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phylsalerno
Contributor Level: Third Mate
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.

Cruiser53312855
Contributor Level: Purser
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
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 15, 2016

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

radlejim
Contributor Level: Third Mate
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.

Jeffjazz
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Mar 02, 2017

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.

ValveMan
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Feb 23, 2017

My tip is take the longest Cruise you can on this ship and try all the great places to eat !!

LifeExperiences
Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 15, 2016

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

jreighter
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 04, 2016

Be aware that early dining interferes with most shore excursions...we never were back on time or made it to dinner on time. After 18 cruises,this has never been an issue till this cruise

docjifast
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 01, 2016

Be sure to reserve a night at Chef's Table-- best ever!

Cruiser69132082
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 18, 2016

Be sure to reserve the pay restaurants or get to restaurant early for your at sea days. They are free during lunch however lines are long.

alexlocam34
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 17, 2016

Just be prepare to have fun!

hal70broox
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 07, 2016

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.

jw60
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 06, 2016

Book this cruise now and choose this ship

bosfl1
Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 06, 2016

Mid ship level 8 excellent..

ovillasenor343
Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 31, 2016

Book your excursions prior to sailing. In order to take advantage of time at each port you must take excursions and have experienced tour guides.

mccauleybarbara
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 21, 2016

None. Do not take this ship. Pools and hot tubs were not adequate for the large number of people on board.

jmartin2007
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 11, 2016

Bring a multi outlet plug in (if it is allowed). Only two plugs in the entire room. Order room service the night before for excursions.

Cruiser88862565
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 03, 2016

Don't forget to bring clothes for the "cruise formal" evenings. Take your own photos as much as possible, unless you don't think 20 bucks for a digital copy of an image is too steep.

texarhos
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Aug 02, 2016

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.

tbeab91
Contributor Level: Third Mate
Jul 25, 2016

Great ship. Good food. Lots to do!


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