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Great value, wonderful trip!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Apr 07, 2014


Had a great experience on this trip. Carnival has always been my favorite cruise line, but I hadn't sailed on this ship previously. One night we had rough weather at sea, but not Carnival's fault. Clean room every day, awesome food, wonderful service! Can't beat it! I'll definitely be back!

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Had a great time, room had a bad smell, food lines to long

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2014


The food lines where long and some people where eating in the line while they where getting the food

it was really gross.  The room had a bad smell,  half of the staff could not speak good English, the pool was really small and crowded.   The kids slides where ok but they would get stuck half way down and really slow going, they said that they where not much fun and this is one of the reasons we picked this cruise was for the kids slides and play area.   I give it a 4 out of 10

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HAD A GREAT TIME

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Mar 31, 2014


I HAD A GOOD TIME , NO COMPLAINS. I LOST MY CELL PHONE IN THE LIDO DECK WHILE WATCHING THE DANCE ON THE FLOOR AND NEVER THOUGH I WOULD FIND IT , THANKS FOR THE HONEST STAFF  AS I WENT TO GUEST SERVICE AND FOUND IT IN AN HOUR TIME.

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Interesting Trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Mar 24, 2014


Though we didn't get to Cozumel we were taken to Nassau.  The change in itinerary was not a problem for us.  We got to do everything we had planned.  It was important to save the 41 refugees as a mission of mercy, though some people complained.  How sad.  Our family enjoyed the trip.  The food in the cafeteria is never as good as in the dining rooms, but there is greater availability.  We will cruise again.  

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wish I would of known

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Mar 24, 2014


I can say it was disappointed with this cruise from the beginning. this is my second cruise the first one back in "2010" on Royal wonderful. It was just myself and my husband. This time "2014" Carnival we had our children from 18 years to 2 1/2   year old ( 5). First by saying there is i booked via 1800-cruise and they sure made sure I purchased the travel insurance through them but they fail to inform me that by family would be seperate and on different planes and different times. Second they didn't inform me that we would have to fly into ft launderdale not miami (which is where we were deporting from) so we had to pay for  transport. too. What a mess...

 The cruise with carnival had alot to do for all of us. Great for kids. The food seem like the same everyday.Nothing to special. Our cruise was to go to Key west and cozmel which we got to key west loved it, which we had more time to explore. Cozmel was changed to the Bahamas (which is where we went before) and would have been over $1400.00 cheaper for us to book to go there in the 1st place. We had the dolphin swim  booked for cozmel and we had to switch it to the Bahamas, another $100.00 more for and encounter ( touch and get a picture taken) less for more oney again.    So as you can tell I'm still upset about it and when I called when we got back Daphane with Carnival was rude and no help with any of this. Stating at lease we got to go somewhere else. That in the disclosure it states that they can changes.

This whole experience made me and my husband not want to cruise anymore.

good luck

 

Cynthia +7

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Our first cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


Had no expectations going in.  Would never book another cruise during spring break. Wait staff seemed a little overwhelmed. Entertaiment staff

was terrific.

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Made a mistake

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


Carnival is a good line but I decided to save money and booked an interior room.  It smelled musty and hadn't been properly cleaned.  I've never had that experience before. I will never book an interior room again.  The food was good and the portions small which was good, but  I still gained weight.  The stewards were their usual charming selves. How can people be so happy and nice all the time no matter what?  They were great.  The Russians at the guest services desk missed the training day devoted to customer service however. They were unfriendly, acted like they didn't understand English and the lines were long.  There were lots of deck chairs and on the Ectasy there are lots of places to eat outside which was nice.  The entertainers brought the show into the atrium and it was great seeing everyone on all the floors taking part in the singing and dancing.  That was fun!

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Excellent First Cruise Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


My daughters (ages 14 and 17) and I just returned from our first cruise over spring break.  We had a wonderful experience from boarding to departure. 

