The Griswolds will be seeing this famous fantail again soon. March 25, to be exact, for cruise #9 on Carnival Imagination. We have never cruised on this particular ship, so off we’ll go for three nights to the Bahamas. Bleh. We go more for the cruising than for the ports.
We had already decided to do a transatlantic in October out of Barcelona on the Epic, and had made our flight reservations, only to discover there are several smoking complaints on the cruise boards about the Epic. Rut roh. That won’t work for us, especially on a TA...and we had not booked the cruise yet. A quick check reveals that the Carnival Magic is doing a TA a week after our Barcelona arrival…with John Heald as Cruise Director (that rocks!), so Dick booked that and looked for something for us to do in Spain in the interim…and found us a Costa cruise that fills in the gap between arrival in Barcelona and departure on the Magic.
The 16-day Magic cruise puts us in Platinum status, with some really good perks, which is the main reason we are taking the short, bargain hop over to the Bahamas for #9. Carnival counts number of cruises, not number of nights onboard as some other lines do, for their loyalty programs.
So many cruises, so little time. Who wants to join us???
Life is good!