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#1
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Joined Jan 2008
First impressions -fun ship & staff seems friendly. All our pre-purchased items (water, booze, etc) in the cabin when we boarded at noon. That was late for us, but usually don't fly on to cruise. Our flight was delayed 1 hr, but luckily I had booked the first non-stop of the day, so no worries.

One new item I hadn't seen before. Out by the pool are, just outside the lido buffet was the regular coffee machine, but on the back side was another separate machine making hot cocoa and Americano coffee - DH said it was good, really strong. There were other buttons not programmed yet, but nice to see a free coffee option other than the regular stuff.

Muster was outside on deck 3, no need to bring life vests.

Heard two people saying they had already hit their 15 drink limit!!!

Nice view for sail away:ImageUploadedByForums1467158159.189867.jpg
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Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#2
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
We got a Stilla Towncar from SeaTac to Pier 91 - $60 flat rate. I had checked the Carnival bus transfers -they were $27 per person so this was much better & faster. Took about 1/2 hr to the port.
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Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
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#4
alabama
760 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Looking forward to your review. We will be on the Legend to Alaska in August. I hope you have a great time.
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#6
Chicago, IL
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Joined Dec 2007
Looking forward to hearing more! Have a great time!! Oh, and want to know if people are still getting off for the Tracy Arm excursion!?! It sounds like it's been hard for the ship to get in there due to ice.
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*Royal Caribbean - Independence of the Seas 2017 - Southampton, Le Havre, Hamburg, Oslo, & Bruges, and time in the UK/London

Trip Report - http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...1#post53711073
Post-Cruise London 6-day trip report - https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2561970
* RCI & Carnival cruise comparison post - http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2526532
* Carnival Magic 2016 - Curacao, Aruba, Grand Turk
Trip Report http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2427055

* Carnival Legend 2016 - Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Victoria
Trip Report http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2382500
Pre-cruise trip report (Seattle) http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2381435



* Carnival Valor 2015 - Bahamas, (detoured to) Dominican Republic, Grand Turk, Puerto Rico
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#7
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
At dinner, we enjoy YTD. We have tablecloths! So, confirmed no American table on Legend yet. No Guys Burger, no Alchemy Bar either. Yet.
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Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Sep-2018
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CARNIVAL
Elation - Baja, Mexico: Jan'08, Dec'08, Feb'09
Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#9
Port St Lucie, FL
122 Posts
Joined Nov 2005
Enjoy!! My sister and niece are on that cruise. They wore hats that were patriotic. I am sure they are not quiet either. One is voluptuous and one is robust She does FB live videos but is not on cruise critic.
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#11
Southern Maryland
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Joined Nov 2004
Have a great trip, looking forward to more.
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#12
california
11 Posts
Joined Jan 2007
just booked our cruise, its not until May 2017 but I'm still so excited. Hubby and I have always wanted to go and now we are. If anyone has any info on the zip lining would like to hear. Also has anyone stayed in room 6194 balcony????. Whats the best way to get from the airport taxi or carnival van. Thanks for any information
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#13
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Just woke up in Skagway. Our weather so far has been fantastic. Yesterday in the Tracy Arm Wilderness area (more on that in a bit) we started off a little cloudy, but by the time we got to the glacier, the sun was shining, partly cloudy. Up here they refer to that as "Cloud Failure". We endured little bit of misty rain on our way back, but all in all a wonderful day. Here are some general notes, and then a longer post about the day in Tracy Arm next.

Lido Restaurant Notes (Unicorn Cafe)
New Coffee machines spotted in several places (I'll get a pic later)
No Bacon Police!
Lots of omelet stations available

Wine package & MDR
Mid-level package purchased in dining room the first night. Waiter was IGusti and Asst iWayne. Very friendly, good service. we decided to request them again the next night.

Dinner on 1st Sea Day (elegant night) went to dinner @6:30 - very long line for YTD (1/2 hr wait for table for 2). I went to bar & redeemed ticket for a bottle of wine, and we had some while we waited for our table. This worked well for us, since it gave us a longer time to drink the entire bottle. Once our pager went off, we took our opened bottle & glasses with us to the station. Oops, no tables in IGusti’s station, so either sit somewhere else now, or wait longer. We decided to wait, but then it was another 30-45 minutes. Seems to have been some miscommunication.

Another change I noticed that night, Maitre’D welcomes everyone onboard, and introduces Asst MD who will sing for us. He sings “That’s Amore”. Some of the waiters are also singing along, but not like before when it was the entire waitstaff who stopped and sang. I asked our waiter if they did away with making them all sing & dance? He said no, but not every night.

We checked out the Atlantis Lounge on Deck 2 outside the MDR. This is what will eventually turn into the Alchemy Bar. It is almost there, the bartenders wear the white coats, and the back-lit menu is pretty similar. I got some photos on my phone, hopefully you can read them.



