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Our Carnival Sunrise B2B to Bermuda?? & New England / Canada (with pics) – 9/16/2019.


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On 11/11/2019 at 10:38 PM, Hooked! said:

Thank you both again for all of the pics and for taking the time to report. I really enjoyed reading your final thoughts on this one and thought that they were very fair. I sailed on the Sunshine not long after she was refurbished, during spring break (I’m a teacher, so yep, I’m pretty limited to those dreadful peak times!) and definitely wouldn’t do *that* again! 😬 I’m glad to see that the Sunrise has been tweaked a bit, especially in the layout of the Limelight Lounge and in keeping the aft pool (though I agree removing the retractable roof is a bit puzzling). 

 

Fingers crossed your surgeries go well, and that you have enough left in the bank to make it to NOLA next spring! 🙂

 

Megan 

 

Hey Megan! Thanks for jumping on board once again and for your kind words. I try to do a balanced review, and call them as I see them. Patti and I can pretty much adjust to any situation.

 

For many years we were also tied to the "peak " periods, so now that we're not it's a different ballgame. You'll get there some day. 😀

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5 hours ago, teacher34 said:

Thanks again, Jamman for such a wonderful review. I was so impressed with your summation of the ship. You have the ability to point out the pros and cons without being negative or mean. You did a fabulous job. They truly ought to put you on the payroll at Carnival. 

Your writing style along with Patty’s pictures make the review seem as though the readers are there with you. I have been reading your reviews for years and if possible, they only get better !i can’t begin to imagine all the hours you put into these reviews, but please know they are greatly appreciated ! Thank you and Patty again.

by the way, don’t worry about your cataract surgery. I had it done on both my eyes when I was only 50, but it made a world of difference ! Wishing you luck. 

 

Thanks so much for reading and for your kind words. It's posts like these that make it all  worthwhile. Also thanks for the surgery wishes. Everyone tells me it's easy peasy. 😀

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33 minutes ago, pghsteelerfan said:

Jeff (and Patti too), I always enjoy a good Jamman54 review, and Patti, I love seeing your great pictures.  It took me a while to get through this one since we were in FL for 11 days from mid-October and just getting settled back in at home.  But I'm sure you know all about that.  I'm really sorry that you didn't get to Bermuda this time around, but this was still an awesome review.  I do hope you can make it work to go on Glory out of New Orleans.  We've been to NOLA twice (land vacations, not cruising) and LOVE it.  I can't wait to get back & am hoping to cruise from there.  I know it's year away but I'm already looking forward to your review of your Mardi Gras cruise.  That is going to be a beautiful ship and I can't wait to see what she looks like.  Thank you again for another review and for helping with these major cruise withdrawals I'm going through.  Last was in Sep. 2015, but there is light at the end of the tunnel...Carnival Magic next May. 

Holly 

 

Hey Holly! I knew you would be stopping by. We didn't realize that you hadn't cruised in so long. You'll have a great time on the Magic. We'll find a way to make NOLA work, and besides, the Glory is Patti's favorite ship. 

 

As always, thanks for your support and kind words, it means the world to us! 😀

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On 10/26/2019 at 3:57 PM, Jamman54 said:

It’s time to find a Husband Daycare facility. This is one we’ve never used before, Stayner’s Wharf…..

 

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Once I’m settled in, Patti heads out to continue her walk. This is a Halifax Directory…..

 

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Patti browses through the shops at the Historic Properties Privateers Wharf…..

 

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Patti then hikes up the hill to the Citadel…..

 

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To be continued…..

Oh, how I need one of those shirts!  Love it and loving your review as always.

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22 hours ago, peteandpris said:

Thanks again for a great review, wishing you and Patti the best.

 

Thanks for reading! Glad you enjoyed it. 😎

 

22 hours ago, Rockypoint said:

Oh, how I need one of those shirts!  Love it and loving your review as always.

 

Thanks for following along again! 😁

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Great read Jeff. Back in 2014 while I was on the Royal Princess I did Peggy's Cove and I just walked around in the Market place next to Pier 21 in Halifax. Next time while I'm in Halifax, I'll take a walk down the Harbourwalk. In St. John I just went to the tent market and did some shopping since it was raining. 

 

BTW what was the last shot with the pink stuff in it?

 

Still need to catch up...….

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10 hours ago, Princess Cruiser27 said:

Great read Jeff. Back in 2014 while I was on the Royal Princess I did Peggy's Cove and I just walked around in the Market place next to Pier 21 in Halifax. Next time while I'm in Halifax, I'll take a walk down the Harbourwalk. In St. John I just went to the tent market and did some shopping since it was raining. 

 

BTW what was the last shot with the pink stuff in it?

 

Still need to catch up...….

 

Hey Barb! Halifax and Saint John are very walkable cities which we like. As for what was in the shot, I have no idea. Yoki would bring them and we would drink them! 😀

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9 minutes ago, mikayla73 said:

Jeff - Thanks for the great review and to Patti for all the pics! We're doing our first every B2B on the Sunrise soon, so I was glad to read your review.

 

Thanks for reading and we hope we helped with your planning.  B2B cruises are so much fun.  Congrats! 😀

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Just an update. We have decided to push back our NOLA cruises a year or two. Instead, we have added a 9 day Journeys cruise on May 25th from NYC to Bermuda (overnight), Half Moon Cay, & Nassau on the Sunrise. I think we'll make it to Bermuda this time! 😀

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Hi Jamman54.  I have been away from CC for a while now, because I cannot cruise or even travel at this point in life (for now), so felt that I cannot add much to the commentary here, however I do want to say that I still follow some reviews, and have followed yours and your wife Patty.  Have very much enjoyed them as always, and especially love your reviews of Canada cruises, as I am quite fond of that destination! LOL.  I do hope that things work out for you with respect to Bermuda.  It is a lovely place . One I hope to eventually get back to.  Just wanted to say, thanks for the wonderful reviews and Patty's photos.

