Try everything! Even if an activity doesn't sound that fun or like you'll fit it, go anyways. The crew makes everything fun for everyone.
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Rent a golf cart at Catalina Island to get around, well worth it. But if you do, reserve it in advance. You'll get it for 3 hours vs 2 hours if you rent one on site. The extra hour will make the difference and you won't feel as rushed to return it.
Be sure to go to the Deli for a sandwich, good Pastrami. If you want to see more of the entertainment go for the early seating for dinner.
First day we waited in lengthy lines for the outdoor buffet, not realizing that through the doors were line-free buffet stations. After that, had no food lines at all. If you have kids, the Carnival Imagination with full water park, is definitely the way to go.
Eat breakfast in the main dining room. Food is fresher than the buffet and there was no wait.
Choose your dining times carefully as it will impact the shows you can see.
Bring a warm jacket as nights can be a little on chilly side outside of ship.
Go to the shows and the 18+ shows. They are hilarious and you will have an amazing time.
Get to know the boat layout on day one. There are some elevators that go to all floors, others only part way so you have to use the stairs. Elevators are slow to arrive, so have patience or get some exercise and take the stairs!
The Pride Dining Room is excellent and the wait staff is awesome. If you're picky about your food, probably the buffet would not suffice, but I used it for breakfast and except for the greasy bacon, it was fine. I recommend eating breakfast and dinner only. The buffet is open for lunch, too.
Live it up...try all the foods...go to all the shows and have fun.
Don't forget to bring your passport, driver's license, and minimal clothes only. You only need to carry your ship's card on you while onboard, leave your wallet and other important cards in the safe inside your stateroom closet.
Do everything you possibly can...everything was so much fun!
Try different foods, foods that you would not normally get at home. You can always get something else.
Try it all....the fun, the activities, contests, food & casino!! No matter whether it sounds fun or not, try it!! The staff makes everything fun & amusing! Even the food..try something new. There's plenty of different kinds of food onboard...just go for it!!
Try Guy's burgers and the taco stand.
Plan out your onboard activities because there are tons and most of them seem really fun!
Try more than one app. at dinner and try something new! Food is great experiment, it costs nothing extra. Tip the personnel . They really work hard and the end of cruise tips are shared with 900 staffers. We all carry $5.00 bills to share with staff who do extras for us.
Bring along some Dramamine or get a patch prior to your trip to be safe.
Make sure you get onboard when embarking as soon as possible.