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Joined Sep 2010
Our 7-day cruise out of San Juan in January on Carnival was probably the best vacation ever. You've not cruised Carnival before, so your idea that they are a "party" cruiseline is based on rumors. Like one other person said, it's what you make of it. I'm 49 and my husband is 59. Our cruise was romantic and quiet - except for the nights we led the crowd at the Piano Bar! LOL!
The water was so warm. We were swimming in the ocean in the middle of January. I loved Barbados and St Kitts. Hope to do this itin again!
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November 2019: Cuba here we come on the Carnival Sensation!
August 2017: Carnival Victory review Miami/Key West/Cozumel:
January 2011: Carnival Victory review/Southern Caribbean:
May 2004: Carnival Fascination to the Bahamas
August 2002: Princess to Alaska
Stone Mountain GA
9,910 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
My first cruise was for a friends wedding- a three day cruise (party cruise) didn't mind the drunks, they were entertaining (I am a friend of Bill W-27 years now) so I don't drink, my idea of a party, is sitting next to my sweet DH, talking with people we meet on cruises-

Second cruise-7 day- to Belize, Roatan, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. This was our honeymoon (and we are old folks) , so our excursions were laid back, and you know I still keep in touch with a woman I met on that ship, we email each other every other day-
friends for life now.

Now we are looking forward to our 13th cruise-all with Carnival. Don't be afraid of the party-be afraid you might miss out in life. There were so many things that I should have tried, (took my bad attitude 20 years to get to Disney)-

my suggestion-book a 5-7 day cruise, not during holidays, research your ports-and don't book an interior and you will be amazed-
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Past Cruises
Cunard-Queen Mary 1961 NY to Cherbourg
Cunard-Queen Elizabeth 1963 Cherbourg to NY
MWA- Heritage 8/05, 8/06
Carnival- Sensation-10/08
Carnival- Legend 01/10, 9/12, 9/16
Carnival- Fascination 12/10,11/11,10/13,11/14, 9/15
Carnival-Elation 1/14, 1/16, 11/17

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that I have never done before,
and when I have finished something new,
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