I live in New York, and if you've ever boarded a cruise ship here at the piers then you know its chaotic unless who arrange for vip boarding if theres any.
In Tampa (woowhoo!!!)boarding the Carnival Inspiration was so easy, organized, stress free, not difficult at all...With the curb side baggage handlers right at your service once exiting your vehicle making one part of your cruise embarkment the easiest of all...So make sure you tip these guys, for the amount of travelers who plan on boarding this ship in Tampa, they surely keep things moving..
From the Tampa Police to the Customs Police there are very professional and makes your travel feel of ease and safe, very friendly, vigilant but still friendly.
Once on board the Carnival Inspiration, it's a ~~Shock & Awe~~ all the way up to the lido deck..Food for days, so make sure you don't eat anything before boarding...If you can handle letting your stomach growl until you board, trust me it's well worth it. (Smile)
Non stop entertainment,,The kids have there space and the adults have theres,,,My son is a teenager he met alot of friends while on board, so you know his AOL instant messenger friends list increased once back in NY,,,,,My daughter is 7 and she was with the kiddie group and they have a detailed program for the kids. If your kid never tires, get ready for that BiiiiiG yawn when you pick him or her up. My daughter was able to celebrate her birthday on board.
Now i work out and run on a regular, so the weight room is full of what you need to your work on,,,,If you're really into cardio, you most likely will be waiting for the treadmill. You know how it is, all of sudden folks who never work out decide they wanna get on the tread. lol There is a track right over the gym if they want to walk..lol
The shows on board are sensational the staff on board make your every day and night full of what a vacation is meant to be...FUN