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Karen55

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Karen55 last won the day on June 23 2013

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About Karen55

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 07/26/1955

Personal Info

  • First Name
    Karen
  • Last Name
    Hutchins
  • Gender
    Female
  • State
    Alabama
  • Country
    United States

Cruising

  • First Cruise Ship
    Carnival Fantasy
  • First Cruise Year
    2000
  • Cruises Sailed
    11
  • Days Cruised
    63
  • Favorite Cruise Line
    Carnival
  • Favorite Cruise Ship
    Carnival Dream
  • Favorite Shipboard Activity
    Karaoke
  • Favorite Itinerary
    Caribbean
  • Favorite Port of Call
    Grand Cayman Island
  • Favorite Port Activity
    Shopping
  • Places I've Cruised To
    Bahamas, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Mexico, Key West, St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Tortola, Grand Turk,
  • Last Ship Sailed
    Carnival Magic
  • Last Cruise Date
    March 2018
  • Next Cruise Ship
    Carnival Breeze
  • Next Cruise Date
    February 2019

Details

  • Hobbies & Interests
    Taking care of my grandchildren, cooking, singing, cars...
  • Music
    Anything but rap and twangy country...
  • Movies
    Romantic comedies
    Adventure
    Historical Dramas
  • TV Shows
    CSI Los Angeles
    CSI New Orleans
    Property Brothers
  • Sports
    Auto and motorcycle racing
  • Food
    Anything but eggs and anchovies
  • Pets
    None now
  • Books
    Nothing right now
  • Quotes
    When in doubt, eat desert first...
  • Occupation
    Retired Executive Administrative Assistant
  1. Karen55

    Back from Ruby Princess

    Welcome back... I understand your pain... HUGS.... You will cruise again and soon!!!
  2. If I were on a very long transoceanic cruise.. the classes would be of interest, especially the culinary classes... The 'AzAmazingEvening' on Azamara sounds like something I would totally enjoy... I love music, theater, dance etc... and to experience something like that would be wonderful... I'm not one for a lot of 'swimming with the dolphin' experiences... or sitting on a beach and drinking all day (not that there is anything wrong with that either, just not my style)... To each his/her own... that's why there are so many different cruise lines with so many options... Cruise on my dear friends!!!
  3. LOL Debbie and/or Jerry... I had to laugh about the salt and pepper shakers because there are those who would have a melt down at guest services and demand a credit for half the cruise, I'm sure, if such a thing happened to them. One thing I've learned about cruising... It is what YOU make it... If you want to complain and be miserable, that is your option... Not everything is going to be perfect on any cruise and that includes one on Cunard, Crystal, Seabourn or any of the more expensive lines where you pay six figures for your cruise... Things happen... things happen in everyday life.. but there is no reason to have a melt-down about it... I think a wise person once said: "God grant me Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can change, Wisdom to know the difference." We need to remember this more and complain less... I have a slightly different version of the famous saying...(grins) please forgive me the adaptation... LOL... "Grant me Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can change, Wisdom to hide the bodies of those who piss me off." ... So with that said... me, my butter knife, salt and pepper shaker shall look on down the road to our next cruise on the Dream!!! Cruise on my fellow Cruise Crazies!!!
  4. Karen55

    Carnival Dream May 3, 2015

    There's plenty of room... Y'all book and go with us!!!
  5. Welcome aboard!!! I hope you enjoy Cruise Crazies as much as I do... It's a great place to learn about cruising and make new friends!!!
  6. Karen55

    alexvdiaz, Welcome to CruiseCrazies!

    Welcome aboard! I hope you like Cruise Crazies as much as I do... It's a great place to read and learn about cruising and make new friends...
  7. Karen55

    I love Carnival

    So glad to know you are okay Dave... Carnival is a great cruise line... I've taken 7 cruises with them and my 8th is booked for May 2015... It's a shame the media focuses only on the bad and not on the good when it happens... Wishing you health and happiness!!!
  8. Karen55

    Hello Fellow Cruisers!!!

    Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy Cruise Crazies as much as I do... it's a great group and you will learn a lot from the best in the business!!!
  9. Karen55

    HappyCruisers66 We are new here!

    Welcome aboard... Hope you enjoy Cruise Crazies as much as I do... it's a great group!!!
  10. Hello and welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy Cruise Crazies as much as I do! It's a great place to learn about cruises and make new friends!!!
  11. Karen55

    skeyt, Welcome to CruiseCrazies!

    Hello and welcome aboard! I hope you enjoy Cruise Crazies as much as I do! It's a great place to learn about cruises and to make new friends!
  12. Karen55

    ebbsgirl, Welcome to CruiseCrazies!

    Hello and welcome aboard!!! I hope you enjoy Cruise Crazies as much as I do!!! It's a great place to learn about cruises and to make new friends....
  13. Sailing out of New Orleans to Key West, Freeport and Nassau on the Dream... Looking forward to cruise number 8!!!
  14. What can I say about the Carnival Sunshine? It was great!!! We had a wonderful 8-days aboard the refurbished Carnival Sunshine in Spa-level cabin 11007... One of the new cabins added to the 'Destiny' during it's make-over. I must say I enjoyed the amenities that came with the cabin and being on deck 11 just down the hall from the Serenity Deck pool was wonderful!!!. The cabin was tastefully decorated in blues and greens with taupe... and average in size for a Carnival ship... It was an inside cabin, as I have never found the need to spend the extra money for a balcony due to the fact that we are rarely in our cabin. We purchased the 'Faster to the Fun' program allowing us the privilige of checking in with the Platinum and Diamond level guest and receiving the same service from the dedicated telephone guest service number on board, to the dedicated guest service desk with no waiting, to the early debarkation with our zone being number 3... we were off the ship and in our car by 8:30 am Saturday morning... Very nice and well worth the $49.99. I was a bit concerned about our cruise on the Sunshine after reading several reviews on other sites about issues with the ship. I am glad to say that we experieced none of the problems about which I had read. The only glitch we encountered was one night at dinner we had no butter knife nor salt and pepper shakers on our table...and to me that was funny... it took all of two seconds for those items to appear after telling our wait staff about the missing items... and if that's the only complaint (if you want to call it that-- and I am NOT complaining) then I am more than happy. The ports we visited were bautiful and a first for us... St. Thomas, Grand Truk, Tortola and St. Maarten... There is so much to see and do on each island we can do this same cruise again and have plenty to keep us busy. If you are contemplating the Carnival Sunshine... go!!!! You will have a great time!!! I know we did...
  15. Karen55

    Carnival Sunshine May 17, 2014

    Thanks.. I am much better today... Okay on the ports.. I didn't know if you were doing the same itinerary as us or not... Been to Freeport several times... not a lot to do there... LOL Well not since they took the original International Bazarr Shopping Mall off the tour... (I don't even know if it still exist., but the one they have now down next to the marina is not like the one we went to on our first two cruises...) I can say that if we were to go to Freeport again, we would stay on the boat and go to the Serenity Deck.. LOL... Hope you have a lot of fun and I will be looking forward to hearing about the Sunshine... Safe and happy sailing to you!!!
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