The pictures are very expensive and if you want to drink bottled water take your own. The tours were awesome. Don't worry about tips on board - Carnival automatically charges them to your tab. I would do most of my shopping before Costa Maya.
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Get up early on "at sea days" and enjoy the Sea Day Brunch in the Silver Dining Room. It was so worth it. You can always get back in bed and nap on a full tummy. Try the adults only pool and hot tub. I also ate breakfast and lunch there in that area. Emile's was always so crowded.
Plan out your day somewhat. There is so much to do, you'll miss it if you don't, but be flexible to changes.
If you want a quiet place to relax and unwind, check out the Serenity adult lounging area. The activities around the main pool are fun to watch for a while but can be a bit much.
We do take sodas and water on board, $4+ for a can of Coke is a bit much, but typical of all lines. The support staff in the spa were great. Often so cold on board that a light jacket felt really good. Nothing unpleasant per se.
Guy's Burgers were awesome!!!
Level 6 state rooms are the best. Guys burgers are AMAZING. Go to the Taste Bar, its the neatest thing on the ship. Fish n chips is hidden in the back of the ship in the Lido deck, well worth finding!
The lounge chairs by the beach & pool dockside in Grand Turk are complementary. Sit near Margarettaville to hear the music.
The top of the kids slide was the best place to lay out with an amazing breeze while cruising. Also, the popcorn is hidden behind the bar on the same deck as the outdoor movies.
Go to the comedy club and the Venetian Room shows. Stay away from the Steak House. Lonestar is better!
For peace from annoying kids, check out the adult only pool and jacuzzis at the back of the ship.
definately hit the martini bar and see Mirko. he is difinately a mixologist. the fruit in the drinks are better for you than all that sugar in the syrup mixers. oh...and don't forget about the cigar lounge. our bartender Yoga, was awesome
Do the Chef's table, it was the best!
Galveston is a great location. The parking is easy and the drive no problem
Take a tumbler.
Use your miles to pay for the trip! BYO Lanyard BYO empty water bottle BYO coffee cup with lid Board the ship early and eat lunch Get fries at Guys Burgers place
Pictures were a little pricey. I would love to see a package to purchase all pics. We spent close to $175 on pics and didn't get all of the ones they took. We just couldn't afford them all.
There's not much to do in Progreso, so I would definitely book an excursion.
Take SEVERAL extension cords and multi plug adapters, and if you don't have a heavy duty cord in your stateroom, call for one. you need smaller extension cords to plug to the big one and some duct tape to tape them to the floor so you don't trip! There is only ONE plug in the state room.
Bring your sodas and a drinking cup with you.