One thing I noticed is that all the drinks on that menu are 10.95 - when we were last at Alchemy on another ship, there were only 1-2 that we over $10 and not eligible for Cheers. Now with the new Cheers, I guess it allowed them to make all these specialty drinks at Alchemy the same price.
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Elation - Baja, Mexico: Jan'08, Dec'08, Feb'09
Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#14
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Tracy Arm Fjord
Here’s some notes I took from a talk from our Naturalist onboard, Michelle. The entire area is called Tracy Arm Fjord Wilderness Area, designated as a nature preserve by an act of Congress. On the left side is Tracy Arm Fjord, ending in the Sawyer Glacier. On the right side is Endicott Arm Fjord, ending in the Dawes Glacier. Both of these glaciers are part of the same ice field above that spans both Alaska and Canada. The wilderness area is covered by a use agreement, which states that cruise ships are designated to only use the Tracy Arm Fjord, in order to allow smaller boats and kayaks to use the Endicott Arm Fjord area exclusively. The only time the cruise ships are allowed to enter Endicott Arm Fjord is if the Forestry Service determines that weather or safety conditions do not allow them to enter Tracy Arm Fjord. This has been the case for these last couple of months so far this year. The Sawyer Glacier is extremely active right now, delivering enormous building-sized icebergs and the entire fjord is packed full of icebergs, clogging up the channel. In fact, last week the Forest Ranger Service sent a kayak team into Tracy Arm Fjord and even they were unable to get to the Sawyer Glacier. In the morning when the ship gets to the Tracy Arm area two pilots come onboard, and one of them is present on the bridge for the entire time we are in the area. They will confer with the captain on the latest status reports from the Tracy Arm Fjord, and will make the decision on which direction they will go at that time on each voyage.

That being said, for cruise ships, it is rare that they are able to see Dawes Glacier, so I guess we should feel lucky that we were able to see it. There were calving events happening at Dawes Glacier, and it was certainly beautiful.

No worries about the small boat excursions - they will happen no matter which side you end up going - It’s just titled Tracy Arm Fjord Glacier Explorer. No matter which fjord the cruise ship goes to, there is a glacier at the back that your small boat will get right up next to. It seems like they keep adding boats/capacity, because they were advertising up until the 2nd excursion of the day that tickets were still available. I saw two different boats loading, so a total of 4 boat-loads of people got to go. That being said, it seemed like the price increased, because in the booklet they gave in the cabin when we boarded had the price at 189pp - and it seems to me like Michelle said it was about $240pp when she talked about it the night before during her Glacier and Wildlife talk. It may be that if they have to bring in a 2nd boat because the first one sold out, perhaps that’s when the price goes up.
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Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Aug-2018
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CARNIVAL
Elation - Baja, Mexico: Jan'08, Dec'08, Feb'09
Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#15
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
On our trip, we entered the area in the morning, and picked up the two pilots about 9am. We saw lots of humpback whales going into the Tracy Arm Wilderness area. More were seen on the port side as were were going through the different channels, but we’ll see if they are seen more on the starboard side when we come out. During our morning transit, the Naturalist, Michelle would broadcast from the bridge out on the decks, and in the cabins on the same channel as the forward camera. She would report when whale spouts were spotted, and draw your attention where to look. She mentioned that when we actually entered the Endicott Arm Fjord that she would no longer broadcast on the open decks, but would be available on the TV channel. This is done to not disturb the other boats, campers, hikers, and wildlife. We ended up staying on our balcony the entire 3 hours of the transit through Endicott Arm. Michelle did come on and tell us the morning excursion pilots radioed back that there was a brown bear (grizzly) at the waters edge. She was able to determine the location and tell everyone where to look. It was magnificent - hope the pictures DH took with his camera turn out.

Finally, we arrived at the Dawes Glacier. Michelle announced that the Capitan had to stop prob about 1.5 miles from the glacier, because of the amount of icebergs in the water. He was going to make a slow turn to port, and line the ship up with the starboard side facing the glacier for about an hour, and then we would leave. We then left our cabin and went up on deck to see the Dawes Glacier and take pictures. During this time, the morning excursion boats would return to the ship, dump their passengers, and load the afternoon passengers. Once that switch happened, we turned the ship further to port and slowly made our way back. The afternoon excursion passengers would get close the glacier for a while, then meet up with us back at the entrance to Endicott Arm around 6pm.

We got some misty sprinkles on the way back out of Endicott Arm, and beautiful scenery again. It is quite breathtaking. DH relaxed on the balcony in our hammock.
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Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Aug-2018
Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Sep-2018
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CARNIVAL
Elation - Baja, Mexico: Jan'08, Dec'08, Feb'09
Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#16
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
It's taking a while to load the pics into PhotoBucket so I'll add them in later. We are keeping all the Fun Times, so I'll scan them in when we're home and post them next week.

