LAMBIE'S review of Nana's MAGIC Halloween cruise

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Cruise Review, with photos: Carnival MAGIC, 10-27-13 through 11-3-13
Cabin: 10201 -- FULLY ACCESSIBLE handicapped cabin on the Lido Deck bow. Obstructed View / 4J cabin
Cabin Steward: Slamet
MDR Dining Table: 470, Northern Lights, early seating
MDR Servers: 'Yotsa', Oliver, and Agung
Maitre D': Metin "007"
Overall rating -- OUTSTANDING!!!

I'm a Platinum cruiser, but this is my first time on the MAGIC. I didn't go to any of the evening shows, nor so I have costume photos -- BUT I invite anyone on this cruise to add their photos of anything they captured!!!

Nana (aged 88) and I went on this cruise and it was my "HER CHOICE" cruise!!! Whatever she wanted, we did!!! She's in a wheelchair 100% of the time, and has early stage Alzheimer's/Dementia, and I wasn't going to leave her alone in the cabin, if she chose to retire early, we BOTH stayed in the cabin -- so life in this review will end about 9pm and will start at sunrise each and every morning!!

We had a BLAST!!! And it was very comfortable and safe for her on this cruise!! I had her wear her Sign and Sail card 100% of the time, just in case she wandered and someone needed to know who she was and where she belonged! But, we stayed together.

Cruise Schedule:
Day 1 and 2: Sea Days
Day 3: Jamaica
Day 4: Caymans
Day 5: Cozumel
Day 6: Sea Day
Day 7: Debark in Galveston

No excursions -- but PLEASE post any comments or photos, if you were there, and want to share with everyone!!!

Never did the ropes course, but LOVED the Waterworks! And the Serenity Deck!!!

Cabin 10201:
As you walk in...


As you step past the bathroom door... notice the ceiling has the fourth bed... the upper. This cabin sleeps up to four.


Turn around and look back at the door. Notice the light switch right by the door, and next to it is where you MUST put your rom key -- so your cabin lights will work. Altho' we discovered that you can use a gift card, a business card, or something that will fit in there...


Opposite the bathroom door, is the "hooks" for your stuff... There are four hooks, two regular ones, and two accessible ones.


The back of the bathroom door also has duplicate "hooks" -- one accessible and one regular. Also, the extra mirror, outside the bathroom has a small shelf. I called this the "brushing station," but the height of the mirror is only for regular, not accessible.

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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






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The cabin was ready for us, as we boarded. We went straight there.

Then we went to the buffets for lunch. I didn't know about Tandoori, or I would have gone straight there. We were quite happy to eat at GOOD EATS buffet! We both found yummy foods and things that were sugar free for Nana, for dessert!

Here she is in her AGGIES cap, looking out at Galveston... waiting for me to bring her some lunch. Little Lambie is looking KEWL in his Carnival outfit and shades, too!



Then we head back to the cabin, to unpack! All of our suitcases had arrived by now.

There was no announcement about where to go for Muster Drill / Safety Drill for those in with special needs -- what we learned was we just go to the regular area for all A4 muster stations, and once there we found a special area for us to group. It was actually very INCONVENIENT!!! It was a hallway, too small for the number of us, with no seats for those who have canes or other special needs. So if you didn't have a wheelchair, you stood, or sat on the floor, and then had help getting up.

After Muster, we went back up to the cabin, and then out the not-so "secret door" to the bow, for sail away...


Look directly up from our deck...


Looking directky down to Deck 9... I almost had a heart attack while these parents lifted and posed there "precious babies" on a railing for a photo. (How can someone be so reckless?? Or maybe, I'm just cautious...)


Now looking to the starboard side...


And to the port side...

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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






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Now for a tour of the bathroom. An essential part of a FULLY ACCESSIBLE cabin. It has a roll in entry. Other cabins can have up to a four inch step up into the bathroom, and a lip on the shower stall floor. And, it is a small foot-print or floor size, but the fully accessible have enough space for a wheelchair to do a 360.

Also, a built in shower seat, a sliding bar to raise and lower the height of the shower head, as well as being a hand held shower, and a mirror that raises and lowers to the need of its user. The only request we would have asked for, is a HIGHER toilet seat. It was too low for Nana to easily get off to stand and transfer back into her chair.






And you can see there is no lip on this shower, instead a grate that becomes the drain. Only once did the shower overflow this drain. We were "anchored" off Georgetown, Grand Cayman, and Nana was in for a longer shower, since she had a sore throat and wanted the steam and heat.

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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






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Great start to the review--can't wait to read the rest!! Thanks for posting!

Really scary those children on the railing! Even if it's not all the way down to the ocean below, falling to even the next deck below could be disatrous! Ugh!

Hopefully there's a wide ledge or something just a few inches below them that's just not visible from this vantage point. Hopefully.
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Fantastic review so far. We're heading off on this itinerary very soon. I can't wait to read more about it (can you finish it by Friday the 15th please? hhahahaha!!)
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lambieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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OK... Now we're out of the channel and the cruise has begun!

