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YES so excited for another Willdra review!!! Last one I read was hands down the easiest read I’ve done on CC , so entertaining. Thanks for sharing your adventures and fabulous writing style with us!

 

 

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Oh so waiting for this...April in Paris. We have 8 months to wait for our Horizon adventure.

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We were staying in Paris

To get away from your parents

You look so proud standing there with a frown and a cigarette, posting pictures of yourself on the internet **Paris-The Chainsmokers**

(This song has absolutely nothing to do with anything, it was just stuck in my head the whole time we were in Paris!)

Welcome to Willdra’s Hyperactive Carnival Horizon April 15-22 Cruise Review!

 

TLDR Version (Too Long Didn’t Read): We had a great time, loved the Horizon, and we would do it all over again, twice if we could!

 

P.S. Horizon pictures will follow the Paris portion.

 

Still here? Sweet!!!

 

My husband W and I took this journey as a part of a group cruise that our daughter (A) and her fiancé (Z) take every year. We've sailed with their group before, and we were thrilled that it worked out for us to join them again, especially on the brand new Horizon. It all started out as just the cruise with maybe a couple of days at the end in Barcelona. Somewhere along the way, it morphed into a pre-cruise stay in Paris, then the Horizon Cruise, followed by a post-cruise piece of Barcelona, and a short after party in Paris. Too much? Yep, that's why it's Hyperactive!

 

So A and Z play a super nerdy card game, that you've prolly never heard of, called Magic the Gathering. They also belong to a "Magic Cruise Group" on FB, which is a group of peeps who sail together annually, to play….Magic the Gathering. Woooohooooo!!! This is actually the group's 10th cruise together, so it's become a tradition for them. I’ve never played MTG before, since you have to be smart, and you know, remember things. #toohard

W has played tho and he seems to enjoy it. When he wins. Which isn't that often.

 

After over a year of agonizing, waiting, and planning (I did all of the planning, everyone else just waited), travel day finally arrived! I had an all-day meeting on travel day, so I technically “worked” until 4 (worked=sat in my seat daydreaming and faking attentiveness, which I’m great at).

 

By the time I got to this point I KNEW I had to subscribe! About time someone did a real trip report (though I have appreciated all the shorter pictorials and shorter reviews previously) on the Horizon. Your style is like hearing my own voice dictate a trip report. Plus, DH and I are also an interracial couple. This should be fun. I'll just pull up a chair, a cold beverage, brush up on Magic: The Gathering, and come along for the ride! There's room on the bus, right? ;p:'):'):')

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Really looking forward to reading this. Every time I see one of your reviews I think, "I would like to travel with them. They are just the right amount of normal and just the right amount of fun!" You probably need to come on our Panama Canal Cruise in September. . . just so you know.

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Woo hoo!!! I really enjoy reading your reviews and so happy to see this one, plus BONUS time (Paris, Barcelona), in progress, so I will definitely be following along for the ride. I love your writing style (love the humor) and I've always enjoyed the beautiful pictures you share. A European cruise may be in the cards for us down the road sometime but definitely not in the immediate future, so I really enjoy the reviews of the European itineraries. Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this one.

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Hey Wildra!!! You know we're along for the ride. GREAT start, as always! :D

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YES so excited for another Willdra review!!! Last one I read was hands down the easiest read I’ve done on CC , so entertaining. Thanks for sharing your adventures and fabulous writing style with us!

 

 

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Following along!

 

 

 

Welcome aboard!

 

 

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Oh so waiting for this...April in Paris. We have 8 months to wait for our Horizon adventure.

 

 

 

Thanks and you’re gonna love the Horizon!

 

 

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By the time I got to this point I KNEW I had to subscribe! About time someone did a real trip report (though I have appreciated all the shorter pictorials and shorter reviews previously) on the Horizon. Your style is like hearing my own voice dictate a trip report. Plus, DH and I are also an interracial couple. This should be fun. I'll just pull up a chair, a cold beverage, brush up on Magic: The Gathering, and come along for the ride! There's room on the bus, right? ;p:'):'):')

 

 

 

LOL thanks for hopping on! It’s going to be a bumpy ride! 🤪

 

 

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Yay! I'm happy to follow one of your amazing reviews from the beginning.

