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    Petal, MS USA
  • Interests
    travel, reading, gardening
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival & HAL & Princess
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  1. Enjoy ! I've done two European river cruises. The ports are fabulous and tours are included. The ship's food features local dishes such as schnitzel . Entertainment included some Opera singers and a local pop band, but usually consisted of a guy on piano singing Tom Jones songs or sometimes just a jukebox. While I count river cruises in my tally of cruises, they are really a different experience, being all about the port cities and the ship mainly being a bed and food.
  2. Oh wow ! Remind not to go on a cruise with THOSE people !! Funny thing is most who have never been on Carnival and swear not to, think Carnival is like that. Miami crowds have a certain edge I suppose but Fort Lauderdale and New Orleans ( my favorite ports) seems to attract an older/ gentile cruiser.
  3. I've sailed on Carnival's ...Inspiration, Legend , Destiny , Holiday, Triumph, Splendor, Fantasy, Dream, Vista, Conquest, and Glory. Thanks for the video. I was on the Glory back in September. I like Berlitz book, but they don't explain WHY the rate ships the way they do. Glory gets a 1316 out of 2000. QM2 = 1675 out of 2000.
  4. One downside of enforced dress codes...lost luggage. I came very close to being denied entry to the dining room. In New York, Cunard had a contract with a hotel. In order to prevent luggage from collecting in the lobby, porters must retrieve bags. The Cunard representatives instructed me to ...sit down and wait and they will assure luggage arrives at pier. At the pier, I told the Cunard staff that I had no luggage and was assured that bags will be sent to stateroom. No bags ever showed up ! I did have a small carry on . I arrived at the elegant Britannia restaurant and was told "you ca
  5. that's me ! I took the dance class, but did not "stand a chance" that evening. >LOL One great thing about Carnival and Princess is giving it our best seems appreciated, many time being encouraged to try.
  6. thank you for sharing YOUR thoughts :) As for food, I guess I eat to live rather than live to eat. I think I prefer the Carnival lido buffet. I would say that the Britannia dining room on QM2 is the best .
  7. more like comparing a young person's 4x4 Jeep to their grandparents Cadillac
  8. I will stay clear of AFT rooms LOL. The MDR's on Carnival are a fine restaurant, just with a more young at heart ambiance. I love the food and the service. As for Micky D's, that would be Guy's Burgers on the Lido, which makes an excellent burger. As for formal evenings...that's me in a tux on Carnival Fantasy. Some of us have eclectic music taste and like both opera and rock n roll.
  9. I'm not criticizing anyone for liking Cunard. I took a trans-Atlantic on QM2. I enjoyed it, but did not see... 1) why it cost 2 to 3 times the price with a single supplement ? 2) why the snobbery about ballroom dancing ? 3) why an all sea days itinerary is exciting ?
  10. The travel magazines/ books/sites don't tend to give Carnival much credit, but I happen to love the Fun Ships. Last year I had taken a trans-Atlantic crossing on the prestigious Queen Mary 2 . While I enjoyed the experience and therefore not knocking Cunard, I did find some ways that Carnival is better. 1) DANCING : On the QM2, just about all dancing was ballroom style which requires coordination & practice. At times things could get snooty . On Carnival dancing is all about having a good time, so even those with two left feet can fit in... like me. 2) PRICE: At 1/3 to 1/2
  11. The entertainment sounds outstanding. We will not be bored
  12. Thanks for the reply ! No, I have a "dumb phone" ...a landline...so I cannot get the apps. I could attempt it on the desk top I suppose. The Bravo video sounded amazing, so I hope to see the live show myself.
  13. I'll be on the Regal in April and hope that Bravo will still be playing. Does anyone know of what shows are scheduled on what ships ?
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