Let me give you some additional details about Sunday...

We got to terminal at about 9:15am. We had heard that some guests had received letters that asked them to arrive later, since boarding would be delayed due to Immigrations. I had not received this email, so we left central Texas about 4am. I had pre-arranged parking at Park and Cruise across from the terminal. I love this parking. It's close and it's easy!! Booking on line gives a small price break, and since it had rained ALL THE WAY down on us... I was grateful I had everything pre-arranged!!

Park and Cruise does not have a shuttle, it's a short walk. But with Nana in a wheelchair and still having luggage and carry ons, I went to the terminal to drop Nana and the suitcases off at the curb. The porters were already taking check ins -- so we delivered three suitcases and Nana, and I went across to park the van. It was pouring rain, but she was under cover and I jusy had to walk across the street from Park and Cruise.

By 9:30am we were sitting in the "pre-"waiting room. This is in the terminal, downstairs, just inside the door. We waited by the Special needs line and around 10:00am, they ushered us in to the security check-in.

In Galveston, this checkin is downstairs. You show your boarding pass and passport (or id) and then they scan your carry ons and you walk through the "portal." (One reason they do limit the size of your carry ons, is the scanning machines. Your carry ons have to fit through the scanners. Also, have your computers, iPads, Kindles, etc separated and in the grey "buckets" so they can go through separately. Yes, you do get to keep your shoes on!!! It's similar, but not exactly like the airport. If you have carry on wine or sodas, they'll check them here, too! But you are allowed a bottle of wine or champagne, and a 12 pack of sodas.

Once through security, it's upstairs, where we checked in at VIP. If you're not yet Platinum or Diamond -- the line for check in is standing and proceeding as available, but VIP is seating and then going up to the desk for both keys (sign and sail cards), photos taken, and checkin. There was coffee, decaf, hot water for tea, and lemonade. However -- on this cruise -- and maybe many cruises -- the VIP was overflowing...

We waited and waited and waited. Normally, boarding begins arouund 11 -- or 11:30 at the latest. But noon passed and we were still waiting in the VIP. FINALLY... yippee, they call us and we're off! The walk to the boarding is through the other waiting areas... the Casino guest, the regular guest arranged in areas in order of their check ins. It was a crowded morning and with the wheelchair, a bit difficult. The aisles were full of people standing and carry ons. NOT a pretty or organized sight. I remember thinking this must be how Moses felt leading his people through the wilderness. With grumbling and twists and turns. The other groups we had to walk through, because of the quantity of people waiting -- by this time -- was like the Red Sea -- but not parting for the chosen VIPs... However -- there was no one with weapons chasing us!

It gets to be a small, small world, when we began meeting other cruisers we knew in the lounge. Many I knew were cruising since we had been in contact before the cruise -- but a familiar face and voice came over to me. It was a co-worker from another office. And Walking through the terminal to board, I saw another family -- who surprised us by not telling us they were coming along!!!

With the photos having already been taken, it was just the long criss-cross up the covered gangway, to the ship... YES!!!! My feet were on board!!! HURRAY!!!! It's finally true!!! I booked this cruise over a year ago!!! And NOW, I'm on board.

... Now, we're out of the channel, and I've unpacked the suitcases, and it's early seating dinner. On the first night is much more casual. They understand not everyone has had time to get their suitcase or unpack, so many arrive in the MDR with the same clothes they boarded in. We decided to do the same. Jeans and shirts and a shawl carried -- just in case the MDR is cooler than is comfortable. (It was perfect and the shawl wasn't necessary!)

Dinner is arriving, as you can see, and YUMMY!!! Our table mates are friends from Austin, Roger and Matt, and out server is Yotsathaporn... "Yotsa" is what he uses... THANK HEAVENS! And Oliver is his team helper. We have another server, Agung, of the water, tea, bread, and whatever.

Ceasar Salad


Guacamole and chips


Chilled Soup


Salmon Appetizer

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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






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And for our main courses:

Beef


Talapia


Chicken Breast


The Pasta


And desserts... This is the Sugar-free or Diet Orange Cake


Probably, I don't have to tell you -- the Warm Chocolate Melting Cake

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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






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And my selection... The Crème Brulee



Once back in the cabin, after dinner... We find our towel animal and FunTimes for the next day...


And on the TV, you can turn to the information channel, and keep track of where you are...


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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






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Originally posted by alreadypacked
Great start to the review--can't wait to read the rest!! Thanks for posting!

Really scary those children on the railing! Even if it's not all the way down to the ocean below, falling to even the next deck below could be disatrous! Ugh!

Hopefully there's a wide ledge or something just a few inches below them that's just not visible from this vantage point. Hopefully.
Thank you!!!

I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking this was foolish!! My heart stopped when I saw them...
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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






PLATINUM CRUISER!!!
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Originally posted by Mistyhon
Fantastic review so far. We're heading off on this itinerary very soon. I can't wait to read more about it (can you finish it by Friday the 15th please? hhahahaha!!)
I hope and pray you have a BLAST!!! I enjoyed it all!!! The ports are great -- even if I didn't do any excursions!!

