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Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines July 12th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,114
Posted By texaspepper
Smile Agree

Agree, the Balcony Staterooms are a bit larger on CCL. We are headed out on CCL Conquest Oct 2, 2011 for my Birthday Cruise. This is our 20th cruise and we are VIP on CCL so get the perks. ...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines June 23rd, 2011, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,114
Posted By texaspepper
I have personally been a Royal Caribbean fan over...

I have personally been a Royal Caribbean fan over the last 4 or five years. But in MHO, RCCL food quality has decreased and given the smaller size of the staterooms opposed to Carnival, I have been...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 19th, 2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,097
Posted By texaspepper
Good Points

Rich, some good points you have given. It is a given that Flat Iron Steaks are a economy cut of meat and cruise ships are looking to cut costs. So the FIS is the cut to do so. I'll take your...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 19th, 2010, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,097
Posted By texaspepper
Cost Cuts

http://www.texaspepper.net/ccl_ecstasy_102510/images/image/ecstasy_102510_151.JPG

I had the Chateaubriand on the Ecstasy Oct 2010. I would rather refer to it as Cooked Cow with Sauce Béarnaise...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 19th, 2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,681
Posted By texaspepper
Three Things

1. Chocolate Melting Cake. . .yum

2. Perhaps larger state rooms than most other cruise lines have.

3. Holding the record for number of cans of Spam served to guests on board a cruise ship. ;)
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 18th, 2010, 10:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,097
Posted By texaspepper
More info on the Flat Iron Steak.

More info on the Flat Iron Steak.

FYI. If you like the Flat Iron Steak, you can buy them daily at WalMart, and Krogers. Krogers sells FIS in a premarinated pack or WalMart has the FIS in a...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines December 18th, 2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,097
Posted By texaspepper
Compare Rib Eye Steak or NY Steak To The New Flat Iron Steak On CCL

I have been reading about the Flat Iron Steak on Carnival MDR Menu. We have had it on our last two Carnival Ecstasy cruises. Hum. Have to say it was not the quality of Rib Eye or New York...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International November 18th, 2010, 09:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By texaspepper
Fenclare, some good insights.

You have posted some very valid insights to this thread. As I stated in a previous posting, the European tipping value system is not the same as the North American. In NA we are "trained" to apply...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 15th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By texaspepper
Good Insight

As you stated Paul, it is a club where you pay a fee to join and and then an annual fee for the benefits. The benefits covers condos, resorts, air fare, cruises and such. GE has thousands of members...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 14th, 2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By texaspepper
Carnival Cruise Lines has eliminated on line discounts for their cruises

Carnival Cruise Lines has eliminated on line discounts for their cruises when you book. What that means, the Travel Agent discounts are no longer there. We are members of Great Escapes Travel...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 14th, 2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,318
Posted By texaspepper
What to expect when you arrive at Galveston Cruise Terminal

I read recently a thread from a first time cruiser wondering about what time to arrive at Galveston to embark. Depending on the ship you are sailing, Conquest or Ecstasy and where you are parking...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 11th, 2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By texaspepper
Feb

Bunch of family members going on the Conquest Feb 20, 2011 and they are wanting us to join the group. Mardi Gras on board sounds like fun and you'll have a birthday ball
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 10th, 2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By texaspepper
Carnival Splendor Update

Carnival Splendor Update. I just heard on TV from a guest who spoke by cell phone the greatest tragedy of all. . . .NO COFFEE. OMG. . .no hot water to make coffee. :(

Passengers are sleeping...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 9th, 2010, 08:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,271
Posted By texaspepper
The Poor Folks On The CCL Splendor

The poor folks on the Carnival Splendor . . .stranded in the Pacific Ocean. Ship lost all refrigeration, all food in the fig, A/C and now they are flying in food from the Ronald Regan Aircraft...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines November 6th, 2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By texaspepper
A Cruise Is What You Make It!

A cruise is what you make of it. That is why I preform in the CCL Talent Shows and on the Conquest in the Legend shows. . .have fun. Meet people sitting on the Lido Deck. . .learn about their...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 17th, 2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By texaspepper
Good points

Yes. . .a company as larges as RCCL and projecting the needed growth for 2011-2012 I am sure more discussion and planning has gone in Miami than we'll ever know about. I for one, do hope, and I do...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 16th, 2010, 10:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By texaspepper
Sadly, we in the USA have no choice when comes to...

Sadly, we in the USA have no choice when comes to tipping. We were birthed with the concept that servers "expect tips" based on their wages.

Too all who have commented on my opening post,...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 14th, 2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By texaspepper
RCCL is facing a challenge about tipping.

An article from
Royal Caribbean International to review tipping policy - www.travelweekly.co.uk...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 13th, 2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By texaspepper
Understand

Thank you Felix for your comments and views. Well taken and speaking for myself, I do have a fairly good grasp on the American- from other nations view.

I lived in New Zealand for a couple of...
Forum: Royal Caribbean International October 12th, 2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,246
Posted By texaspepper
Is RCCL Abandoning The US Market For Europe?

I have been reading more and more about RCCL moving to the European cruise market because of the stronger Euro or the expected European cruise market. Well, RCCL consider this. . .Americans have...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 22nd, 2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By texaspepper
Cool Cruise

Thanks Bob.

BTW. . .it not really the kids in our home that are driving us to run away and cruise. . .just had to have a excuse to go on a cruise. . .If it were possible. . .I would take all of...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 22nd, 2010, 12:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By texaspepper
Talking The Cruise In A Bad Economy

We are going on CCL Ecstasy Oct 25, 2010 and planning on getting out of STRESS on the home front. Have 33 old daughter, 7 month old granddaughter, 17 month old granddaughter and father living with...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 20th, 2010, 04:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 357
Posted By texaspepper
Thumbs up Carnival Ecstasy Oct 25, 2010 -Anyone One Else?

Carnival Ecstasy Oct 25, 2010 -Anyone One Else? CCL has a great price for this cruise. Inside starts at $279 for this five day cruise from Galveston. We booked it today. We will be VIP . . .at...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 16th, 2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,331
Posted By texaspepper
Smile Interesting

Preorder as in . . .calling, do so at booking??? What class of stateroom do you stay in?

Just my personal thoughts. . .but we like going direct to the Lido Deck and get the food choices we like...
Forum: Carnival Cruise Lines September 16th, 2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,475
Posted By texaspepper
Where's the beef?

I am glad to read the comments that the meat dishes are good if not improved. Sailed Conquest, Fantasy and Ecstasy in the last 18 months a few times. Ordered Prime Rib on Conquest. . .ah, it was...
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