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

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When we got back to our cabin to wait for the muster drill to begin, we found that the Hotel Director Caroline Bourke, had sent us fruit and champagne for doing back to back cruises…..

 

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The muster drill began at 3:30 pm, and once again was fairly painless. Yes, you do have to attend the muster drill even if you are on a back to back.

 

After the drill we went back to our cabin to hang out until sail away began. The Carnival Sunrise pushed away from the pier right around 5 pm, so we went up to Deck 10 on the starboard side for the best views. We watched the Norwegian Escape sail past the Statue of Liberty on her way out to sea…..

 

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Here are some views of Governors Island and lower Manhattan as we slowly make our way into the harbor……

 

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Here’s a view looking over towards Jersey City…..

 

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Here’s a view looking down the East River towards the Brooklyn Bridge…..

 

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Passengers are crowded along the rails on the starboard side of the ship…..

 

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To be continued…..

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A New York Water Taxi sails by…..

 

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Here are a few views of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal which we just sailed from…..

 

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That’s the Verrazano Narrows Bridge which we will eventually be sailing under…..

 

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Captain Renda turns the ship north towards the Hudson River where we got some great views of the Brooklyn Bridge and lower Manhattan…..

 

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The Captain then turned the ship south to give us a good look at Ellis Island…..

 

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This is one of the many tour boats returning from the Statue of Liberty…..

 

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The “Beast” puts on a show for us…..

 

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Captain Renda then sailed as close to the Statue of Liberty as he could to give us awesome views of Lady Liberty…..

 

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Here are some more views of Lady Liberty as we sailed by…..

 

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We are now leaving Manhattan behind…..

 

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The Celebrity Summit is docked at Port Liberty (Bayonne, New Jersey). She will be sailing shortly…..

 

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A couple of our Cruise Critic friends are enjoying the views…..

 

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We are now approaching the Verrazano Narrows Bridge……

 

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We are now going under the VNB…..

 

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We made it! Goodbye New York, we’ll see you in a week…..

 

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Patti catches me taking in all the action down on the Lido deck…..

 

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It’s time to go to dinner now. As I mentioned earlier, we will be at the same table and have the same wait staff that we had the previous cruise. Here are tonight’s menus…..

 

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Patti started with the roasted tomato soup and a Caesar salad…..

 

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I started with a shrimp cocktail and the poutine duck…..

 

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For her main Patti had the flat iron steak with a baked potato, while I enjoyed the seared beef brisket…..

 

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Like clockwork Yoki appears at our table, and that can mean only one thing. It’s shot time!

 

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For dessert Patti had the tiramisu, and I had a banana split…..

 

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Here is the Entertainment Schedule for the week…..

 

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Our plan was to go to the 8:30 pm comedy show. We got there at 8:10, and it was already SRO. We decided to skip it and head to the Red Frog Pub for a drink and to watch the instrumental grooves with the Hip Stars…..

 

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We then went to the Liquid Lounge to watch the Welcome Aboard Show hosted by Mikey, which was a hoot. We had no trouble finding seats on the floor…..

 

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Afterwards, we decided to call it a night. This cruise was off to a great start!

 

Coming up next:  Back out at sea again!

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I've just been reading to this point, but I wanted to tell you that I'm really enjoying your review.  The styles and interests shown on the various reviews on this forum are amazing, and in so many ways, reading the diversity makes it so much more complete!

 

I wish my husband enjoyed cruising as much as you two.  Though I think I could possibly talk him into a B2B on a one way (and then the other way) Mediterranean cruise for our 20 year anniversary.  I just hope I have as many casino offers then as I do right now!

 

 

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Amazing review as always! I get so much joy from your reviews. Please, cruise more often!!

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I've never been on a Carnival cruise.  We've always been loyal to Royal.  This review has made me think that a Carnival Sunrise cruise may be on the horizon for us.    The ship looks beautiful and looks like a great time!  I can't wait for the NE/Canada leg of this review.  

