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Our 25th Anniversary Adventure - Baja Mexico & Hawaii on the Inspiration & Splendor

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Great review as always!  Looking forward to more.  Thank you!

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Wow, Patty looks great! She looks like she’s lost a lot of weight. Happy Anniversary to both of you! We’re celebrating our 25th this year too and taking a Christmas cruise on the Breeze with all the kids. Thanks for taking the time to post another great review!

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I’m starving, so I am going to head to Guy’s and then head over to the Red Frog Rum Bar for my first Thirsty Frog. Patti is going to take some pictures, grab her lunch, then meet me there. Patti checks out the buffet offerings…..

 

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Here is the salad bar…..

 

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Here are some desserts…..

 

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To be continued…..

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Patti passes the Deli…..

 

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Guy’s Burgers and the Toppings Bar…..

 

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The Sweet Spot…..

 

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One of several beverage stations on the Lido Deck…..

 

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To be continued…..

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Here is the Lido Pool and towel station…..

 

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The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar……

 

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Patti heads up to Deck 11 and takes these shots around the Lido Pool area…..

 

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The smoking section is up here on the starboard side…..

 

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To be continued…..

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Here are some shots of the port area and Long Beach…..

 

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Here is the info for Cheers and Bottomless Bubbles…..

 

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Patti has reached the Red Frog Rum Bar…..

 

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She has gotten a turkey wrap from the deli and is enjoying her first drink of the cruise, a mocha chocolate getaway!

 

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To be continued…..

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12 hours ago, JAXCRUISER said:

Great review as always!  Looking forward to more.  Thank you!

 

Thanks for following along once again! :classic_cool:

 

12 hours ago, Jerseygirl1416 said:

Wow, Patty looks great! She looks like she’s lost a lot of weight. Happy Anniversary to both of you! We’re celebrating our 25th this year too and taking a Christmas cruise on the Breeze with all the kids. Thanks for taking the time to post another great review!

Thank you so much! Patti has dropped a lot of weight in the past year mostly due to walking a lot at her job at Target, and eating better. She thanks you for noticing! Congrats on your 25th Anniversary. May you have many, many more! :classic_smile:

 

 

9 hours ago, Saint Greg said:

 

Happy Anniversary! 

 

This is all I can think about with these pictures.

 

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/2e8156c6-aaf0-4350-8392-8b85779d8fa7

 

 

Thanks Greg! That clip just about sums it up! :classic_biggrin:

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The Penne Ham is the food my husband heads for on sail away day. He loves that above all else.

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1 hour ago, fyree39 said:

The Penne Ham is the food my husband heads for on sail away day. He loves that above all else.

 

Everybody has their favorites. I usually go for a Guy's Burger, but don't eat any more the rest of the cruise. Patti loves the turkey wraps from the deli. 😎

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3 minutes ago, Jamman54 said:

 

Everybody has their favorites. I usually go for a Guy's Burger, but don't eat any more the rest of the cruise. Patti loves the turkey wraps from the deli. 😎

I have to pace myself with the Guy's burgers.  I love them and the Quattro formagi pizza equally. <-----Did I spell formagi right?

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Patti leaves me at the Red Frog Rum Bar to continue on her photo tour. Here are a few random shots…..

 

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Patti passes the Blue Iguana Cantina. Breakfast hours are 7:00 to 10:30, Lunch is 12:00 to 3:30 on port days, and 12:00 to 2:30 on sea days…..

 

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Patti makes her way up to Water Works which is located on Deck 11 aft…..

 

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She’s looking down on the Serenity area located on Deck 9 aft…..

 

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Here’s a view of the Lido Restaurant outside seating all the way aft on Deck 10 port side. The same seating is available on the starboard side as well……

 

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Here are a few more Long Beach and harbor views…..

 

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Patti took some telephoto shots of some of the places we visited in Long Beach…..

 

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Here are a few more port area views…..

 

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Patti climbed up to Deck 12 and got these shots of Water Works…..

 

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The Lido stage and pool from up on Deck 12…..

 

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Chess anyone?

 

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Patti catches me zoning out at the Red Frog Rum Bar…..

 

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Looking own to the Atrium Lobby…..

 

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Looking up to the Atrium skylight…..

 

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Patti visits Spa Carnival on Deck 12 forward……

 

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This is the Women’s locker room…..

 

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Here are the Women’s steam and sauna rooms…..

 

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Here are some views of the well equipped gym…..

 

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Patti next visits Camp Ocean……

 

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Although I've been on this ship a few times, it's always a pleasure to see it again through Patti's viewfinder. 🙂

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Posted (edited)
20 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

The Long Beach Cruise Terminal is really spacious and incredible.

Our last cruise out of LB was in Sep 2017, so we just missed seeing it completed. We go to go through the construction. It looks nice and spacious.

20 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

We have a chair!

I do miss the couch when we sail on the smaller ships.

 

Lots of great pics as always. 

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So excited for your post and glad to have found it. I read your carnival fascination one a while back before my cruise on another fantasy class ship and it was so informative. I will be on carnival splendor in 12 days and am so excited for the pics of the ship!

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I live in Long Beach but it's quite a large city so I'm far away from Downtown and the Carnival Cruise Port.  I have also enjoyed staying at the Hilton for a weekend stay cation when there was a great quilt show at the convention center.  Shoreline Village, The Pike and Belmont Shore are all good places to visit while staying in Downtown.  I've so,enjoyed your wonderful and detailed trip report so far and can't wait for more!!!!

 

I'll be sailing on Carnival Splendor in July for a 7 day Mexican Riveria so I'm really looking forward to you boarding that ship and all your wife's wonderful pictures.

 

Thank You, Angela

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Happy Anniversary!  What a great way to celebrate. 

 

We will be cruising out of Long Beach next year with a 4-day cruise on the Inspiration, and a 7-day Panorama cruise.  We're also considering staying on the Queen Mary between the two cruises.  It will be our first time out of Long Beach, and all of the ports will be new.  Hawaii is on our bucket list for retirement.

 

Looking forward to another great review.

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Hi!

 

It was nice seeing the Inspiration again.  🙂 Our first ever cruise that lead to my severe cruising addiction....

 

Looking forward to the rest of your review.  I will miss the Splendor when she leaves Long Beach.

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Great pictures and review.  I am looking forward to more.

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