We started cruising in 2007 and have been on 17 so far and not finished yet!
Carnival Cruise 2007
We went with Carnival cruise as our first and not knowing a thing about cruising. We picked our cabin with a balcony and we were so excited! About a month before our departure date, we received a phone call from Carnival Cruise lines and the gentleman was explaining to me that he really needed the cabin we had picked.
I said well that’s fine, but what are we going to do? He explained if I would allow him to take our cabin, he would make it well worth our while. As a newbie, I said sure that is fine as long as we get something just as nice.
So in a few days, we received a packet and inside our paperwork and luggage tags. The tags all read VIP…my husband said, oh-oh did you have to pay extra for these? I said no the gentlemen had told me we would be well taken care of and so whatever this VIP thing was I’m hoping it’s good!
Well little did we know when we arrived, we were sent right on in and got checked in before lots of people. We ended up with a full suite cabin, which was AMAZING! there was a bottle of champagne, a vase of flowers and chocolate covered strawberries! WOW! We felt like we hit the jackpot lol!
An invitation to the Captain’s private party was left in our cabin. As a result, my husband and I went and they served free drinks and little Hors d` oeuvres and we sat down by this older gentlemen. So we started chatting and he says, so how many cruises have you been on? The excitement got the better of me and I said, this is our first one? He gave me this horrified look and said, So what are you doing here and how did you get in? I looked at him and said we have an invitation.
Well in a heartbeat he jumps up and goes to the gentlemen at the door and I can see them chatting and looking at us and looking at a list. Pretty soon the door gentlemen come over to us and introduced himself and told us, the problem the gentlemen has is most people do not get this invitation unless you have cruised a lot of times. But you made someone very happy and they made sure you were rewarded well for it. I said well that man was pretty upset and he says don’t worry, he will be fine. So please stay and enjoy your selves.
So of course we stayed and had a great time, didn’t see that older gentleman any longer, guess he was so mad he left. oh well lol
The cruise was over Christmas and it was full of children, but I noticed you hardly ever saw them, I would guess they are kept pretty busy.
We cruised to the Caribbean and it was so beautiful.
I will update on our other cruises later, so sign up to get updates.
We now love Princess Cruise Lines and have been on 14 cruises with them!
love ya, Barb ❤️
We love our Casper mattress!