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13 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

 

I started with a shrimp cocktail and the poutine duck…..

 

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That is a strange looking poutine to me 🤔I thought poutine was fries, gravy, and cheese curds.  I'm guessing the potatoes are buried underneath, but it looks like cottage cheese and salad with some duck.  I hope it was tasty though.

 

13 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

 

Like clockwork Yoki appears at our table, and that can mean only one thing. It’s shot time!

 

I have a question about the shots, which I remember being asked but not clearly answered on another thread.  Do you pay the full price for the shot & glass (I thought souvenir glasses weren't covered by Cheers) or are you able to take the shot at just shot price (or included in Cheers) and return the glass at no charge for it?  The glasses are cute - I have two at home holding some decorative glass beads - but 2 per night on a cruise would both get pricy for me and I wouldn't have the room to display them 😉 

 

13 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

 

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I loved Mikey's suits 😄 This picture is great that he looks so serious in that outfit.  He was such a great CD, I hope to sail with him again some day.

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On our last cruise...you got to keep the shot glasses...can you still do that?

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17 hours ago, bnbeyer said:

I've just been reading to this point, but I wanted to tell you that I'm really enjoying your review.  The styles and interests shown on the various reviews on this forum are amazing, and in so many ways, reading the diversity makes it so much more complete!

 

I wish my husband enjoyed cruising as much as you two.  Though I think I could possibly talk him into a B2B on a one way (and then the other way) Mediterranean cruise for our 20 year anniversary.  I just hope I have as many casino offers then as I do right now!

 

Thanks for reading and for your kind words. B2B cruises are just awesome. 😎

 

15 hours ago, Cherrys said:

Amazing review as always! I get so much joy from your reviews. Please, cruise more often!!

 

Glad you enjoy our review. We try to cruise as much as we can.😀

 

7 hours ago, jimbo5544 said:

Wonderful pics, New York is a wonderful sail away port. 

 

Our favorite place to cruise from! 😀

 

4 hours ago, Sherri914 said:

I've never been on a Carnival cruise.  We've always been loyal to Royal.  This review has made me think that a Carnival Sunrise cruise may be on the horizon for us.    The ship looks beautiful and looks like a great time!  I can't wait for the NE/Canada leg of this review.  

 

Thanks for reading. You should give the Sunrise a try. I'll be posting more tomorrow  Today's a prep day. 😎

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4 hours ago, pacruise804 said:

That is a strange looking poutine to me 🤔I thought poutine was fries, gravy, and cheese curds.  I'm guessing the potatoes are buried underneath, but it looks like cottage cheese and salad with some duck.  I hope it was tasty though.

 

I have a question about the shots, which I remember being asked but not clearly answered on another thread.  Do you pay the full price for the shot & glass (I thought souvenir glasses weren't covered by Cheers) or are you able to take the shot at just shot price (or included in Cheers) and return the glass at no charge for it?  The glasses are cute - I have two at home holding some decorative glass beads - but 2 per night on a cruise would both get pricy for me and I wouldn't have the room to display them 😉 

 

I loved Mikey's suits 😄 This picture is great that he looks so serious in that outfit.  He was such a great CD, I hope to sail with him again some day.

 

I didn't know what to expect when I ordered the duck. I enjoyed it though. 

The shots were $10 each and you keep the shot glass which came in half a dozen different colors. We collected them all. We didn't have Cheers so I don't know if they were included in the program. 

We enjoyed Mikey as well. 😎

 

52 minutes ago, richbum said:

On our last cruise...you got to keep the shot glasses...can you still do that?

 

Oh yeah! We had a pretty good collection.Yoki provided us with boxes to bring them home.😎

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20 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

 

The muster drill began at 3:30 pm, and once again was fairly painless. Yes, you do have to attend the muster drill even if you are on a back to back.

