LAMBIE'S review of Nana's MAGIC Halloween cruise

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 07:15 PM.
#61
Ridgewood, NJ & Lake Sacandaga, NY
5,608 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Originally posted by LambKnuckles
THANK YOU for reading my reviews!!

You MUST be hallucinating... I don't see it say that...

I see it says MAGIC!!! ...at least it does now...

I must have had a senior moment!!! --- errrr... I mean YOU must have...
You're trying to TRICK ME!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Horizon '92 CCL Destiny '98 CCL Sensation '99 Zenith '99,CCL Celebration '00,CCL Destiny '00,CCL Fascination '01,Horizon '01,CCL Triumph '01,CCL Triumph '02,Zenith '02,CCL Spirit '03,CCL Legend '03,CCL Imagination '04,NCL Dawn '04,Voyager of the Seas '04,Island Princess '05,CCL Triumph '05,Voyager of the Seas '05,CCL Victory 1/06 & 8/06,Empress of the Seas 10/06,CCL Spirit,1/07,NCL Dawn CTN 5/07,CCL Victory 7/07,NCL Spirit CTN 9/07, Crown Princess 10/07,CCL Spirit NY Giants Super Bowl Cruise 2/08,CCL Miracle 9/08, CCL Dream 11/09,CCL Miracle 5/10,CCL Miracle 5/11,CCL Miracle 2/13 (farewell cruise before she goes out west) CCL Splendor 5/13,CCL Splendor 2/14,CCL Splendor 5/14 CCL Liberty 1/16& 1/24/15 B2B,CCL Pride 5/10 & 5/17/15 B2B,CCL Pride Journeys 3/16,CCL Sunshine 9/17,CCL Pride Journeys 1/18.

#62
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
TUESDAY MORNING... our second Sea Day... Again I woke in time for the sunrise!! I've learned to check the TV to see how windy it is outside. It's very convenient.



Sixty-nine point five -- I think that's just about 50 mph... my hair got so tangled yesterday -- I think I'll wear a scarf, this morning!!

And here is where we are...



I wonder if I can strain my eyes and see Cuba??? Nope, I've tried in the past and with the curvature of the earth, and vision, etc... I've been told we just get close enough to see it -- it's just too far away!!!

This is what the Bow Cam is showing on the TV --



the sunrise is just off to the portside a bit more... Let me open the curtains to see what's there...



so let's head outside!!

The sunrise is not spectacular, but you know, it's like everything in life, you have great times and low times and just regular, every-day times -- but they're all GOOD and as SPECIAL as you perceive them!! And just standing on the bow -- feeling the wind on my face -- and experiencing the sunrise was OUTSTANDING!!! Plus, the colors I saw -- the ones in through my eyes to my brain -- are always better than the one the camera captures. It's the emotion I felt standing there, the feeling I had, that colors my memory, and gave me a peaceful, fulfilled feeling that morning I was there.

It's not quite ready to rise -- or maybe it has, but that cloud bank is blocking us from seeing it...



I believe this is the end of the sun peeking in and out of the cloud bank...



Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#63
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
There's a group on this cruise, the CRAZIES, who meet and sit in a specific area of the Lido deck... and this is where we stopped for our morning coffee, and waited for the MDR Sea Day Brunch to open.


(If you go in a group -- find an area, that you all can agree upon. And whenever you're just sitting, just reading, just napping, just smoking... this is where you'll be. It's good to have a place where other familiar faces will stop and chat and relax.) The Lido deck, mid-ship, at the beach pool has smoking on the port side (left), so this is where the CRAZIES stop and sit.

Nana, being diabetic, does need to eat something, so let's go look at the buffets that are already open. Just something quick and small. Let's wander and see what's what this morning...



I'm not thinking Oatmeal... I make mine a bit 'drier' than mush... But they do have it available...



If I want to stand in line for about four minutes, I can have a custom made-to-order omelet...


Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#64
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Now, it's just passed 8:30, let's take the aft elevators to the MDR on Deck 3 and have Brunch...

