Re: Halloween Cruise/Paradise/I'm going. Who else?
I will be on the Halloween Cruise. It is only a few weeks away! It is going to be a blast as I heard there are over 300+ singles that booked just through the agency I booked through, let alone other groups.
There is a Yahoo Group where over 150 people have joined, lots of information is being exchanged, lots of plans, as well as chats going on. That one is the group named: HALLOWEENCRUISEPARADISE
I was also on last year's Halloween cruise. Being right after 9/11, it was just a bit of a downer with just over 200 singles and some bad weather nearby. But... it was still a blast!
Mostly good service and lots of fun, I did have a few minor Carnival gripes:
The hot tub was not available at night (you know singles would LOVE to be able to hot tub at night!!)
If you don't drink alcohol, they start to remember and may lower the service level if you are using a soft-drink card. Also, the drink service during dinner was poor, obviously a labor shortage. Had to make a run to the bar during dinner!
They ran out of chocolate syrup by day 5, a SIN for chocoholics! (hehe)
Disco music was mostly aimed at the 20 year old crowd.... though the average age was in the 30s... the DJs did not care. A bit too much techno and WAY TOO MUCH rap. Need more DANCING music, such as 70s and 80s disco-like music....I've seen teens having a GREAT time with that sort of music. Rap and techno is a bit towards a "low-life" environment, Carnival should have a bit more class.
Nassau is not worthy of a stop, more time in St Thomas would improve the trip. I may stay on the ship this time while in Nassau.
But the parties were great, met lots of people, I will never forget that trip, as i am sure I won't forget this one.
See you there!
Watch out for cooked rice with uncooked pieces... they are hard.