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Old October 2nd, 2008, 08:16 PM
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Did anyone go on the Carnival Holiday cruise on Sept. 27th - Oct. 2nd to Progreso Mexico, and Cozumel? If so, how was your cruise?[/b]
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Did you go on that cruise or were you just wondering who was on it. If you did please post a review on what you thought about the ship, ports, staff, etc. Also if you have pics that would be great too.
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No, I didn't go on it. I was wondering if someone on here went on that cruise. Maybe they could give us a review.
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i wasn't on that cruise but now i am curious. did something happen?
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i wasn't on that cruise but now i am curious. did something happen?
I dont know about that week but the sailing before that there was a guy passed out on the pier in Cozumel with his shoes near his head at 5:25pm. The Holiday onboard time was 5:30. There were two Mexican security officers there telling the guy "Senor, you have to wake up".

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I dont know about that week but the sailing before that there was a guy passed out on the pier in Cozumel with his shoes near his head at 5:25pm. The Holiday onboard time was 5:30. There were two Mexican security officers there telling the guy "Senor, you have to wake up".

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I was on the Holiday the cruise before you, we had someone flown off because of health issues. I do have pics of the ship, but I have not had time to get them uploaded.

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We are sailing on the Holiday dec 1st. How did you all like it?
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We just returned last Sat., but went to Cozumel and Calica. Everything went great on the boat for us, but our travel companions were in the back of the ship. On leaving any port or when the ship was moving slowly the whole room shook and rattled items on the desk and walls. They ended up being moved finally our fourth day. Saturday morning the breakfast items were limited because they had ran out. The ship was full and the wharf buffet was always packed and understaffed. It was also extremely warm in that area. We just opted to eat in the dining room.

All in all we had a great time and our port excursions we planned ourselves were great.
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We just returned last Sat., but went to Cozumel and Calica. Everything went great on the boat for us, but our travel companions were in the back of the ship. On leaving any port or when the ship was moving slowly the whole room shook and rattled items on the desk and walls. They ended up being moved finally our fourth day. Saturday morning the breakfast items were limited because they had ran out. The ship was full and the wharf buffet was always packed and understaffed. It was also extremely warm in that area. We just opted to eat in the dining room.

All in all we had a great time and our port excursions we planned ourselves were great.
We [party of 7] were on there, too. It was the third time on Holiday for DW and I, and we have always found the Wharf to be very warm. That is probably because both ends are open to the deck and most people use it for a passageway from the main pool area to the rear deck. That was one of the few Holiday design elements not carried forward to the Fantasy class, so Carnival must have noticed long ago.
I have no clue why the Wharf was so much more crowded than it was on our two previous cruises, but I also noticed a lot more children than usual for this time of year and learned from some fellow passengers that Alabama schools had adopted a "Fall Break" that we just stumbled onto. Maybe that was a factor [more line slow-downs waiting for burgers?]. We did a lot of fruit and cereal for breakfast, and found that the "taste of the nations" side of the buffet was usually lighter at lunch. The deli line had some good stuff, too.
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We just returned last Sat., but went to Cozumel and Calica. Everything went great on the boat for us, but our travel companions were in the back of the ship. On leaving any port or when the ship was moving slowly the whole room shook and rattled items on the desk and walls. They ended up being moved finally our fourth day. Saturday morning the breakfast items were limited because they had ran out. The ship was full and the wharf buffet was always packed and understaffed. It was also extremely warm in that area. We just opted to eat in the dining room.

All in all we had a great time and our port excursions we planned ourselves were great.
Something I forgot while typing my first reply:
Did you notice how little traffic there was on the elevators? DW's twin sister was with us, and she has a bum knee, so we used the lifts more than usual. They were far more available than on our two previous Holiday cruises.
Maybe it was because so many people spent the whole cruise at the buffet.
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We just got back from our fall break with the kids last month (Oct 11-16). Had a great time on board and in Progresso. Probably need to figure Cozumel out better next time. Rented a Jeep in Progresso and drove the family to Uxmal after a co-worker visited Chechen Itza and recommended against there.
Two drawbacks on the ship. Seemed like every port, something was wrong with the propulsion system. We were in U147 and the entire deck just shook in shallow waters, especially returning to Mobile. It was terrible! The other drawback sailing from Cozumel to Mobile was that we had 25kt cross winds causing the ship to list to the side I'm guessing 10-15 degrees. I thought that the pictures on the walls were bolted on, but found out differecntly when we found them all listed with the shipa and some falling off the walls. But the drawback in my opinion was that they emptied the pools and jacuzzis, so I couldn't spend any time with the kids as planned. Personnally I think that they could face the ship in to the wind to take care of some of that from a customer service stand point, but what do I know.
Almost all of the staff was great as expected. If I wanted entertainment on-board, I found two female staff members working starboard side by the buffett that seemed to be in an on-going argument from one morning to the next, but for the most part, all else as great. I would mention that this was only our second cruise ever. Maybe we got spoiled on Victory with Malcolm, but when getting to Cozumel and Progresso, I dind't really notice anyone announcing on the loud speaker that we had been cleared and you could get off the ship. So I spent a lot of time keeping the kids occupied only to look out on the pier to see the crowd walking off.
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