsa1dfab1b.jpg[/IMG] [IMG]http://i1119.photobucket.com/albums/k623/justange/DSC01113_edit_zps6c498428.jpg[/IMG]
  14. Hi all, I don't collect the pins they used to give out, and I have a Carnival Freedom one kicking around... just checking to see if anyone wants it for their collection. I'll mail it to the first person who wants it... just email me at ange DOT fuller @ rogers DOT com. Cheers!
  15. agavin

    Breeze photos

    I'm a bit surprised at how little has been posted actually... I know loads of people got sick (respiratory) on our sailing, and many stayed in Europe for a while once the cruise ended... so maybe this weekend we'll start to see a bit more.