BACKGROUND INFO-This was my wife's and I fourth cruise and our six year old daughters second cruise. Our last cruise was last October, and I'm now hooked. I work for an airline, and Carnival gives outstanding deals called "interline" to airline/military personal.
TRAVEL TO PORT-We flew in from PHX-HOU on day of travel and used Galveston Shuttle for transportation round trip from port. For two adults and one child it cost a total of $125.
EMBARKATION-This was a breeze, compared to our experience on the Paradise last fall, we were on within 45 minutes.