Just back from Carnival Carribean cruise

Jan 1st, 2003, 02:18 PM
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Having just returned from a 10 day Princess cruise -

I have to agree a 100% with Croozer that Princess food is better then Carnival's.

I have to disagree with Paul about times on Princess buffet when there is very little. Princess buffet always has "real food". They had 2 different buffet lines - during the transition, they closed one buffet line (while the other had tons of real food) to switch over to the next meal. But there was never a time where there was not great food at the buffet.

Also, I do not like seafood and I never had any problems finding tons of food that I enjoyed in the buffet or in the dining room.

For me - I prefer Princess to Carnival cruise food.
Jan 1st, 2003, 02:54 PM
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Paul you're just an old vasilater !! LOL
Jan 1st, 2003, 03:06 PM
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If you don't want to be responsible for your 2 year old child on a cruise why not leave him home with granny?
Jan 1st, 2003, 03:13 PM
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Theresa -I'm confused - what did you mean by "real food"?
Jan 1st, 2003, 03:56 PM
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Sorry - Paul was saying that there are times when Princess buffet is open but there is very little food there.

I was just trying to indicate that they had carved meets, hot dishes, fruits, vegetables, etc. . . not just "fluff" transition food. They have full meals at all times, not just small sandwiches or transition food.
Jan 1st, 2003, 10:15 PM
Paul Therault
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Hi Theresa,

Sorry, I was just attempting to explain that there was not a great amount of food and there was nothing that I wished to eat or wait for.

In the meantime I will continue to vasilate but I am finding it is making me quite greasy.

Happy sailing.

Jan 2nd, 2003, 04:49 AM
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Paul you will never change. I rarely agree with Peter but you do change your tune when people call you to the plate.

As far as negative comments. How does saying that people have every right to voice their opinion besides you constitute negative comments?

Croozer stated succinctly what happened to him/her on their cruise. I may "Bash" the cruise lines from time to time but rarely the poster, with the exception of you who should know better.
Jan 2nd, 2003, 09:37 AM
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Croozer....why didn't you look into this before you went on the cruise? Bringing such a small kid with you I would think you should have planned a little better than that.
Jan 2nd, 2003, 09:47 AM
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Each post by Peter & x man contribute to this web site falling so far behind Cruise Critic as a source of information.
Jan 2nd, 2003, 11:26 AM
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Let me ask you a question Zach. How does Xman reaffirming that Croozer has a right to voice his opinions bring down this site?

Just wait until you say something that Paul disagrees with, then let's see how you feel about it. I think Xman is just standing up for the right of all to make their opinions known. That's what this site is for.

Croozer's closing comment was how he enjoyed the cruise overall. He just mentioned some areas for improvement. Anytime anybody says anything remotely negative about CCL Paul jumps all over them.
Jan 2nd, 2003, 02:16 PM
greggs travel
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Disney is way better for families and dining unless of course you like "rubbery" seafood from Carnival. SO what is kids programs are extra, they're WORTH it and you get the comfort in knowing that Disney really knows how & wants to take care of them. And he would have never paid full fare to cruise, just ludricrous!
Jan 2nd, 2003, 03:57 PM
Mrs. Croozer
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OK, Mr. Croozer is the nice guy on this issue. Now, I think I can help with the not so nice parts. For all of you Disney lovers, guess what, we did that at Thanksgiving. We, of course, had a Disney-fab time and had our child with us the entire time without any "babysitting" problems. Kids under age two fly for free, it didn't matter to us where we went on this trip. Why did we choose a Carnival cruise? Because of Camp Carnival! Our child plays in daycare almost every weekday. He thrives on play - play with toys, but mostly with other kids. So we are told from several sources (we did do homework) that this cruise line is kid friendly and the way to go for a "family fun" trip. On the last day, I couldn't take my child grabbing my hand and dragging me toward our cabin door crying "play, play". I took him to Camp Carnival and told them that I understood that they are not able to watch him but kindly asked if he could play under my supervision. The reply - no, he can only come here between the hours of 1 and 2 if you want to watch him. By the way - they mean 1 and 2! At 2pm we were kicked out and the door locked behind us - my child hung on that door and cryed for an hour to go back and I wanted to cry too. Why am I so angry? Because of how a full paying customer was treated. That would be the day they told a full paying adult customer that they couldn't use the pool deck or the gym facilities! Why would they tell a child that they couldn't use their toy room to play? By the way - he certainly wasn't the youngest, we ate dinner with a 9-month old who only had to pay 60$US for his fare. Is it really fair to tout yourself a family fun ship and then treat some of your family members like crap? As for the glasses - we couldn't get ANY glasses in the room. They were there the first day (right next to the ice bucket) and never appeared again. As to why we would choose to bring our child with us- I don't feel I need to explain or justify why we travel with family, anymore than you need to justify to me why you haven't found a soulmate and started a family. Not that this is necesarily the case, mind you. Its just that your personal family (or lack thereoff) life is none of my business.

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