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First but not Last Cruise ~ Carnival LegendAuthor: ColoradoSweetheart
Date of Trip: March 2008
By middle of night the rocking had calmed tremendously and we managed to sleep.
Saturday, March 3 ~ Debarkation Day / Tampa
Can you believe it's over? I can't, nor do I want to. Our bottles of rum were 1.75 liters and we weren't really clear on the 1 liter per person so we headed down to customs. I think he laughed at me ... LOL!!! But that's okay, better safe than sorry.
We decided to wait to be called off, so headed up and had breakfast. Robert was totally miserably sick so he just kinda sat there in Tampa, freezing.
Once they finally cleared the ship and the self debarking guests left, they started calling numbers and we were in the first group. It was a piece of cake (although sad) to get off the ship, get our luggage and get an Alamo bus to get our car.
We then headed to our hotel and rested ... and slept. Next day Yankee's Stadium and the Beach, Lunch and the airport. It was Over!!! I cried!!!
It was a wonderful first cruise and we will definitely be cruising again. THANK YOU Cruise Critic, because if I hadn't spent a year on here beforehand I'd of had no idea about a lot of stuff. You guys rock.
JUST SOME HINTS:
I thought the hairdryer they provide was better than mine.
BRING the power strip!!!!
I thought the buffet food was pretty good ... again, when I'm not prepping, cooking, cleaning it's GOOD. Some things were better than others but I always found something.
The hamburger / hot dogs, etc were very good as was the pizza and I loved the 24 hr ice cream.
As for the layout, I get lost no matter what I do ... it took me a few days to know where I was, but that's just me. So it's hard to say if it was a good or not so good layout. But even getting lost, I had a blast checking everything out.
I didn't notice any smokey smells and I'm really sensitive ... no huge crowds most of the time, no chair hogs ... no noisy neighbors ...no nosy ones either ... LOL!!!
I found all the staff to be wonderful and professional.
Dinner Club is a MUST MUST MUST!!!! Next time I might do it more than once.
I really can't come up with ONE bad thing about the cruise, or the legend. I'll rack my brain (LOL) but I can't. It was the most amazing ship for a first cruise
LINK TO MY PIX: http://community.webshots.com/user/RobertandConnie
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