 

 

We were pleasantly surprised that when we did our B2B on QM2 in July we only had to go to the drill on the first leg. They said we were welcome to go again on the second leg if we wanted.😀  

 

You have great photos of sailaway. All the sailings we've done from NYC and I never get tired of it.

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1 hour ago, nybumpkin said:

We were pleasantly surprised that when we did our B2B on QM2 in July we only had to go to the drill on the first leg. They said we were welcome to go again on the second leg if we wanted.😀  

 

You have great photos of sailaway. All the sailings we've done from NYC and I never get tired of it.

 

That was nice that you didn't have to go twice to the muster drill. NYC has the best sail away hands down. Of course I may be a bit biased since it's our homeport.😀

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Jamman , I just love looking at your pictures of the sail away from NYC ! I will be sailing from there in June on the TA to Europe. I have never seen the Statue of Liberty in person or Ellis Island.i am so excited and your pictures just fuel my excitement ! Thank you so much !! 

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17 hours ago, richbum said:

On our last cruise...you got to keep the shot glasses...can you still do that?

 

Sorry for any confusion.  I think it is standard to keep the glasses (we did too), I just saw a post recently where people were asking about an option to pay less for the shots or having it covered by Cheers with not keeping the glass.

 

16 hours ago, Jamman54 said:

 

I didn't know what to expect when I ordered the duck. I enjoyed it though. 

The shots were $10 each and you keep the shot glass which came in half a dozen different colors. We collected them all. We didn't have Cheers so I don't know if they were included in the program. 

We enjoyed Mikey as well. 😎

 

 

Oh yeah! We had a pretty good collection.Yoki provided us with boxes to bring them home.😎

 

I'm glad you enjoyed the duck.  It didn't look bad, just not what I expected 🙂 

Thank you for your feedback on the glasses.  I'm glad you have a use for yours, the boxes were a nice touch.  I assumed you had Cheers with as often as I see a drink in your pictures.  We don't get Cheers either, but I'm pretty sure the shots would not be included due to the souvenir glass exclusion.

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Thank you Jamman for the great review. I am really enjoying it. Really does make me want to take a B2B.

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14 hours ago, teacher34 said:

Jamman , I just love looking at your pictures of the sail away from NYC ! I will be sailing from there in June on the TA to Europe. I have never seen the Statue of Liberty in person or Ellis Island.i am so excited and your pictures just fuel my excitement ! Thank you so much !! 

 

Thanks for reading! Though Patti's pictures are good, there's nothing like seeing it live. You are in for a treat. Enjoy!😀

 

1 hour ago, pacruise804 said:

 

Thank you for your feedback on the glasses.  I'm glad you have a use for yours, the boxes were a nice touch.  I assumed you had Cheers with as often as I see a drink in your pictures.  We don't get Cheers either, but I'm pretty sure the shots would not be included due to the souvenir glass exclusion.

 

Patti is not a big drinker so Cheers doesn't work for us. I was shocked when Patti started doing the shots! 😁

 

41 minutes ago, VolzCruiser said:

Thank you Jamman for the great review. I am really enjoying it. Really does make me want to take a B2B.

 

Thanks for following along again. B2B's are so cool. You should try one.😎

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We've done only one B2B and really enjoyed ourselves. Maybe again someday!

 

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5 hours ago, pacruise804 said:

 

Sorry for any confusion.  I think it is standard to keep the glasses (we did too), I just saw a post recently where people were asking about an option to pay less for the shots or having it covered by Cheers with not keeping the glass.

 

 

 

My husband and son will be happy that they can keep them again! They got all of the colors last time...and the glasses are different this time!

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3 hours ago, fyree39 said:

We've done only one B2B and really enjoyed ourselves. Maybe again someday!

 

 

You should do more B2B's. Your DH could reach Diamond quicker that way! :classic_biggrin:

 

55 minutes ago, richbum said:

My husband and son will be happy that they can keep them again! They got all of the colors last time...and the glasses are different this time!

 

That sounds like a great plan! :classic_biggrin:

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