Embarkation We had pre-reserved parking at Capital Parking. Half the cost of the garage and about 5 min walk from the ship. Great Deal. We arrived at 10:30 and with Faster to the Fun (FTTF) were checked and waiting for the ship to be cleared to board. The process was smooth and well run. Once on board our cabin was ready as promised and luggage arrived by 1:00 pm. Spent most of day expolring the ship and a meet and greet with fellow cruise critics at the Avalon Bar.
Enjoyed the balcony and reading a book watching the ocean go by.
Did the Mayan ruins tour thru Carnival. Good trip, some interesting history. Nothing spectacular but a nice trip for the family.
Did not get of the ship. Been here before, just not much to see or do.
Booked the relax on the beach package thru Carnival. Rides on the Chair Lift, reserved Clam Shell's and beach floats. Great value and best relaxation day of the cruise. Started with an Attitube of bloody mary's then on to Corona's then a nice nap on the beach.
Just wondered around the shopping village at port. Had planned to go to Tropicante but wife and kids to tiered to venture away from port.
More relaxing on the balcony with my book.
Smooth and Efficent.
Chef Table is a must if you have not done this you should try it. Wonderful food, very interesting tour of the galley.
DJ Anthony (Main Event) - you will see him everywhere, on the Lido, in the nightclub, at the buffet. Make sure everyone is having fun and knows how to the get the party started.
Carnival put a lot more effort and work into to the interior spaces on this ship and it shows.