The boarding experience was easy, my husband was able to park across the street in the parking lot and walk us right to the security area for boarding.  We were welcomed by friendly and helpful staff.  We went through security, received our room card and had one of our favorite pictures of the cruise taken there.  We found our cabin to be clean and had enough room for the 3 of us.  We had 2 twins and a pull down that was pulled down nightly and put away in the morning by our friendly room steward.  The life boat drill was a little lengthy but is required by all guests to attend.  After that we explored the ship and did a lot of walking.  We found the crew to be lots of fun and entertaining.  We enjoyed the Cruise Director and his daily announcements as to what was going on that day and night.  There is plenty of fun to be had on this ship.  The crew is often seen dancing and entertaining.  There was a DJ on the Lido deck most days and the music was great.  We found the food to be good and I especially enjoyed dining in the Wind Star dining room nightly.  You are treated to a formal dinner with tablecloths, cloth napkins and friendly staff.  My daughters enjoyed the nightly dance song that the waiters all get involved in and the napkin dance.  I enjoyed my meals (and wine) every night and found we requested the same area to sit in because we enjoyed the staff (who remembered all our names and what we liked to drink ).  The waiters we had were friendly and seemed to want to please us (what a nice surprise).  The Motown and Brits shows were excellent and very entertaining.  

Our cruise stopped in Key West where we got off and shopped and walked around the town.  A trip to the store where they make Kino sandals is a must....leather sandals for $14, only found in Key West.  We did take a pedi-bike and his quick tour of the town was informative and saved us the long walk back from the Southernmost Point.  In Cozumel we did the dolphin experience and made great memories.  It is a little pricey but worth it.  We were able to swim with, dance with and receive a kiss and a ride from the dolphins.  It was just under $400 for the 3 of us.  My advice on this excursion is be prepared to spend a lot of money on pictures.  They do not allow any cameras near the dolphin pools and their pictures are very expensive.  Of course worth for the money but still!  Cozumel had great shopping and we enjoyed "bartering" with the locals.  The night we left Cozumel there was a huge Fiesta on the lido deck with a DJ and lots of dancing, we stayed up on deck well past midnight that night.  The crew was all present and appeared to enjoy dancing with guests too.  I also enjoyed a spa treatment one day.  I received a hot stone massage, foot massage, scalp massage and facial for $139, a good deal!  I also enjoyed the gym on board, the view from the treadmills is priceless!

I would recommend this cruise and ship to anyone.  We had a very memorable vacation.  I found the ship to be clean (there was visible cleaning going on all the time) and fun!  I did spend a lot of money on pictures that are displayed nightly but they were worth every penny!

I am already looking to book my next cruise on Carnival this summer!

 

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Great trip!

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i thought it was a great cruise! I loved the food, entertainment, and the staff. 

I must say that the bartender in the main lobby, Chai, was absolutely great! She made the best apple martinis! 

 

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Wonderful cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Ecstasy | Sail Date: Feb 03, 2014


It was our first cruise and we highly recommend it.  It was a very fun week.  Staff was friendly, helpful, and courteous.  We definitely plan on going on another cruise because we had such a wonderful time on this one.

 

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About Carnival Ecstasy

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410
Oceanview Cabins
98
Balcony Cabins
54
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
1
Pools

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Ship Staff Quality: 74%
Stateroom Quality: 62%
Destinations & Excursions: 57%

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Cabins of Carnival Ecstasy

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen chair and coffee table individual climate control closet wall-safe private bathroom with shower telephone and 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E80, E81, E116, E119, E120, E123, E52, E53, E56, E57, M298, R298

Available On Decks:
Verandah, Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen picture window chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E64, E65, E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, E72, E73

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Stateroom with Standard Balcony on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen private balcony chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: staterooms with upper births lower beds do not convert to a king when both uppers are in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.
Please Note: in staterooms with upper births lower beds do not convert to a king when both uppers are in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U224, U237

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) chair with coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Riviera

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen two porthole windows chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Aft-View Extended Balcony on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 55 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen private balcony chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper

Extended Balcony Grand Suite on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 115 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony queen-size bed convertible sofa sitting area individual climate control private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower walk-in closet with wall safe telephone mini-bar and a 26" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Upper

Grand Suite on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 70 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony queen-size bed convertible sofa sitting area individual climate control private bathroom with Jacuzzi tub and shower walk-in closet with wall safe telephone mini-bar and a 26" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U69

Available On Decks:
Upper

Junior Suite (obstructed views) on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony with obstructed view queen-size bed and convertible sofa sitting area individual climate control private bathroom with shower telephone mini-bar wall safe and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Junior Suite on Carnival Ecstasy Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony queen-size bed and convertible sofa sitting area individual climate control private bathroom with shower telephone mini-bar wall safe and 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Deck Plans for Carnival Ecstasy

Carnival Ecstasy

 

Sun

The Sun Deck features the jogging track and mini-golf course.

