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2697 Psgrs
Refurbished
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Nov 2013

What people said about this ship:

"We dined in the dining room." in 98 reviews.
"I have been on other Carnival cruises but I would not do the Ensenada 3 day cruise again." in 9 reviews.
"Grand Cayman is boring." in 4 reviews.

1079 reviews from our community


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Good parts and bad

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014


We took our four grandchildren on this trip as a congradulations to them for their straight "A" report cards.  We had a wonderful time with the kids. The food was fine.  The crew was great. 

 However, when our 9 - 12 year grandchildren even commented that they thought that Carnival was constantly, cleverly working the cruisers for  money, it was a concern. As an example, bingo was $20 for a sheet of 3 tickets. At least 300 people played.  There were 3 games. One for $100, one for $125 the last for $150.  We waited for 30 min for them to sell the tickets.  The games were over in 20 minutes...not much for the cost.  Just one example.  The kids were also upset that they were led to believe that the Build a Bear was for St Jude's.  When they got there they were told that only if they bought  the bears that were already made would the money go to St Judes.  

The other reason that I would not give the cruise more stars is that although in general the ship was clean, my cabin's toilet was not cleaned  for the three days of the trip

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First time confusion

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014


As a first time "cruiser" I expected more direction on where to go once on the ship we had to figure it all out on our own which was a bit frustrating. Once we figured out what our room number was and where to find it we got "lost" on the ship but it was the start of the adventure. I will say all the professional picture taking was annoying by day 2 and trying to find your picture in all the thousands up on the wall wasn't fun either so we gave up and stopped taking them. We did learn a lot on this cruise which is a benefit considering we had previously booked one for our Anniversary in December, I feel that overall it was a good first cruise and staff was nice our inexperience and lack of help at the start will not stop us from going again.

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Our Three Day Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jul 11, 2014


The Carnival Inspiration Cruise was a great experience for us.  It was the first time we had been on a cruise.  Our room was just perfect.  The bed was so comfortable that we slept more than we normally do.  Our room stewardess, Michelle was very friendly and kept our room super clean.  We also liked how she folded the towels into animal shapes. Love The food was excellent!  Everything we ate was very delicious. We especially like the cleanliness of the ship.  The hard working people you have do an awsome job at cleaning.  They are also friendly and helpful.  The best part of this trip is that we feel relaxed.  We can keep working hard for another year and go on another cruise again.

Thank you for making us feel very special.

Mr. and Mrs. Flores 

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Room Type:
Suite

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Small Ship, short cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jul 04, 2014


I normally cruise on rhe Mega ships but I was travelling with my great granddaughter who had never cruised and I did not know whether she would like cruising so I chose a small ship and a short cruise..  My granddaughter had the time of her life so I think I can introduce her to the Big Boys (Mega Ships).  She thoroughly enjoyed the teen club and she met a lot of friends.  She really was not ready to go home.  I will be honest.  I had an okay time.  Would have preferred the big ships but all went well.  I am a seasoned cruiseer and have cruised on approximately 22 different cruises.  I am getting ready to book my Thanksgiving cruise.  I must say that the Mowtown entertainment was awesome.  Five Star Show.

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Had a great time!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jun 23, 2014


My husband and I went on this cruise for our honeymoon. Everything was so much fun. We enjoyed the shows, the food and making new friends. We had a blast snorkeling at Catalina Island at lovers cove. We took our own snorkeling gear and did it completely free. We also bough fish food on the pier which made all the fish surround us. We saw hundreds of different fish and even a couple of stingrays. We were so sad when the cruise ended!

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Great getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jun 20, 2014


Is a glorified booze cruise. But, it's really fun, good food and fun activities. Oh yeah, it's cheap! Totally awesome weekend vacation. Rooms are great. Deep the jeep tour, well worth the money.

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some problems

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2014


Overall the cruise was wonderful; however two of the jaccuzies were very cold. When I mentioned it to the staff on Lido deck about this problem I was told that they have had  this problem for a week.

 

The other two jaccuzies were crowded all the time since the pool wasn't heated either. 