I see there's already a line -- not too bad and they seat us pretty quickly. We wait about 4 or 5 minutes... but there are plenty of others to chat with, so the time really does go quickly.



Because of the wheelchair, there are only a few convenient places to seat us. Each morning we get a table on the port side. It's easy to let Nana stay in her chair and still get in and out and not be a hindrance to foot traffic around us.





There's a bread basket on each table, with butter, waiting for us as we sit.



Here's the menu... what do we want?


Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#65
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007

Now question... Nana wants eggs benedict. And we order it with the ham to the side, so I can cut it easily for her.


Nana is so impressed how the waiters just wander through, fully loaded with dishes or meals...



Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#66
Indianapolis
404 Posts
Joined May 2008
Absolutely LOVE this ship! We cruised on her for the Transatlantic from Barcelona to Galveston! Maybe someday I'll be back on her but I'll get my fill by boarding the Legend on Sunday!!

5 days to sailing!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
UPCOMING - 10/24/14 Carnival Splendor - NYC to San Juan
Carnival Legend - 11/17/13 - Exotic Western Caribbean
Zaandam - HAL - 5/13 - Northbound Alaskan with 2 days in Denali after!
Carnival Magic 10/28/11 - Transatlantic - Carnival Magic!!!
Carnival Freedom 10/23/10 West. Car. - Cozumel, Costa Rica and Panama
Carnival Spirit 11/27/09 - Mexican Riviera
Carnival Liberty 11/08 - Eastern Caribbean
Carnival Imagination 12/04 - Western Caribbean
Carnival Victory 11/03 - Western Caribbean

#67
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by GoofyDog
Absolutely LOVE this ship! We cruised on her for the Transatlantic from Barcelona to Galveston! Maybe someday I'll be back on her but I'll get my fill by boarding the Legend on Sunday!!

5 days to sailing!
If you come back to peek and have a moment... tell me about a TA. Did you LOVE it??? Did you have a balcony? Is that necessary? Did you mind not hitting land for more than 2 days? I realized that's the longest I've ever been on Sea, without a port. How is that? How many days do you go without a port? How are the weather and waves when you out there, mid-Atlantic?

I truly want to do this. And I will!!! Just want some insight!

And yes... HAVE A BLAST on the Legend!!! And tell us all about it when you return!!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#68
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
After Brunch... there's LOTS to do... in the FunTimes: Designer Watch Sale, trivia, Bean Bag Toss, Kickball, Design your own gold jewelry, Mini Golf Tourney, Diamond and Gemstone Seminar, Food and Wine pairing, Pumpkin carving (since it's Halloween cruise), Digital Scavenger Hunt, Game of Love (Marriage Game), BINGO, Quarterback toss, Tea Time, etc...

What Nana decided we should do is wander around... So let's go:

Here's the bow web cam. What we see on TV and at home.



The bridge from Deck 10 -- Can you see the window in the floor, for the Captain to see down???


This is my "perch" when I stand in the wind and just experience the feeling of sailing!!! Deck 10, forward... and right outside our cabin window!!!


Looking up from my perch...

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#69
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
We had been told, before the cruise, that Carnival didn't have Capt Morgan rum anymore... But they do and I was told they have no plans to drop the line...


The video arcade:



The birds in the art work in the stateroom hallways -- are these called passageways???



Looking out from aft, Deck 11


Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#70
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
We met a familiar face while wandering!!!


Lido Deck buffets are always busy when they are open!!!


The beverage stations look like this.


Going down the glass elevators -- the Lobby Bar.


And looking up from the Lobby Bar.


Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#71
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
... And more photos ... random ...

Some of the library from after dinner on Elegant Evening:





More bird art from the passageways:





They just look so happy and colorful. They make me smile!





Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#72
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007

On Deck 10, Lido, lunch is beginning...







YUMMY, yummy French fries...



And some GREAT Potato Salad and Coleslaw!



Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#73
Ridgewood, NJ & Lake Sacandaga, NY
5,608 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Oh, Lambie, I agree. I am very, very, VERY picky about potato salad. I either LOVE it or I HATE it. And I LOVE Carnival potato salad from the grill!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Horizon '92 CCL Destiny '98 CCL Sensation '99 Zenith '99,CCL Celebration '00,CCL Destiny '00,CCL Fascination '01,Horizon '01,CCL Triumph '01,CCL Triumph '02,Zenith '02,CCL Spirit '03,CCL Legend '03,CCL Imagination '04,NCL Dawn '04,Voyager of the Seas '04,Island Princess '05,CCL Triumph '05,Voyager of the Seas '05,CCL Victory 1/06 & 8/06,Empress of the Seas 10/06,CCL Spirit,1/07,NCL Dawn CTN 5/07,CCL Victory 7/07,NCL Spirit CTN 9/07, Crown Princess 10/07,CCL Spirit NY Giants Super Bowl Cruise 2/08,CCL Miracle 9/08, CCL Dream 11/09,CCL Miracle 5/10,CCL Miracle 5/11,CCL Miracle 2/13 (farewell cruise before she goes out west) CCL Splendor 5/13,CCL Splendor 2/14,CCL Splendor 5/14 CCL Liberty 1/16& 1/24/15 B2B,CCL Pride 5/10 & 5/17/15 B2B,CCL Pride Journeys 3/16,CCL Sunshine 9/17,CCL Pride Journeys 1/18.

#76
Austin, TX
7 Posts
Joined Oct 2010
The sunrise is not spectacular, but you know, it's like everything in life, you have great times and low times and just regular, every-day times -- but they're all GOOD and as SPECIAL as you perceive them!! And just standing on the bow -- feeling the wind on my face -- and experiencing the sunrise was OUTSTANDING!!! Plus, the colors I saw -- the ones in through my eyes to my brain -- are always better than the one the camera captures. It's the emotion I felt standing there, the feeling I had, that colors my memory, and gave me a peaceful, fulfilled feeling that morning I was there.
beautiful thought... love your report. we are on the Magic Thanksgiving week. Can't wait.
#77
Ridgewood, NJ & Lake Sacandaga, NY
5,608 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
The sunrise is not spectacular, but you know, it's like everything in life, you have great times and low times and just regular, every-day times -- but they're all GOOD and as SPECIAL as you perceive them!! And just standing on the bow -- feeling the wind on my face -- and experiencing the sunrise was OUTSTANDING!!! Plus, the colors I saw -- the ones in through my eyes to my brain -- are always better than the one the camera captures. It's the emotion I felt standing there, the feeling I had, that colors my memory, and gave me a peaceful, fulfilled feeling that morning I was there.
What brilliant thoughts and something to ponder and apply to life... Truly wonderful and insightful what you have put into words... Thank you.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Horizon '92 CCL Destiny '98 CCL Sensation '99 Zenith '99,CCL Celebration '00,CCL Destiny '00,CCL Fascination '01,Horizon '01,CCL Triumph '01,CCL Triumph '02,Zenith '02,CCL Spirit '03,CCL Legend '03,CCL Imagination '04,NCL Dawn '04,Voyager of the Seas '04,Island Princess '05,CCL Triumph '05,Voyager of the Seas '05,CCL Victory 1/06 & 8/06,Empress of the Seas 10/06,CCL Spirit,1/07,NCL Dawn CTN 5/07,CCL Victory 7/07,NCL Spirit CTN 9/07, Crown Princess 10/07,CCL Spirit NY Giants Super Bowl Cruise 2/08,CCL Miracle 9/08, CCL Dream 11/09,CCL Miracle 5/10,CCL Miracle 5/11,CCL Miracle 2/13 (farewell cruise before she goes out west) CCL Splendor 5/13,CCL Splendor 2/14,CCL Splendor 5/14 CCL Liberty 1/16& 1/24/15 B2B,CCL Pride 5/10 & 5/17/15 B2B,CCL Pride Journeys 3/16,CCL Sunshine 9/17,CCL Pride Journeys 1/18.

