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  1. I had 14 cruises on Carnival. I have always had an excellent time on Carnival. My 15th cruise was on RCL Anthem of the Seas. I thought RCL was great overall, some things better than Carnival like the shows, some things not as good as Carnival like better food options on Carnival (Guys, Blue Iguana, Steakhouse, Bonsai Sushi, Deli and Pizza and Sea Day Brunch to name just a few). In the future, I will be cruising on both cruise lines because of their schedules and pricing out of New York City but Carnival will still be my preferred cruise line. 😎
  2. Good call going the day before. Staying in the Old San Juan area the night before will be fun and a nice start to your vacation. Enjoy your cruise.
  3. I had cruised 14 times only on Carnival and each cruise was awesome. Since my home port is New York City and Carnival has limited seasonal sailings out of NYC, I ventured out and my 15th cruise was on RCL in March. I thought RCL was great overall but Carnival just has more of the fun ship vibe that I do enjoy better. So Carnival is still my go to cruise line but I will certainly cruise on RCL when the schedule and price are right. 😎
  4. San Juan is a favorite port. I like booking the hotel in Old San Juan for the night before departure of the cruise, then to enjoy Old San Juan for the evening, have a relaxing breakfast near the hotel and then walk over to the port. I also like the New York City port. It is about a 2.5 hour train ride for me to this port. Embarking and disembarking is an easy process.
  5. Really nice tour of the ship. Thanks for posting.😎
  6. Enjoy your cruise on the new Mardi Gras. It will be here before you know it. What port does it leave from?
  7. Have a great first cruise! I remember my first cruise and being super excited. Have fun!
  8. I made it to HMC once on a January cruise but had the port cancelled on a March & April cruise. I remember on the January cruise that I made it there was an incredibly hot day and I spent most of the time in the water until the horse tour came by in the water (if you know what I mean). 😎 I look forward to visiting HMC again.
  9. Great review. I was on this cruise last April. I didn't observe rude behavior like you experienced. That is a shame. Leaving dirty plates on tables with people still eating is something I have not seen yet. That is beyond rude. As you mentioned the ports were great. I especially liked St Lucia. Thanks for posting your review.
  10. I have been on both Liberty and Conquest and they are both my top favorite Carnival ships I cruised on. I think it comes to itinerary. On Liberty: Nassau can be fun if you take an excursion or just walk to the town and Junkanoo Beach. As far as Half Moon Cay, Carnival does cancel this port on occasion due to weather so you may not even make it there. But if the ship actually does make it to Half Moon Cay, you will have a blast. On Conquest, Key West and Cozumel are both my favorite ports. Key West has so much to do within walking distance of the ship. Cozumel has many inexpensive all inclusive excursions (for a great beach day) to choose from. My choice would be the Conquest cruise just for the fact that there are not many itineraries that include Key West as a port. For a 4 day cruise, both itineraries will be fun. Have a great cruise.😎
  11. Great to have you on board again.😎
  12. If this speeds up the dining time then I am ok with taking the full order at the beginning of the meal. I do agree this does not add to the overall dining experience but I would rather finish the meal quicker.😎
  13. Yes, I agree. The Carnival steakhouse is excellent and a great overall value. I have dined in 3 different Carnival Steakhouses and the Conquest Steakhouse is my favorite so far.😎
  14. Nice review. Thanks for sharing your experience. I have been on Paradise twice before and I also had a nice time. For a smaller ship it was a fun cruise and I always have a great time in Cozumel. Happy sailing!😎
  15. Great. This works with my current dining plans. Thank you.
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