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AuntPinkie
Dec 20, 2017

On debarkation day, have breakfast on deck 5 in the Ocean Plaza. It is uncrowded and a quick breakfast gets you off the ship quickly.

phylsalerno
Oct 04, 2016

Don't rush to dinner on the first night m- there will be a line. Go about 5-10 minutes late. Other nights were fine. Do not miss dining in the formal dining rooms at night as the food and service is top notch. We did self debarkation but had to wait for an elevator for about 20 minutes.

CruiselineSarah
Dec 15, 2017

Be sure to make reservations for any specialty restaurants you want ahead of time, or as soon during the cruise as possible. They fill up quickly. Cherry on Top now has ice cream sandwiches with various types of cookies in addition to the sundaes - they're really good and large. If you want a seat to any of the adults-only comedy shows, arrive 30+ minutes early. Sign up for mixology classes/martini tastings at the Alchemy Bar on embarkation day. They aren't heavily advertised but they do fill up.

Cruiser53312855
Dec 19, 2016

Be prepared that it is a very large ship. There are small bars that people don't seem to use like the Havana Bar. It has comfortable seating ,great bartenders,and a good place if you want a quiet drink. Later it has good music too.

lawest
Oct 15, 2016

First time we have chosen any time dining. It was a correct choice because of all the excursions.

radlejim
Oct 14, 2016

Drinks are expensive. If possible, leave a few breaks from excursions in your plans. Our first 4 days were long excursions and by the 5th day, we really needed a sit on your rear end type break.

jesmarti101
Jul 12, 2016

I believe this ship is more of a family friendly oriented ship. It does not have as a really good area for adults. Great if you have a young family.

abgrenn
Jul 11, 2016

Don't leave the sky ride to the last day. The line was too long and we missed out on doing it. (It is only open a limited amount of time). Don't over pack.

kristilizzy
Jun 27, 2018

Try as much as you can, as early as you can. There is so much to see and do that you could quickly run out of time!

Squiddie
Mar 29, 2018

GO TO THE SHOWS!! They are amazing and you will not regret it.

davidcheung2001
Mar 02, 2018

Just have FUN and enjoy the ship.

jmcsnowball
Feb 24, 2018

Avoid the buffet between 8-9am and 6.30-7.30pm if you don't want to stand in line for ages. Locate Guys BBQ so you can find it at 12 on sea days when it opens for lunch. Yum.

ThirstyTravels
Feb 20, 2018

Tip-plan your day anticipating 4,000 other people are going to be doing. For example, if you want a chair next to the pool area, you will have to get up early to reserve them, or you won't get one. If you can, do early or late time dining. The dine anytime crowd always had frustrated people waiting to eat, had rotating servers who didn't know your preferences, and just didn't hold the same value and priority that the set dining time people experienced.

CoolCruiserBill
Jan 28, 2018

Use underneath your bed for additional storage. All walls will hold magnets (I use magnetic hooks for hanging items like jackets and lanyards). Use pop up laundry hampers for dirty clothes (you can get them at dollar tree). EU plug adapters, USB charging hub, and wrinkle relaxer. Come to town the day before. Leave the day after. You will be happier!

Leslieg13
Dec 23, 2017

Sail when Matt Mitchum is the CD!!! He was awesome & made the entertainment fun.

spsurles
Oct 24, 2017

USE THE MAP! Maps are everywhere, they’ll help you find everything. Also just get out of your cabin and explore!

clydeloreng
Oct 07, 2017

This is a very nice ship as long as you know what to expect and ask for. Hopefully these tips can help,you

meranda2006
Sep 27, 2017

You will love cruise director & activities

KimMemphis
Sep 26, 2017

Download the Carnival Hub App! Check out the Days' Activities! Learn the Ship's Layout early on! Locate your nearest Laundry Rm & Iron your clothes day 1 -Relax & Happy Cruising!

tashtoinette
Sep 26, 2017

Take advantage of all the outside seating and try the many different flavors available. Beautiful ship and fabulous cruise director!