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Butterbean1000

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About Butterbean1000

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    Flowery Branch, GA
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean
  1. Butterbean1000

    Nachi Cocum vs Mr Sanchos

    Neither one has a heated pool. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Forums mobile app
  2. Butterbean1000

    Nachi Cocum vs Mr Sanchos

    We have just returned from a western cruise which included Cozumel. Our previous 3 trips there we went to Nachi Cocum. This past cruise we thought we would mix it up and go to Mr Sanchos. This is just our opinion, the hands down winner is Nachi Cocum. Both are all inconclusive. Here is my comparison. Nachi is so much more laid back. There is lots of space between you and other guests. There is plenty of beach to share. Each set of lounge chairs has its own thatched "umbrella". You are served an appetizer. When you are ready for lunch, you can go to a large open dinning area or you can choose to eat pool side or at the beach. The food is comparable to Sanchos. The drinks are very good and you can order shots. Mr Sanchos extremely crowded. Lounge chairs are lined side by side, double rows right at waters edge. There is no room to walk in between chairs to get to the water. There are tables right behind the loungers for eating, drinking, etc. The drinks at Mr Sanchos are extremely watered down. You cannot order shots. The food is ok and plentiful. You can eat from the buffet or order from the menu. Both have "extras" for additional fees. Massages, ski jets, etc. Both have pools and a swim up bar. Mr Sanchos has 2 pools. Nachi has a hot tub. Mr Sanchos also has a water playground for an additional charge. Kids and young adults seem to really enjoy that. Sanchos is more of a very crowed party, Nachi is more relaxing and laid back. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  3. Butterbean1000

    Just off Magic

    That was our itinerary, but I didn't save the Fun Times. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  4. Butterbean1000

    Just off Magic

    Good luck with your surgery! Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  5. Butterbean1000

    Just off Magic

    We had a wonderful Western Caribbean cruise last week. There were 8 of us. The following are my thoughts and my thoughts only. The ship: the Magic was beautiful. We always saw someone cleaning. Most venues were easy to access. There were some lines, but we learned fast which venues and times to avoid. The crew: we met our steward soon after they opened the rooms on embarkation day. That was the last time we saw him. Don't get me wrong, I dont have to have daily interaction with our steward. I just found this unusual. I chose evening service and that was fine. We ran into some chair hogging on our last sea day. Chairs were saved with a flip flop for well over two hours. We complained to a crew member who did not want to do anything. She finally said she would put a sticker on the chairs, but the clock would start over at 40 minutes. I said never mind. They showed up 1/2 later and took their flip flops having never used the chairs! WTH? Other cruise members were extremely friendly and helpful. I am waiting on a hip replacement so I used a knee scooter and a cane to get around. The crew was so helpful. One morning I had an officer get me a bowl of grits. I didnt ask, he offered. We bought a spa pass so we spent a lot of time in the spa. The spa personnel were friendly and attentive. I can't say enough about the thelossotheropy pool-heaven. My husband bought me a message for Christmas. It was wonderfu! Guess what!? She didn't try to sell me anything! The food and dining. Ugh. I wish I could have some better things to say. We ate in the MDR most nights. The service was good, the food, not so much. The quality has really tanked. We had some good dishes, but it was hit or miss. We ate at the Italian restaurant one night - meh. I got linguini and clams, it was way too salty. My husband got the fettuccini alfredo, he said it was ok. Twice during the height of breakfast, they decide to clean the coffee machines. No coffee for breakfast! Because of my mobility issues, it was easier for us to eat breakfast on lido. They were constantly running out of food. One day they would run out of French toast. Another day, they would run out of eggs Benedict. (I always get this because I can get a real egg without having to go to the omelette line). They ran out of potatoes a couple if times. The answer was always the same "it'll be 10 minutes". They know its breakfast time, I would think they would have a back up. But, oh well, I survived. The high spots were Guy's, always a crowd pleaser. Blue Iguana, and Tandoori. The pizza was ok. Entertainment. Like i said, I had mobility issues so we only saw one show, it just wasn't worth the hassel. We saw Flick. We enjoyed it. We tried to get into a comedy show. Again, it was just too crowded for me to try to get in. Anyway, like I said, we had a wonderful cruise. We are already planning our next one. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  6. Butterbean1000

    Hair questions....

    I don't fight it any more. As said before, good shampoo, conditioner, product and humidity fighting hairspray helps. Most times, my hair winds up on top of my head in a (messy) bun. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Forums mobile app
  7. Butterbean1000

    YTD pagers range

    We usually wait at the Atrium bar. We have always gotten the notification. This has been on many different ships.
  8. Butterbean1000

    Warning FunShop Orders May Have Delivery Charges

    I ordered water and vodka a few weeks ago and was not charged a delivery fee. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  9. Butterbean1000

    Topher the Dog....Grand Turk

    Topher is the best thing about Jack's Shack. We were not impressed with anything else. Way over hyped, IMO. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  10. Butterbean1000

    What food is a must not miss.

    Ditto the cold fruit soups.
  11. Butterbean1000

    Rocking on the Magic

    Take care of the Magic. We'll be embarking after you debark Saturday. I hope the seas calm down for you ASAP. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Forums mobile app
  12. Butterbean1000

    Nassau-what to do?

    John Whatling's Rum Distillery and then Junkanoo Beach.
  13. Butterbean1000

    Favorite cocktail !!!

    Dirty martini, blue cheese stuffed olives at the Alchemy Bar.
  14. Has anyone seen this? I was watching TMZ in the work breakroom. Apparently Joel Taylor from Storm Chasers is o ne of the dead. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
  15. Butterbean1000

    To smoke or not to smoke.

    I am very anti cigarette smoke, but i dont have an issue with ecigs. There was someone smoking one on Lido during a sail away once and not one person complained. Sent from my SM-G950U using Forums mobile app
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