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Old March 13th, 2008, 11:33 PM
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Just got back today from a 5 day down into Baja and had a wonderful time! We took my daughter and her bf for their first cruise and they are hooked. He also proposed on our trip. Fab! Everything was really nice and relaxing with the exception of the a few college spring breakers that were loud, rude and obnoxious. They really made fools of themselves. Even the little children, and their were about 600 on board, were better behaved than these college students. San Diego is a breeze to leave from. Carnival does a good job all the way around.
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Great to hear. Except for the spring break crowd. What ports did you go to?
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Old March 14th, 2008, 11:08 AM
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We went to Cabo and Ensenada. Made some really nice memories with my husband, daughter and son-in-law to be. Nothing can spoil that. The food was good, the company was good, the weather was good. We had some really great table mates and met some really nice folks. All in all, it was a grand time.
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Glad you had a great time. What a great place for him to propose!
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Don't you just love that little ship ?
We had such a good time last June on Elation. We thought the food was great.

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Glad to hear you had such a great time. We go on that cruise next week. Any thing we should do? Not do? Ect. Would love some feed back. It is our first cruise and there is 6 of us going,(3 being kids)
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Just check the Carnival Capers daily and we tore off the "Day at a Glance" section and carried it around with us. The activities are well prepared and carried out. I heard the kids program is excellent. If you like Margaritas, in Cabo go down to the shopping area and have a drink at Monkey Business--best Margarita I have ever had. For drinks on ship, see Inga in the Atrium bar. THhe shows are all entertaining as well. We had such a good time and met some really nice people. I am ready to do it again. Enjoy!
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 11:14 AM
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P.S. I posted some photos in the Photo Gallery of Cruisemates-check them out!
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Glad you had a great trip. We are headed for Elation in May. Stuart Dunn is one of our favorite Cruise Directors. Always a good time on Elation.
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Thank you so much for the info. We will definitely use your suggestions!
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Glad you had a good time!!!!! I agree Carnival is A-m-a-z-i-n-g!!!
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Yes! Our cruise director Stuart was absolutely the best!! He was so much fun and he really knew how to get everyone involved in the activities. My 16 year old son does not usually like to dance. But Stuart was able to bring it out of him. And we bought the cruise ship DVD, which is so funny and memorable.
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Glad you had a great time. I did go on a cruise during spring break 3 years ago........... Never again for me. I took my son and a group of senior boys... I am getting too old for that stuff!
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so did your daughter's boyfriend ask you for permission to marry her prior to the cruise or was this a surprise for everyone :o

is it safe to assume that they will go on a cruise for their honeymoon and are they inviting you
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We too love the Carnival, and especially the smaller ships. When I retire (one of these days) I'd like to come out West and do the Mexican Riv ports. I've done them before, but it's been a very long time.
Glad you had a wonderful trip, and congrats to your daughter, and new, soon to be, son-in-law.

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So we are back too... will write tomorrow after a good nights sleep. As a short note... had a wonderful time. Will post pics in the next couple days. And add notes of our experience.
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glad you had a good time!

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Just posted some of our pictures. Hope you all like them. Our trip was amazing. We went to alot of the classes, bingo ect. We really enjoyed the walk for breast cancer. We enjoyed every thing. The crew was amazing. The events staff, Stuart, the cruise director. Leslie the Asst cruise director. Jeff, Lawrence ect were great. We LOVED our dining room staff, Komang, Koko and Karen. They all made our stay even better. If anyone is going on the Elation soon and wants any tips or ideas please ask.
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Just posted some of our pictures. Hope you all like them. Our trip was amazing. We went to alot of the classes, bingo ect. We really enjoyed the walk for breast cancer. We enjoyed every thing. The crew was amazing. The events staff, Stuart, the cruise director. Leslie the Asst cruise director. Jeff, Lawrence ect were great. We LOVED our dining room staff, Komang, Koko and Karen. They all made our stay even better. If anyone is going on the Elation soon and wants any tips or ideas please ask.
So have you started to pick out your next cruise?
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Yep... we are already looking!!! Cant wait! New addiction!
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The Elation is the best in the fleet, IMHO.
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The Elation is the best in the fleet, IMHO.
Hi Mike,
Did you just get back from a cruise?
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