 

Staff on this ship was very helpful and friendly. Dining room waiters and bus boys as well as stewarts  treated us with a lot of courtesy. Shows and entertainment gave us so much pleasure; however there was no dancing in any of the lounges until 11 Pm. That was a dissapointment.

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get away

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2014


this is an older ship but has been well maintained

staff friendly and accomodating

food is better than in past

generally we do 7 day on newer and larger ships

children should not be allowed in any on deck jacuzzi's

tour we used was good

el bufadoro a natural experience and food down there us good

try the taqueria by pappas and beers in town for authentic pasture

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Family Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jun 09, 2014


The Carnival Inspiration cruise was a great experience for our family. I was my boys first time on a cruise. They had a great time. The loved the food, kids club and all the fun activities during the day and night. Our room was perfect, every one had a comfortable bed to sleep in. Our room stewardess was awesome! Hari always greeted in the morning and night. Our room was always cleaned and we always had ice for our cooler. You have to request a blow dryer as soon as you arrive to your room to your stewardess. If you need an iron, they have a special laundry room that you can use free of charge. The boys were excited every night when we came in for the night to see the cute animals made out of towels. Our dining stay was awesome! Ynita was great with the boys. She always always accomadated our needs. Overall, we had a great time! We will be back with the whole family again in the future.

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Fine but not great!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jun 09, 2014


This particular cruise in my opinion could have been a whole lot better. My overall experience I would rate it 2/3 stars out of 5, merely because my stateroom smelled of cigarette smoke and I could get an upgrade or relocate because all the rooms were already booked. Second, the phone in room didn't work, which made ordering room service less appealing. To order room service, we then had to write down our choices and leave the order outside our cabin door and wait for the room Stewart to come pick it up, and that would be whenever they happened to be down at our room. Also, in terms of safety, if anyone had to call 911, with the phone not working could have caused a more serous issue. Lastly, our dinner dining time was for 20:15. It wasn't untill 21:30 untill we actually got served our main course, in my opinion that is way too long to have to wait for your meal. The latest that we should have been served our main course is 21:00. 

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About Carnival Inspiration

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507
Oceanview Cabins
54
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
1
Pools

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Service and Staff: 75%
Cabin / Stateroom: 64%
Food and Dining: 58%

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Cabins of Carnival Inspiration

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area 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 king size bed sitting area individual climate control closet wall safe private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area 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:
E80, E81, E116, E119, E120, E123, M298, E52, E53, E56, E57, R298

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

Reviews:

10 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed picture window sitting area 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:
U243, E259, E64, E65, E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, E72, E73

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Main, Upper, Empress

Reviews:

16 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

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

Amenities:
- A private balcony with obstructed views two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control closet 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

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

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a sitting area 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:
Riviera, Empress, Upper

Reviews:

2 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen two porthole windows sitting area 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:
Main, Riviera, Empress, Upper

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

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control closet 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

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

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa arm chairs and a coffee table individual climate control private bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower walk-in closet with wall safe telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) 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

Deck Plans for Carnival Inspiration

Carnival Inspiration

 

Sun

Have fun on the Sun Deck whether you are using the Jogging Track, mini-golf course or just getting some sun while enjoying the best view aboard Inspiration.


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
Sun

Dining

My Time Dining on Carnival Inspiration 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.

Carnivale & Mardi Gras Dining Rooms on Carnival Inspiration The Inspiration's main dining rooms offer a variety of delectable selections in a full-service, sit-down setting.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM 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.

Brasserie Bar & Grill on Carnival Inspiration The casual Brasserie Bar and Grill offers a tempting array of delicious and imaginative selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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 reservations required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Inspiration 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 Inspiration Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigiri Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies for your enjoyment. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

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

The Taste Bar on Carnival Inspiration 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.

Pizzeria (part of the Brasserie Bar & Grill) on Carnival Inspiration Stop by for a warm, delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
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.