 

 

 

Thank you!!

 

 

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Really looking forward to reading this. Every time I see one of your reviews I think, "I would like to travel with them. They are just the right amount of normal and just the right amount of fun!" You probably need to come on our Panama Canal Cruise in September. . . just so you know.

 

 

 

OMG I so want to do Panama Canal!! 🤩🤩 We haven’t quite decided on our fall cruise yet, so maybe...

 

 

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Woo hoo!!! I really enjoy reading your reviews and so happy to see this one, plus BONUS time (Paris, Barcelona), in progress, so I will definitely be following along for the ride. I love your writing style (love the humor) and I've always enjoyed the beautiful pictures you share. A European cruise may be in the cards for us down the road sometime but definitely not in the immediate future, so I really enjoy the reviews of the European itineraries. Thank you in advance for taking the time to do this one.

 

 

 

Thank you so much !! Let me know if you have questions about cruising in Europe. It’s completely different from Caribbean cruising, in the best way!

 

 

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Hey Wildra!!! You know we're along for the ride. GREAT start, as always! :D

 

 

 

Hey Jeff!! So glad you’re here! Now it’s a party!!

 

P.S. Your review is so good!! I’m reading yours more than I’m working on this one!

 

 

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Enjoying the review so far!

 

 

 

Thank you!!!

 

 

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So I'm sitting here eating supper (stir fry; I try to duplicate the Mongolian wok onboard... I get close enough!), anticipating my next cruise in a few-ish weeks, and trying to wile away the hours on cc and up pops a wildra review! Yay!

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You’re an excellent writer, I was in Paris last June & I look forward to reliving my trip through your report! Can’t wait for the Horizon part as well

 

 

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Paris Day Two

 

We slept hard and long, and we woke up lazily. I didn't even open my eyes until 10. W wanted breakfast, but I wasn't motivated enough for that, so he went without me. Once I was sufficiently rested, I got up and showered. There were no washcloths in the rooms, and somehow I don’t think they exist here. So do we just walk around with crusty eyes and chins?? Is that what we’re doing now? Nope. I improvised and used the end of my towel to wash my face. I bring my mesh sponge for the shower, so I was good to go. I didn't even ask W how he managed. I was scared of the answer.

 

 

When I was squeaky clean I went downstairs to meet the squad. We sat around for a while then decided to go find food. We walked up and down the hotel’s street, and settled on Paninis. We took everything back and ate at the hotel because it was easier to spread out.

My Panini

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We hadn't heard from A and Z yet because they were touring museums with friends from the group. I checked the weather, and it was looking ominous, with rain headed our way. We decided to get started and just meet A and Z when they were done. We planned to go to Arc de Triomphe then down Champs Elysees. W mapped our route on the Metro and we left the hotel. We only needed to take 1 train to get there, which was convenient. Sometimes the train system is confusing, but once you do it a couple of times it gets easier. If I can figure it out, a hedgehog can.

 

 

AC and V on the Metro

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After we got to our stop we started walking out, but it took a minute to find our exit. We found it after walking around underground for an uncomfortable amount of time. We exited right in front of the Arc and it was everything! After we took pictures we walked through the tunnel under the Arc to the other side. A and Z were there by that time, so we waited for them to find us then we all strolled down Champs Elysees together.

W and I at the Arc

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W waiting on the women

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AC and V needed to exchange USD for EUR because it never occurred to them that they could not use USD in Paris until we were here (even tho W and I told them several times), so we found a Telex very close. They exchanged their money quickly and we walked around some more. We spent time going in and out of shops that caught our eye. We loved every store that we went into. Paris is really about experience. It’s such a different over the top feel. Extra, but in a great way.

A loves Laduree!

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Nike Paris

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The Paris Disney Store

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