Sun
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Ecstasy Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal attire is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Wind Star & Wind Song Dining Rooms on Carnival Ecstasy Enjoy delicious cuisine artfully presented and attentively served, in these elegant main dining rooms.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel).

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Panorama Bar & Grill on Carnival Ecstasy The Panorama Bar and Grill located on the lido deck is a self-service casual buffet restaurant that's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from multiple hot and cold food stations featuring pastas, stir-fry, carving stations, a New York Deli, rotisserie chicken, freshly grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, a pizzeria, salad bar and a wide array of desserts.

Seating Times: 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Ecstasy Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Sushi Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigira Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner: 5:30 - 8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: Casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

The Rolls Royce Cafe on Carnival Ecstasy This coffee shop serves a variety of designer coffees, cookies, cakes, pastries and milk shakes. Catch up on your reading over a cappuccino, or simply admire the vintage Rolls Royce on display.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: Casual attire.
Costs: Nominal fee for each item.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Ecstasy Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Blue Sapphire Lounge on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Verandah
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Description:

Blue Sapphire Lounge on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
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China Town Lounge on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
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Circle C on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Verandah
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Formalities on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Java Cafe on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the Carnival Promenade deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Library on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Verandah
Type: Bar
Description: The Lobby and Atrium Bar is grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: The Lobby and Atrium Bar is grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Lido
Type: Bar
Description: The Lobby and Atrium Bar is grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sun
Type: Bar
Description: The Lobby and Atrium Bar is grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic.

Metropolis Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description:

Photo Gallery on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Resort Style Pool on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sun
Type: Pool
Description: Think palm trees, a cool breeze and relaxing with your favorite drink in your hand. Take a swim or just chill out. Nothing says vacation like the new resort-style pools.

Serenity on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

Starlight Aft Lounge on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the aft lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Verandah
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

The Neon Piano Bar on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Verandah
Type: Bar
Description: Live, intimate and entertaining...check out the Neon Piano Bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with other guests.

Video Arcade on Carnival Ecstasy Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Tips for Carnival Ecstasy

Don't believe the bad reviews. There are some people that can't say anything good about anything. Make your own experience. I am so glad I gave Carnival a chance !!! I will be doing this again and again !!!

I loved eating breakfast on the Lido deck. They had short lines and I loved the omelets they made for us

No children? Definitely check out the Serenity Deck, a lounging area with two jacuzzi's for adults only . Super comfy lounges, conveniently located aft, right below the lido deck so grabbing a snack or drink was super easy.

The omelet buffet on the Lido deck is very good. Always, always get the chocolate melting cake!

Try Anytime dining. It is nice to have choices around what time you want to eat especially when you go ashore.

The lido is the place for short food lines and diverse fare but the dining rooms are well worth the short wait.The layout of the ship is easily learned and easily accessible.

we enjoyed the anytime dinning also the Lido for anytime outside eating. The self serve ice cream is always a hit.

love the sit down dinner the food was great

If you want some peace and quiet - go to the adults only serenity deck - very nice.

If you able,get on the anytime dinning list.You will not only meet new people at each meal, but also eat the best food on the ship and not miss any events because of being pined down to a set time to eat.

We suggest going with the open seating dinner plan rather than the set time because you never know what you'll be doing and you can eat whenever you want. We enjoyed our meals and talked to everyone. Enjoy.

There's a wonderful deck under the lido deck for adults only. Was a fabulous place to have quiet sun and ability to read and chat without a lot of hussle bussle.

Carnival proivides free transportation from its dock to the downtown area. Use it as the drivers provide a running commentary on the area.

Try the turkey wraps! Amazing!

Get up early avoid the long lines

The lido deck had the best food of all the food places on board I think, the early dining in wind song food was cold the first night

Great staff and good food!

Eat early and avoid waiting in line for the dining room.

Eat in the formal dining rooms at night and enjoy the spa if you can and the gym. Go to the shows they offer. Seek out the $10 shop on the upper decks. I did not find this store until my last day but would have purchased a $10 watch for my excursion days.

Make sure you're on time for dinner!

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