Always get a balcony--it is so relaxing to set out on the deck in private and enjoy the view!
Don't miss a night at Nick and Nora's steakhouse! If you're a couple that doesn't want to be around kids, this is not your ship. Parents with kids of all ages, enjoy! The kids will love it!
Go to the Serenity Deck for great views and a quiet and comfortable retreat on the days at sea when you simply want to rest.
Dont be afraid to ask questions and be open to make new friends. Eat eat eat. Lol is so good not to feel judge on how many times you eat
The crew members are very humble and courteous.
There is only one outlet in the cabin so if you have multiple devices to plug in, we would recommend that you bring an outlet strip.
Join the activities and shows they are a lot of fun. Don't just sit around drinking and gambling.
1) Get a balcony 2) Get an upper floor room 3) Enjoy the "Eat at your time" option 4) Enroll the kids in their age appropriate clubs 5) RELAX
I always get a balcony so I can enjoy the awesome ocean privately.
It was very noisy with children running up and down the halls. It was Christmas week , don't know if this is a problem all the time on Carnival cruises, probably won't take them again.
Be sure to use the Serenity Area for sun bathing and eating buffet food.
Deck 3 has a nice, relatively protected walking loop, but you need to cut through inside at the front of the ship. Also, check out Gatsby's Garden which is a semi-secret stroll on Deck 3 around the Phantom Lounge. Sit several rows behind the audio board in the lounge; great view and not too loud.
Make sure to either put out the order form for Morning food service or call the night before to set up a time for your coffee and the select items to start your day. Also do not bother to take on anything in " Bottles " as Carnival has a new policy of " NO BOTTLES OF ANY KIND" but wine or champagne
Always get a balcony and make sure you visit the Red Frog Pub, the hantom Lounge was great.
Arrive on the last hour of boarding. All the crowds have disappeared by then. Seems everyone is excited but if you can temper your enthusiasm you will have no hassles boarding.
Next trip we plan on getting a balcony room.
Go early to the gym if you work out. Fitness area opens at 6:00 a.m. and it's not that big.
If you are seeking peace and quiet, do NOT go to the (misnamed) Adult Serenity deck. There are definitely no "under 21's" there but there is a crowd of 20-30 somethings that gather to party around the pool area. It's loud and rowdy....no peace and quiet to be found despite the wonderful seating!
The back of the boat where our room was is noisy. If you are a sensitive sleeper don't get a room at the back of the boat. I personally liked the noise it helped me sleep.
Remember when you get a balcony, you can't pick your neighbors. Disrespectful neighbors can significantly impact your balcony-room experience. Inside room is cheaper and if you're a sun-lover it is the best value since you'll be on deck most of the time.
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