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Forum: All Things Cruising August 14th, 2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 68
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Posted By dolphin1017
Thanks so much for posting. For anyone staying at...

Thanks so much for posting. For anyone staying at the Ocean Sky Resort I would recommend you take a taxi to or from the Port rather than the shuttle. We were just there last week and the taxi was...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 11th, 2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,799
Posted By dolphin1017
Rates Lowered After Booking?

I have a quick question please? We booked our Carnival cruise last February for a July 31st sail date. Since that time, the prices have been lowered. I called Carnival yesterday to see if we can get...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 19th, 2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By dolphin1017
Wife and I stayed at the Ocean Sky Hotel on 4060...

Wife and I stayed at the Ocean Sky Hotel on 4060 Galt Ocean Drive Browward Ave. last June. Cost was around $80. a night. Hotel was very nice with a dining area inside (somewhat pricey). There are...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 14th, 2009, 10:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,391
Posted By dolphin1017
We did our first cruise on the Facination in...

We did our first cruise on the Facination in 2008. LOVED IT! The only negatives were;

1. We were on the Rivera deck and there was a noise like a chain banging at night. Would last 5 minutes or so,...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 29th, 2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,311
Posted By dolphin1017
We always check in early which usually means our...

We always check in early which usually means our room is not ready yet. The first thing we do is head to the Lido deck grill and grab one of the GREAT hamburgers. Don't know why, but Carnival cruise...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 28th, 2009, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,834
Posted By dolphin1017
We used GLS Shuttle Service last June when we...

We used GLS Shuttle Service last June when we flew into Ft. Lauderdale. Charge was $30. from the airport to the hotel, $75. from the hotel to the Miami Port, and, $60. from the Port back to the...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines August 16th, 2009, 02:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,746
Posted By dolphin1017
We were there on June 17, 2009. We didn't book...

We were there on June 17, 2009. We didn't book anything but was told we could visit the strawmarket only a half mile away from the ship. We tried to go, but was hounded outside the pier with 10 or so...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 23rd, 2009, 12:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,187
Posted By dolphin1017
Just sailed on The Valor last month. GREAT ship...

Just sailed on The Valor last month. GREAT ship with good food, clean rooms and a wonderful crew! You can't get much better than the Valor. If you see Mariassa (from Thailand) in the Ivanhoe Theatre...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 11th, 2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,644
Posted By dolphin1017
Have only been on two cruises and both ships were...

Have only been on two cruises and both ships were nice. Would have to say the Valor is the best so far.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 1st, 2009, 12:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,361
Posted By dolphin1017
We were in Isla Rotan two weeks ago. We didn't...

We were in Isla Rotan two weeks ago. We didn't book an excursion but wanted to take a nice walk outsdie the dock. We were hounded by natives wanting to take us on a tour of the island. They were hard...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 1st, 2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 863
Posted By dolphin1017
We just got back a week ago from our Valor...

We just got back a week ago from our Valor cruise. Had a GREAT time and hope you do to! Have fun!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 1st, 2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By dolphin1017
My wife got a 40 minute massage and a 15 minute...

My wife got a 40 minute massage and a 15 minute facial last summer for $129.00. It was a special and she loved it. I am a certified massage therapist and the prices charged on cruise ships are alot...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 1st, 2009, 12:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,160
Posted By dolphin1017
I visited the Tulum Mayan Ruins last summer and...

I visited the Tulum Mayan Ruins last summer and it was awesome! We went to Tulum when our ship, The Facination, docked in Cozumel. It was my first trip to Mexico and I didn't mind the 30 mile ride...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 27th, 2009, 10:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,366
Posted By dolphin1017
Barring no problems with your flight, you should...

Barring no problems with your flight, you should be OK. We always go down a day or two early just to be safe but if your plane and limo service is on time it really doesn't take that long to get to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 27th, 2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 786
Posted By dolphin1017
We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We...

We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We went down a couple of days early and stayed in Ft. Lauderdale at Ocean Sky resort. Cost was $80. per night. It was a great place with a balcony. Ask...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 27th, 2009, 09:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,116
Posted By dolphin1017
Book online before you leave. It's easy. Do not...

Book online before you leave. It's easy. Do not take any excursions from hawkers outside the dock. It can be dangerous. It's much safer to have an excursion booked thru Carnival. Have fun!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 27th, 2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By dolphin1017
We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We...

We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We booked our cruise 3 or 4 months early and got a great deal. Actually, it was the best time as prices started to go up after that. I would recommend...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 27th, 2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By dolphin1017
We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We...

We just returned from our cruise last Sunday. We left the ship in Miami at 9 am and went all the way to the Ft. Lauderdale airport in 30 minutes. We were at the airport at 9:30 and our fight was at 3...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 6th, 2009, 01:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,749
Posted By dolphin1017
Wife and I went on our first cruise last August....

Wife and I went on our first cruise last August. Had a GREAT time. Liked it so much we are doing it again this summer. Hope you and your gal pals create memories that will last a lifetime. HAVE...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines May 6th, 2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,670
Posted By dolphin1017
Sorry you had a bad experience on your first...

Sorry you had a bad experience on your first cruise. Don't give up! Sometimes, it is like going to a baseball game, and then it gets rained out. However, when the sun does shine, you have a great...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 23rd, 2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,086
Posted By dolphin1017
We stayed on the Riviera Deck last August and it...

We stayed on the Riviera Deck last August and it was just fine. We had a big window where we could sit on the bed and watch the flying fish come out of the waves. It was pretty cool. We did have some...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 23rd, 2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,645
Posted By dolphin1017
We are booked for June 14, 2009 on The Valor....

We are booked for June 14, 2009 on The Valor. Arriving in Miami a couple of days before to take in South Beach. Leaving Miami we go to Grand Cayman, Honduras, Belize and Cozumel. This will be our...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines March 23rd, 2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,153
Posted By dolphin1017
My wife and I took a cruise last August on the...

My wife and I took a cruise last August on the Facination. On the last day of the trip, we decided to hit the "Adult Only" area for some sun and relaxation. We went into the pool and there were kids...
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