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About ejincali

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  1. Don't care for sweets...so my vote is for the Belvedere Bloody Mary
  2. Yes! Went to Aix on a port call in Marseille. What a great place! Was there for the Saturday morning market.
  3. I'm not sure what the Fun Times said, but pizza and sushi were not staffed in the late afternoon. Just the burgers. Also, on one day the Fun Times said there would be French food on the buffet at lunch time--but in fact there was Caribbean. I asked and was told the Fun Times was wrong. I'm not complaining, the Caribbean food was good, but the Fun Times is not always 100% accurate.
  4. We just had to re-arrange rooms when boarding Elation. We did this in the terminal, it was not so easy, had to talk to a couple of different people. It got done the way we wanted it to, but it did take a while. You can go to Guest Services on the ship, but I noticed they had quite the line on Embarkation day.
  5. Concerning Cheers, we did really well with it. If you enjoy top shelf alcohol, its the way to go. On the hard liquor side, you can have Belvedere Vodka, single malt scotch, nice bourbons. All wines by the glass are included as well. If you're a beer drinker, it will be hard to get your money's worth though. Yes, there is a club for dancing in the evening, but we didn't go. I did see lots of people going in there though.
  6. Thanks for sharing. On a competitive note, Carnival includes Belvedere Vodka, 3 single malt scotches, Makers Mark and Woodford Reserve Bourbons in its Cheers drink package. For that, they never throw it in with a promotion--always needs to be paid separate.
  7. I had 2 on the Elation. Eggplant Caponata on Embarkation Day Lunch, and Seafood Fritter on the Caribbean Buffet Lunch on the Nassau Port Day.
  8. Traveled with a group of 7 (should have been 8, had one illness). We had to do some re-arranging of rooms, all this was done in advance on the phone with Carnival, got to the port--disaster. Took several people and a bunch of time to do what should have already been done. Yes, we all got on, but definitely not a good start. Didn't like Port Canaveral. Long drive from the airport, not much going on. Prefer Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. Bought Cheers, needed a drink after that ordeal, lobby bartenders were pretty grumpy. Headed to the pool area for happier times, crowded, but at least the staff had their happy faces on. Our room E193 ocean view was cramped, but kept clean. We were right under a restaurant. Big noises in the early AM. Why??? This restaurant only served breakfast on the last day. MDR dinners were a highlight of the cruise for us. Good service and food. All 7 of us always got seated (anytime dining) at a round table within 10 minutes. Buffet food was surprisingly good, lines amazingly long. Sometimes they shut a line down with people still in it! At least there's a bar in the buffet area--staffed by a great bartender. Comedy shows were the entertainment highlight of the cruise for us. Both comedians were great. Music on the ship is below average. NCL hires better musicians. On sea day the pool was PACKED! As in you can't even move in the pool. Chairs near the pool all claimed by 10--but plenty of chairs one flight up. Stayed on the ship on Nassau day, enjoyed the lack of crowds. Freeport, traveled by broken down taxi for $7 per person to Taino Beach. For a $5.75 admission charge, the beach has chairs and is kept clean. Enjoyed our beach time there. When you get back on the ship in the late afternoon, the only food available is burgers!?! I understand the galley must prep for dinner, but can't they at least keep the salad bar open? I've included some menu pics. Happy to answer any questions.
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