I do have photos of the ship. They will be coming. I wasn't as impressed with the décor of the atrium -- but, it is bright and cheerful!!! Promise to ask me any questions you have if I haven't finished my the 15th... I plan to tho'!!!
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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






PLATINUM CRUISER!!!
138 days on the water... and counting!!!
#13
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by papillon cruiser
Can't wait to read the rest. Subscribing. I love the magic. You would have loved the magic show. The magician they hired is fantastic. Best carnival show I have seen.
I really was sorry I missed this one!!! I'll be back on this ship in September of '14 -- but we never know when they'll change the shows!!
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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






PLATINUM CRUISER!!!
138 days on the water... and counting!!!
#14
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by rob6465
lambieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Goooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv!! !!

We missed you on this cruise!!! but I know you'll have fun on your birthday cruise!!!

I hope to get this review done, soon, but with the photos I took -- and my schedule -- who knows!!

Thanks for reading this!!
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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






PLATINUM CRUISER!!!
138 days on the water... and counting!!!
#16
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Sorry I'm not getting this done very quickly... Work is just getting in the way. I'll aim for more this weekend... I'm sorry!!!
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Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






PLATINUM CRUISER!!!
138 days on the water... and counting!!!
#17
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by dramaqueenjan
cant wait to read more
I know your hometown. I have family in Sacramento and Arcada. I lved in the Bay Area thru High School. How great to see Redding represented!!! I'd love to hear some of your west coast cruises!!! I've only cruised out of Seattle on that coast!!!
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Lambie

Upcoming cruises:

Sept '18 Carnival Legend to Alaska and Vancouver



Dec '18 Carnival Valor to Mexico
Feb '19 Carnival Vista, Panama Canal
April '19 Cunard Queen Mary Two Southampton to NYC
Jan '20 Carnival to Eastern Caribbean


CARNIVAL BREEZE: 2/2018
CARNIVAL GLORY from Miami: BC10 2/2017
CARNIVAL FREEDOM: BC9 2/2016
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2015
CARNIVAL MAGIC: 9/2014: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2103986
CARNIVAL TRIUMPH: January 2014
CARNIVAL MAGIC: Halloween 2013 http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1939839
CARNIVAL CONQUEST from NOLA: 9/2012
CARNIVAL SPIRIT from Seattle: 5/21012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1637107
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: Halloween 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...6#post31309776
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 8/2011:http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1478103
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1357847
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 2/2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1138976
CARNIVAL CONQUEST Back2Back: 9/2009 ~~ 14 days on the CONQUEST...
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 5/09: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=984154
CARNIVAL FANTASY from NOLA: BC2 2/2009
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 12/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=887889
CARNIVAL CONQUEST: 9/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=853102
CARNIVAL ECSTASY: 2/2008: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1380&highlight
RCCL Splendour of the Seas: 2/2007
CARNIVAL ELATION: 2/2006






PLATINUM CRUISER!!!
138 days on the water... and counting!!!
#18
Suriname
330 Posts
Joined Jul 2012
Nice pictures and enjoy reading your review!
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Sailed: Carnival Conquest (1-8 December 2013)
#19
Texas Hill Country
1,154 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Loving your review. Hoping to take my Mom one day too. We had family surprise us on our Triumph cruise 2 weeks ago. We had tried to get them to book, but they said no, they couldn't since they are going in January... I was people watching in the terminal & freaked out when I saw them!!

Can't wait for more. We will be on the Magic for the 3rd time in April.
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MicksMom
4/18 - Freedom - Just the 2 of us
4/17 - Freedom - Just the 2 of us
1/17 - Freedom - Gma, DH, DD & SIL
6/16 - Breeze - Family Reunion cruise
10/15 - Freedom - finally a Halloween Cruise with DH
1/15 - Magic - with DH, Mom's 1st cruise, DD & SIL too
4/14-Magic-No more school ever with DH, DD & SIL
12/13 - Triumph - Xmas & Birthdays with DH, DD & SIL
10/13 - Triumph - 28th Anniv -Surprised by cousins
8/13 - Triumph - Quick Getaway with DH
3/13 - Magic - Cloud 9 Spa with DH
12/12 - Magic - Officially Empty Nesters with DH
8/11 - Ecstasy - Quick Getaway with DH
7/11 - Conquest - with DH, DD & future SIL
10/10 - Conquest - 25th Anniversary with DH
1/10 - Conquest - with DH, DD & future SIL
1/09 - Conquest - with DH & DD
7/07 - RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas - with DH & DD
#20
Missouri
784 Posts
Joined Jul 2011
Can't wait to read more, but it will have to wait a week since we are heading out today for another Elation cruise. Always love your reviews! We were on the Magic in January and loved it. I remember you trying out your new camera that you got, can't wait to see your sunrise pictures!
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