Try the cove balcony.
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Go to the lido deck bar and look for Eko and Suanatara. Tip them well and they will pour heavy and toss drinks your way. Plus they are a great pair of guys!
If you get up early, order room service to tide you over until the lido or mdr opens.
We had good service in all the dining areas we ate in. We ate breakfast every morning in the Marketplace, had lunch either in the Marketplace or at the Deli and ate dinner in the formal dining room every night. Service was exceptional.
Never book an aft balcony deck 6. Yes, my fault for booking late and it was the only balcony left. Now I know why.
On the Elegant night be sure and eat in the main dining room if you like filet migon it was great
My favorite ship. Love the design of the ship with lots of extra space on deck 5.
The dining room experience was amazing. We tried a lot of dishes that we had never eaten such as shark.
The Seaday Brunch is fabulous!
Bring a $2 bill with you, if you have little children! Also, wait till the last 2 days to book your spa treatments!
Late evenings in the hot tubs, great to relax in.
We liked the variety of breakfast choices. I had the oatmeal and my husband likes that they would make his eggs over easy. The only thing missing was a hotter salsa. Need to have some fresh jalapeño peppers or at least a real home made salsa. So many choices that it's best to know what is
Arrive at the formal dining 30 minutes prior to opening, as the line gets long. Don't stress to much about "formal night". It is not too strict if your not wearing sequins. Keep your receipts for any purchases so you won't be surprised, because it is easy to forget.
Get tot he comedy club 30 minutes early to sit. Pre-buy excursions for the easiest time. Lacking a few key toiletries for purchase, so try not to forget them. Be sure to explore the whole Lido deck, there are several options! The serenity deck is SUPER comfy, but fills up quick!
The ship is huge and you will get turned around -- a lot. Even after a week on board we were constantly going the wrong direction and felt like a couple of salmon. You get used to it though and if you aren't too embarrassed to ask, the crew will cheerfully straighten you out.
To cut down on your liquor bill dont forget to use RUM RUNNERS. They are not detected and its a great way to cut liquor bill $$$$$
From MeetOnCruise iPhone App: Go at least 20 min early to shows in the showtime lounge as seating is very limited and goes fast!
To avoid rocking get a cabin in the middle of the ship
Check your table assignment as soon as the dining room opens to avoid disappointment. This is the second year in a row we were placed in a group seating environment. Last year we did not know in time and could not be accommodated. We are gold cruisers which surely isnt royalty but it does indicate some degree of loyalty to carnival which i believe should be reciprocated with good table assignments. Unfortunately, one cannot make seating requests at the time of booking.
Bring a fan. No joke people. The cabins are warm and ours was a lifesaver.