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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 8th, 2004, 08:56 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Helping out the needy???

Regarding buying their wares and handicrafts.....don't bargain as many of us are tempted to do simply b/c it is the expected routine...instead, offer a bit MORE than the asking price. What's a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 6th, 2004, 04:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,678
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: sick of non-smokers complaining!!

Smokers certainly do have the right to smoke onboard.

If the smoking lounges were confined, as they are in land based restaurants, and on most cruise ships, then the odor of smoke wouldn't...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 6th, 2004, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,307
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: booze on board?

Shirley...yes....the cruise documents clearly state that you can bring a reasonable amount of wine onboard at embarkation only. We brought on 6 bottles of wine, my sister put 3 in her carry-on and I...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 6th, 2004, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: RCCL or Carnival Victory????

Tova...service was horrendous on the Carnival Miracle that we just came off of. Honestly...there was a huge difference from AOS and EOS that we have sailed in the past. Our experience on Carnival...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 6th, 2004, 03:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Navigator or Conquest?, Cruising in Sept.?

Book the Navigator - there is no comparison. We are so sorry we decided to try Carnival Miracle this time...had a sorely disappointing experience compared to Voyager class ships we have sailed in...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 6th, 2004, 03:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: VOS officially BOOKED

you are going to LOVE that ship. We just came off a Carnival cruise, and there is absolutely no comparison to the Voyager class we have sailed in the past. We sincerely regret switching.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 6th, 2004, 01:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

update: I wanted you all to know that I had a post-cruise meeting with my travel agent today and she wanted both a copy of my reivew (which I have to update to include all the things that came up in...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 5th, 2004, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

gina marie- I'm realizing by the replies to my review that there is a big difference in how crowded the ship felt, and how well the crew was able to handle the crowd, during school time verses summer...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 5th, 2004, 06:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

Glad to see you el. I tried to email you my comments, but it wouldn't go thru.

hair dryers are provided. they are 1200 watts and attached to the desk drawer so you have to sit at the deck to...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International July 5th, 2004, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 744
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: RCCL or Carnival Victory????

Stick with RCCL - we were so uncomfortable and disappointed with our recent cruise on Carnival Miracle (isn;t that a sister ship of victory?) You can read my thumbs-down review on the Carnival...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 5th, 2004, 03:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

We had 2 category 8A's, with 3 people in each room. We felt the rooms were a decent size. The feature of having the balcony divider opened to connect the two rooms was very convenient, however...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 4th, 2004, 01:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Re: Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

Thanks Glenn...I tried to be balanced, because it wasn't a bad experience, just a disappointing one. There were many positives, and many pleasant surprises too.

This was the first week school was...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 4th, 2004, 12:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

Lorraine...we are huge RCCL (EOS) fans, so perhaps we have different tastes and opinions than most. The Norwegean Dawn was docked next to us in PC and was also much more appealing to us (and to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 4th, 2004, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

I can't answer your questions Deanna....

We brought a 12 pack of Diet Coke with Lime onboard with us (not considered smuggling b/c our documents said you could bring on a reasonable quantity of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 4th, 2004, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,084
Posted By Valentina1209
MIRACLE REVIEW 6/26-7/3

We also just came off the Miracle and it was the ugliest and most uncomfortable ship we've ever been on in 16 years of cruising. We went in with a positive attitude, determined not to compare it to...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 26th, 2004, 12:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 585
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: cell phones

ATT only worked in San Juan and St Thomas, and I was charged 40 cents a minute roaming fees.
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 25th, 2004, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Review of Miracle 6-7-04 to 6-12-04

Mario, we are also sailing tomorrow, and are bringing 3 bottles of wine. It says in our documents that brnging wine aboard at embarkaton is permitted. It doesn't specify how many bottles we are...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 25th, 2004, 02:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Just off Miracle 6/12 to 6/19

we did the Everglades excursion on our cruise 2 years ago and agree that it was outstanding and highly recommend it!
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 25th, 2004, 02:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: To Do's in Cape Canaveral

We did the Everglades tour on another cruise and it was awesome! I highly recomend it. This time, we are considering the Fun In The Sun excursion that just went up on Carnival's website. They take...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 25th, 2004, 02:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Just off Miracle 6/12 to 6/19

on the carnival website...go to shore excursions and the put in Bahamas in the first box, then select Port Canaveral from the drop down menu
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 24th, 2004, 06:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach excursion question...

El - we are sailing on Saturday the 26th. We are pretty sure we're going to try this excursion. My cousins who live in Orlando want to come down and see us, and this seems to be a good meeting...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 24th, 2004, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 435
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: River Tubing in Jamaica

River tubing in Jamaica was BY FAR the best excursion my family has ever done anywhere. (My children were 8 & 10 and managed just fine on it) You go just fast enough to have fun and still feel...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 23rd, 2004, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 783
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Port Canaveral/Cocoa Beach excursion question...

never mind. Its this one: http://www.ronjonresort.com/
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 23rd, 2004, 07:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,169
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: Just off Miracle 6/12 to 6/19

El, I saw that updated PC excursion list. We are thinking of doing the Fun in the Sun resort excursion to Cocoa Beach. We are 2 families of three - including an infant.



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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 23rd, 2004, 07:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Valentina1209
Re: CABIN UPGRADES

yep - I'll gladly post a review, but I should say in advance that I am not very critical and tend to enjoy and appreciate everything.
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