WE JUST GOT BACK FAMILY OF 11, KIDS AGES 5 THROUGH 12. WE EXPERIENCED EVERYTHING IMAGINABLE. ask me anything. i will be honest with you. we loved the ship but did have some problems, changes, disappointments and i have many suggestions for carnival and all of you cruisers.
i wish we could take the family every couple of years.
we flew into miami on saturday, the day before the cruise and stayed in coconut grove at a hampton inn( it was great) and we went to cocowalk and enjoyed latin entertainment and dinner(we had a blast finding our way back to motel on shuttle, laughing at midnight) breakfast at hampton was wondrful and found great taxi driver for all 11 of us from airport and to pier next morning.
EMBARKATION: for my husband and me( i was using a walker to help with my leg and hip and we were escorted past everything and everybody) however the rest of the family with all of the kids had to do the mile long lines and securities, and on and on and the looks on their faces when they walked through the doorway into lobby of ship were not happy ones. i felt so bad. ONE OF OUR WORRIES WHEN WE FIRST WERE DROPPED AT THE TERMINAL BY THE TAXI DRIVER WAS MAKING SURE OUR LUGG AGE NOT GO TO THE VALOR WHICH WAS DOCKED RIGHT NEXT TO THE VICTORY
THERE SEEMED TO BE LOTS OF CONFUSION WITH PORTERS YELLING ABOUT SEPARATING THE VALOR AND VICTORY LUGGAGE. WHAT A SCENE THAT WAS.
we self debarked and with all of the luggage we had my husband looked like packhorse. we took the elevator down to lobby deck where we were suppose d to meet and the doors opened and wall to wall to people. we stood there thinking this is awful but it started tomoving in two lines. luckily all 11 of us ended up outside the pier building and by the buses withing minutes of each other.(all five kids intow)..
OH THE BUSES AND THAT IS A WHOLE STORY IN ITSELF getting on the bus was not too bad, but at the miami airport , what confusion, i still have not figured out what was going on there. we did make our 11:45am flight to cleveland with loads of time to spare and some of us were not in real good moods but we all arraived in cleveland safe nd sound and wishing we were still on the ship and heading out for another week on the victory. please ask me questions and i will be happy to help the best i can. patty