 

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8 hours ago, SMSACE6 said:

Hi Jamman54.  I have been away from CC for a while now, because I cannot cruise or even travel at this point in life (for now), so felt that I cannot add much to the commentary here, however I do want to say that I still follow some reviews, and have followed yours and your wife Patty.  Have very much enjoyed them as always, and especially love your reviews of Canada cruises, as I am quite fond of that destination! LOL.  I do hope that things work out for you with respect to Bermuda.  It is a lovely place . One I hope to eventually get back to.  Just wanted to say, thanks for the wonderful reviews and Patty's photos.

 

 

Thanks for continuing to follow our reviews and for your kind words. We hope that in the near future you will be able to travel and cruise again. 😎

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  • 4 weeks later...

It has been awhile since I've been on CC boards so catching up on some of the reviews from some of my favorite reviewers. Charleston is my home port and loved seeing the photos. You and Patti did well covering some of the area for a few hours but still a lot more to check out if you visit again in the future.🙂 Hate that you guys missed Bermuda but looks like you got another cruise planned there.  Also enjoyed the New England/Canada cruise part of your review.  That cruise and Bermuda are on my list of where I need to cruise to next in the future!  Thanks again for doing these reviews!

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6 hours ago, carolinagalcruise2011 said:

It has been awhile since I've been on CC boards so catching up on some of the reviews from some of my favorite reviewers. Charleston is my home port and loved seeing the photos. You and Patti did well covering some of the area for a few hours but still a lot more to check out if you visit again in the future.🙂 Hate that you guys missed Bermuda but looks like you got another cruise planned there.  Also enjoyed the New England/Canada cruise part of your review.  That cruise and Bermuda are on my list of where I need to cruise to next in the future!  Thanks again for doing these reviews!

Thanks for reading! We enjoyed our visit to Charleston and would love to visit again, just not on a cruise that's supposed to go to Bermuda. 😁  We will be back on the Sunrise for a 9 day cruise with an overnight in Bermuda. We are also ready to pull the trigger on a B2B on the Radiance which will reprise our Sunrise B2B. 😎

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5 minutes ago, pacruise804 said:

Happy New Year, Jeff and Patti!  I thought you'd appreciate a sign I saw at one of our local breweries over the holiday season:

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Happy New Year to you and yours as well! Now that's funny. I should have trademarked that phrase when I had the chance! 😁

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We are officially booked on B2B cruises on the Radiance to Bermuda and New England/Canada beginning August 31st from NYC. The deposit and 25% FCC from our cancelled Mardi Gras cruise has the first leg covered so it's all good. Of course,  we will bring you all the action! 😀

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1 hour ago, SenatorsFan said:

Glad to hear you have more booked, Jeff. I didn't realize you'd been affected by the Mardi Gras cancellation. Happy New Year! 😀 I'm hoping to have something booked soon.

Heather

 

Thanks Heather! Happy New Year to you and yours. Good luck with your planning. 😎

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On 1/2/2020 at 3:34 PM, Jamman54 said:

 

Thanks Heather! Happy New Year to you and yours. Good luck with your planning. 😎

Hi.  We never sailed Carnival before so while looking on CC for info came across your trip report and read all 18 pages (whew!)  We usually sail NCL or Princess,.  Having two NCL's already booked, one in April and another in Jan, 2021, we thought we might look to sail between them in Sept. out of NY and found the Carnival Sunrise & MSC Meraviglia.  I have read more bad reviews about MSC than Carnival, just that it's a "party boat".  We are in our early 70's but very active.  We are not drinkers but love good food and seeing good entertainment.  Do you think Carnival Sunrise is for us?

 

By the way, can you tell me what car service you used or use getting to the port?  We live in East Brunswick, NJ, not too far from you.  Thanks, Ellie.

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On 1/2/2020 at 12:50 PM, Jamman54 said:

We are officially booked on B2B cruises on the Radiance to Bermuda and New England/Canada beginning August 31st from NYC. The deposit and 25% FCC from our cancelled Mardi Gras cruise has the first leg covered so it's all good. Of course,  we will bring you all the action! 😀

We'll be on board with you again for the NE/CA leg leaving the 6th.  Using our "hurricane" FCC from our "Charleston cruise" to pay for it. Maybe this time I'll actually say hello when I see you on board! 

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1 hour ago, EllieinNJ said:

Hi.  We never sailed Carnival before so while looking on CC for info came across your trip report and read all 18 pages (whew!)  We usually sail NCL or Princess,.  Having two NCL's already booked, one in April and another in Jan, 2021, we thought we might look to sail between them in Sept. out of NY and found the Carnival Sunrise & MSC Meraviglia.  I have read more bad reviews about MSC than Carnival, just that it's a "party boat".  We are in our early 70's but very active.  We are not drinkers but love good food and seeing good entertainment.  Do you think Carnival Sunrise is for us?

 

By the way, can you tell me what car service you used or use getting to the port?  We live in East Brunswick, NJ, not too far from you.  Thanks, Ellie.

I would certainly say that you would enjoy the Sunrise in September. School is in session so it will be an older crowd. We are doing a B2B on the Radiance in September. She will be a sister ship to the Sunrise. Give either one a try.

 

We use Taurus Transportation which is based in Somerset. Have fun with your planning! :classic_cool:

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