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Old 03-28-2013, 06:55 AM   #21
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I agree, they people who work on the cruise ship work very hard for you to have a wonderful, memorable time. From the housekeepers all the way to the captain.

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So on May 6 im taking my week of vacation and goin on a cruise with the wife. Leaving the kids with in-laws cause the wife and I need to get away for a bit. Leavin out of Jacksonville, Fla port and goin to Nassau, Bahamas then to Little Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Ive already had several people ask why would you go with the recent Carnival incidents? I cant pass up the price, $656 for my wife and I, plus whats the chances something will happen?

Anyone else gone on one? Its the first time either of us have been out of the country.
A three hour cruise...a three hour cruise...
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Been on several cruises over the past 10 years... the last being a Carnival ship out of Charleston to the Bahamas for 5 days during Thanksgiving 2 years back w/ the In-laws (built in babysitters!!). Freeport was a dump... should have just stayed on the boat and watched the ships load & unload in the port... Nassau was great though (be sure to take in the Pirate Museum in the downtown area). Take full advantage of the info desk about what to do and where to go in the ports of call and have breakfast delivered to the room in the morning (Hey... you ARE on vacation here!! Indulge!!)

While Carnival wouldn't be my first choice (Royal Caribbean being that)... they are by far not the worst cruise line I've been on (Holland America was). And I know they've been getting some bad press as of late... but the odds of something going wrong are lower than in an airplane (and you fall out of the sky when that happens) or taking a road trip in your own vehicle... and you get the most bang for your buck too (under $700 for the two of you... GOOD deal man!!) Enjoy and get back to us on how it went..

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Been on several cruises over the past 10 years... the last being a Carnival ship out of Charleston to the Bahamas for 5 days during Thanksgiving 2 years back w/ the In-laws (built in babysitters!!). Freeport was a dump... should have just stayed on the boat and watched the ships load & unload in the port... Nassau was great though (be sure to take in the Pirate Museum in the downtown area). Take full advantage of the info desk about what to do and where to go in the ports of call and have breakfast delivered to the room in the morning (Hey... you ARE on vacation here!! Indulge!!)

While Carnival wouldn't be my first choice (Royal Caribbean being that)... they are by far not the worst cruise line I've been on (Holland America was). And I know they've been getting some bad press as of late... but the odds of something going wrong are lower than in an airplane (and you fall out of the sky when that happens) or taking a road trip in your own vehicle... and you get the most bang for your buck too (under $700 for the two of you... GOOD deal man!!) Enjoy and get back to us on how it went..
My parents have been on several, Norwegian, Royal C, Carnival and they kinda gave us the lowdown about which cruise to take. While its just my wife and i going, leaving the kids with my parents, we are looking to relax. Itll be an early anniversary trip, we'll be married 5 years on May 17th. We arent really the dress up types, my dressiest outfit is a polo shirt and khaki pants. We will be taking some dressy clothes for dinner one night, my wife is taking her little black dress....

Ill post some pics when we get back.
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Hope you have a wonderful trip.
But for me, after spending 20 years in the Navy and many months at sea on a carrier, I Now I only go out in my 19 ft Sea Hunt a day at a time, come home and sleep in my own bed! No more cruises for me.

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But for me, after spending 20 years in the Navy and many months at sea on a carrier, I Now I only go out in my 19 ft Sea Hunt a day at a time, come home and sleep in my own bed! No more cruises for me.
I hear ya there, kinda like after i drive a tractor trailer 1600 miles all week i go home and dont drive on the weekends unless i have too. My wife has never been on a boat bigger than a bass boat, hope she dont get sick. I used to load rock barges on the ohio river and sometimes had to hitch a ride on an 90 foot switchboat so ill be fine.
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I hear ya there, kinda like after i drive a tractor trailer 1600 miles all week i go home and dont drive on the weekends unless i have too. My wife has never been on a boat bigger than a bass boat, hope she dont get sick. I used to load rock barges on the ohio river and sometimes had to hitch a ride on an 90 foot switchboat so ill be fine.
Tell her to keep something solid (even if it is just saltine crackers) on her stomach if she does get sick, nothing worse than the dry heaves. Dramamine will also work wonders, but you need to start taking it before you get seasick.
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My husband and I went on our first cruise this past February on royal Caribbean, and loved it! My parents just got back from their cruise on carnival legend.... That's right the one that was slow moving, that was their ship. They said even with the horror stories they were up for the adventure and had a blast. Just remember every cruise line has their pros and cons, so if there is something you don't like don't be discouraged, there are always different ships and they all are unique in their own way. For the price, go and don't look back . Btw let us know when you get back, and u bet you you won't wanna be home, that's how I felt

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On "Surf & Turf" night in the main dining room, order as many tails and filets as you think your tummy can hold, they'll bring 'em!!

One "Surf & Turf" nite, the sides were mushroom & parmesan risotto and steamed broccoli spears, both of which I love. Since I have chronic Gout, I can't just eat beef and shellfish with abandon, so I got the S&T, and asked for 2 xtra sides of both risotto & broc., The waiter said, that he wasn't sure if he could do that because they needed the sides to go with the entrees.

I said, "Fine, I"ll have 3 full dinners! He said he'd check with the galley. He brought me out a football plate with more risotto & broc. than I could eat!

Order it, they'll bring it!!

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Been on several cruises over the past 10 years... the last being a Carnival ship out of Charleston to the Bahamas for 5 days during Thanksgiving 2 years back w/ the In-laws (built in babysitters!!). Freeport was a dump... should have just stayed on the boat and watched the ships load & unload in the port... Nassau was great though (be sure to take in the Pirate Museum in the downtown area). Take full advantage of the info desk about what to do and where to go in the ports of call and have breakfast delivered to the room in the morning (Hey... you ARE on vacation here!! Indulge!!)

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This comment is funny because on our last cruise we had a long wait at the airport for our flight home after the cruise. Sitting there listening to the other people in the airport talking amonst them selves, almost everbody there was coming off of a cruise. There were 2 couples there sitting together in very bad moods complaining of their cruise on Holland America cruise lines. The rest of us were in great moods from just about every other cruise line around. We decided to avoid Holland American cruises because they made you cranky.
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