#78
Ridgewood, NJ & Lake Sacandaga, NY
5,608 Posts
Joined Jan 2005
Sometimes it is very amazing the lessons you can be taught later in life by "complete strangers."
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Horizon '92 CCL Destiny '98 CCL Sensation '99 Zenith '99,CCL Celebration '00,CCL Destiny '00,CCL Fascination '01,Horizon '01,CCL Triumph '01,CCL Triumph '02,Zenith '02,CCL Spirit '03,CCL Legend '03,CCL Imagination '04,NCL Dawn '04,Voyager of the Seas '04,Island Princess '05,CCL Triumph '05,Voyager of the Seas '05,CCL Victory 1/06 & 8/06,Empress of the Seas 10/06,CCL Spirit,1/07,NCL Dawn CTN 5/07,CCL Victory 7/07,NCL Spirit CTN 9/07, Crown Princess 10/07,CCL Spirit NY Giants Super Bowl Cruise 2/08,CCL Miracle 9/08, CCL Dream 11/09,CCL Miracle 5/10,CCL Miracle 5/11,CCL Miracle 2/13 (farewell cruise before she goes out west) CCL Splendor 5/13,CCL Splendor 2/14,CCL Splendor 5/14 CCL Liberty 1/16& 1/24/15 B2B,CCL Pride 5/10 & 5/17/15 B2B,CCL Pride Journeys 3/16,CCL Sunshine 9/17,CCL Pride Journeys 1/18.

#79
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by Crusin Karen
Oh, Lambie, I agree. I am very, very, VERY picky about potato salad. I either LOVE it or I HATE it. And I LOVE Carnival potato salad from the grill!
I know... I add a bit of salt -- and this potato salad is delicious!!! The chucks of potato are big and they add a bit of sour cream. OUTSTANDING!!!



Originally posted by Crusin Karen
What brilliant thoughts and something to ponder and apply to life... Truly wonderful and insightful what you have put into words... Thank you.
THANK YOU...
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!
#80
70,856 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
Originally posted by dramaqueenjan
Great pics Thank You
You're welcome... I know I didn't see everything on the ship!!! But, I tried to capture lots!!

Originally posted by dramaqueenjan
What deck has the door to the SECRET deck?
OK... the "Secret Doors" which I call the the not-so-secret-doors... are the ones people refer to as the doors to the bow. The forward, small decks that can only be reached through these doors.

On Deck 11, they're straight forward, through the cabin passageway, and out to the bow deck.
On Deck 10, they are port and starboard, and go out on the sides -- all the way forward in the guest cabins hallways.
On Deck 9, they are all the way forward, and go out, straight ahead. Deck 9 is directly over the Bridge -- so there are "wings" on each side that give a great view of the sides of the ship and ability to look back, if that's where the sunrise or sunset is...
(Decks 9 and 10 are "attached" with an outside stairway that is in the center.)
On Deck 7, they are straight forward.
And Deck 6 and 7 are connected with outside stairs...
Those are the ones I'm aware of...

These are the decks, where you can stand and feel the wind... You're right on the bow... face forward and feeling the ship cut through space. The wind factor is the highest!!!

On Deck 3... this is the "Crew Beach." It's their private area. This is only accessible with a crew member -- UNLESS you take the Behind the Scene Tour on the final Sea Day.

Our table mate in the MDR did this and he loved it!!! I've taken this tour on the CONQUEST and loved it!! The "Crew Beach" has a bell on the bow that was rung at Christening and Maiden Voyage. Also an anchor that is strictly show (guests expect to see one.) They explained this to him on the tour!

Another one of our group had her mom's ashes dropped at sea on this voyage -- and it was from a restricted deck, too! ... more aft. I was able to go, since Mom's in a wheelchair, but I've seen the photos and heard her story! You go through Carnival to do this.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
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!!!