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.
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.
You do not have to venture to the Serenity area to have some quiet and privacy. Lots of areas on the the port side of the ship where you can sit there with your partner or solo. Read, listen to your music, or just gaze out into the ocean.
Book shore excursions early one. We used Carnival Excursions which guarantees you if something should happen on an excursion and you would be late getting back to the ship, they will not leave you. They will leave you if you have booked outside arrangements and you are late getting back.
The daily newsletter is weak on information so need to read it carefully. There is little information about ports visited probably so you would buy the excursions. There were barbecues on the day at sea only which we found by luck.
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