Located on the Lido Deck, the Poolside Snack Bar offers delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, cold sandwiches, fruit, salads, pastries, and cakes.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Café Des Artistes on Carnival Inspiration Visit the Cafe Des Artistes, where you can purchase specialty coffees and teas, ice cream treats, and fabulous pastries.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Carnival Inspiration 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 Inspiration Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork at the Carnival Art Gallery located on the Empress deck.

Candlelight Aft Lounge on Carnival Inspiration 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.

Chopin Cigar Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

Circle C on Carnival Inspiration 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 Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like...Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, the Carnival Imagination Club O2s got it; the perfect round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.

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

Inspiration Boulevard on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description:

Internet Cafe on Carnival Inspiration 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 Inspiration 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 Inspiration 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 Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: The Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar is just that - Grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Inspiration.

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

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

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

Monte Carlo Casino on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Gaming
Description: Feeling lucky? Sure you are! Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. That's just a sampling of the games that the casino has in store.

Paris Main Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Entertainment
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Carnival Inspiration Paris Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh till dawn.

Paris Main Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Entertainment
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Carnival Inspiration Paris Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh till dawn.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Inspiration 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 Inspiration 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.

Rhapsody In Blue Piano Bar on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Bar
Description: Check out the piano bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

Rock And Roll Dance Club on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: Dance. Dance. Dance. The party is in full swing at the dance club. Show off your moves and make new friends in the process.

Serenity on Carnival Inspiration 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.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Inspiration 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.

Video Arcade on Carnival Inspiration 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.

73 Tips for Carnival Inspiration

On the final day you can go to the lido buffet and have breakfast while waiting to get off the ship. if you take your time and have breakfast and get off the ship at about 10, quicker through customs and parking lot. You do not feel like your getting the bums rush to get off the ship.

If you go ashore, go early, do not wait til 10:00 AM to get off the ship.

make use of the steam rm and sauna behind beauty salon. hardly anyone goes there and it,s free. relax on adults only serenity deck in rear of ship, has 2 good whirlpools. eat breakfast in the dining room.

Look through the pictures that were taken of you on the ship before the last night of the cruise, otherwise, there's a large crowd to fight through on the last night.

Sleep in, order room service for the continental breakfast and then head to the late breakfast (my wife's choice). Wake up and have the early served breakfast in the main dining room, come back to your stateroom, take a nap then wake up and have the late buffet breakfast (my choice :) )

Go early in the morning to exercise, you'll have the jogging area to yourself.

Wear a watch. Take a power strip because there is only a spot for one item to be plugged in at a time. There is a outlet in the bathroom but its built into the vanity above the sink and faces down towards the ground so gravity will not let you keep something plugged in for long.

Bring your own water, soda, and one bottle of wine you are allow these items. Don't forget a hair dryer and a fold up cooler they don't have a ice bucket in the room you must ask for them.

To get to the Serenity deck go out the back of the Lido Buffet and go down a flight of stairs.

Use the "Self Assist" debarkation if you can carry all your own luggage off the ship; you'll be the first group off the last morning. We didn't and had to wait til our group was called to exit the ship. That process takes about 2.5 hours...

Take your camera with you every mins! And watch our for the birds, they might poop on your head, my wife almost got hit while walking next by the pool...

The fastest breakfast lines are on Lido deck at 10am!

There is all the information in you room, you only have to read it, something that need to be told to the guests, READ IT. we didn't expect to have our cabin done twice par day, until we came back the first day and my wife wasn't happy, eve though is a nice to come back and have you room clean

The dining experience is fantastic waiters are incredible and I sat at 381 late dining and the gentlemen that served us were incredible!!!!

try the fiesta party boat exursion

Pizza and ice cream available 24hrs a day

nice and relaxing short trip cruise-highly recommend for first timmers.

I enjoyed the Mongolian BBQ on board! I had never seen that!

Try the Mongolian Grill - I think you can get this on many Carnival ships now - by far the freshest food available - you choose what you want, they cook it right there. Caters to allergies as well, which is a great plus.

If you like the outdoor activities without a crowd - get to mini golf at around 8ish - that goes for the ping pong too - no one there, nice and clean and not too hot yet!

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