Any specific questions, I'm happy to answer, however we aren't doing any excursions this trip, so I won't be able to give any insights, except what I hear from others. I do have the big booklet of offerings, so I'll scan that and post it later.

This trip turned out to be completely different than when we booked it. We were lucky and got a casino bounce-back offer on our last cruise, over New Years. This was the last date available for that offer, so we jumped on it, and upgraded to a balcony. A week after we booked, I got diagnosed with Breast Cancer and have since undergone surgery and chemo. I'm just a week out of my last chemo, so we are staying away from crowds, and not doing any of the active things we would normally do. However, this trip was a great shining star for me to look forward to during treatments. We're so thankful to be here and seeing these wonderful sights.
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Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Sep-2018
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CARNIVAL
Elation - Baja, Mexico: Jan'08, Dec'08, Feb'09
Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#17
79 Posts
Joined May 2011
Originally posted by Wanna_Cruize
On our trip, we entered the area in the morning, and picked up the two pilots about 9am. We saw lots of humpback whales going into the Tracy Arm Wilderness area. More were seen on the port side as were were going through the different channels, but we’ll see if they are seen more on the starboard side when we come out. During our morning transit, the Naturalist, Michelle would broadcast from the bridge out on the decks, and in the cabins on the same channel as the forward camera. She would report when whale spouts were spotted, and draw your attention where to look. She mentioned that when we actually entered the Endicott Arm Fjord that she would no longer broadcast on the open decks, but would be available on the TV channel. This is done to not disturb the other boats, campers, hikers, and wildlife. We ended up staying on our balcony the entire 3 hours of the transit through Endicott Arm. Michelle did come on and tell us the morning excursion pilots radioed back that there was a brown bear (grizzly) at the waters edge. She was able to determine the location and tell everyone where to look. It was magnificent - hope the pictures DH took with his camera turn out.

Finally, we arrived at the Dawes Glacier. Michelle announced that the Capitan had to stop prob about 1.5 miles from the glacier, because of the amount of icebergs in the water. He was going to make a slow turn to port, and line the ship up with the starboard side facing the glacier for about an hour, and then we would leave. We then left our cabin and went up on deck to see the Dawes Glacier and take pictures. During this time, the morning excursion boats would return to the ship, dump their passengers, and load the afternoon passengers. Once that switch happened, we turned the ship further to port and slowly made our way back. The afternoon excursion passengers would get close the glacier for a while, then meet up with us back at the entrance to Endicott Arm around 6pm.

We got some misty sprinkles on the way back out of Endicott Arm, and beautiful scenery again. It is quite breathtaking. DH relaxed on the balcony in our hammock.
Would you say you need the small boat if you are in Endicott Arm? Could you see the glacier well enough from the ship?
Thanks
#18
Virginia
21 Posts
Joined Jan 2015
Can I ask what time you arrived at the port for embarkation and how long it took to get on the ship?

Thanks
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#19
574 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
I'll post the pics I took when they finish loading. I'd say it's the same at either arm. The ship parks a mile or so away. You can see the glacier, especially through binoculars. If you want to experience it up close, then the small boat adventure would be necessary. Also for seeing the wildlife up close. The brown bear we saw from the ship was tiny, but the excursion saw it much closer.
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Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Aug-2018
Carnival Inspiration - Catalina/Mexico (4n): Sep-2018
-----Now just wonderful memories!-----
CARNIVAL
Elation - Baja, Mexico: Jan'08, Dec'08, Feb'09
Fascination - Lower Caribbean (8n): Dec'16

Imagination - 3/4n Mexico: Aug'14, Nov'14, Dec'14, Jan'15, Apr'17, May'17, Nov '17
Inspiration - 3/4n Mexico: Feb'12, Jun'13, Nov'13, Feb'14

Legend - Alaska (7n): Jun'16 (25th Milestone)
Magic - Western Caribbean: May'15, Sep'15
Miracle - Mexican Riviera: Mar'15, Dec'15
Paradise - Catalina & Ensenada: Nov'06, Aug'07, Jun'09
Spirit - Mexican Riviera: Apr'08, Aug'10
Splendor - Mexican Riviera: Apr'09, Dec'09, Jan'12, Feb'18
Triumph - Western Caribbean: May'03

Victory - Western Caribbean (4n): May'18
HAL
Amsterdam - Pacific Coastal: Mar'10
Oosterdam - Pacific Northwest: Apr'06
Zuiderdam - Caribbean: May'04

NCL
Star - Mexican Riviera: Jan'11, Dec'14
RCCL
Rhapsody - Alaska: Jul-1998
Monarch - Caribbean: Jul-1992
Sovereign - Caribbean: Jun-1988
#20
Chicagoland
1,133 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
We're boarding Tuesday, loving this!
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