Purchase a (waterproof) camera! We loved capturing photos of our time onboard, as well as our excursions. When we went swimming with the dolphins and kayaking, we were able to take our camera in the water with us, giving us amazing photos and video! Also, bring an air freshener for your cabin!
Every chance you have to eat in the Sensation Dining Room - DO IT! You will not be disappointed by the staff or the selection!
We brought our GoPro and used it for our excursions and just while sitting around the pool to take pictures and videos! They turned out amazing! I also brought a mini fan to use in the room. Best idea I had!
If you decide to go gambling, remember to cash out your money from the casino. This is important to remember as your ship account is completely different from your casino account, even though they are accessed from the same card. If you forget to cash out, you will lose your money.
There is a small Adult Only section called Serenity just off the back of the Lido deck. If you exit the doors to the left of the Pizza Bar just go down the steps. Its for 21 and older so go enjoy the quiet and two hot tubs for adults only. Unlike the other "sardine" hot tubs full of kids!!
In Nassau, shop on the side streets not the Straw Market, you'll save a lot.
Take a snorkeling tour in the Bahamas....I do not like water I can't see through but I overcame my fear and it was the best experience ever!!!! Just make sure you purchase an underwater camera so you can capture all of the beauty
The $1 off the daily special drinks only applies to OPEN DECK BARS. Everywhere else they are the standard price. Book excursions ahead of time. The popular ones go fast.
Swimming with the dolphins was our favorite. Bring extension cord, clothes pins, couple sunblock bottles, and beach towels. GoPro's are amazing during excursions and on the beach. If not, water camera will work also.
Go up on the track and walk around coming into port. You will see beautiful sunrises and get great pics.
Rooms close to the main atrium, especially on Empress are noisy.
This crusie gave us a lot for the money. Our room was in the back of the ship. It was not a bad place to be...never got sick and enjoyed the balony as we came into port.
If you wait later in the week and go out on a day with some clouds, the waterslide is practically empty. Also, the Serenity area is isolated enough that you never see kids coming there. If you don't know where to look for it, you tend to miss it, which has the benefit of making it less crowded.
I always bring too many clothes for this cruise and not enough bathing suits and cover ups. Make sure to bring enough toiletries like shampoo, conditioner etc. It's not easy to find good brands in the ship's gift shop or in the shops onshore.
Do your homework before you book a cruise with Carnival.
GREEN APPLES! If you begin to feel ill, eat green apples. Work like a charm!
felt like we could have been treated a little bit better. the pool staff and the casino staff were about the only ones that treated us like we even existed. I expected a little more from Carnival and ended up disappointed over all. our excursions were good just wish they were a little longer.
We took extra hangers and were glad that we did! Of course we over-packed and needed the extra hangers to store our stuff. We discovered that, if you are cruising with kids, you really only need a swimsuit and cover-up for the day and an outfit for the night. We will pack lighter next time!
Read the information they give you when you first get on board. It tells you where to go to possibly win things like spa treatments, free jewelry, artwork, etc. We actually won a painting from the art auction! Also make appointments early as they run out of them.
For example: We brought our GoPro and used it for our excursions and just while sitting around the pool to take pictures and videos! They turned out amazing! I also brought a mini fan to use in the room. Best idea I had!
*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.