She may be older and show some wear, but heyyyy it beats work right? These are a few of the major topics I figured would be of help to people., my only negative is for the videp arcade room, as many of the games were broken and or eating tokens, the air hockey tables which had poor air flow, and never had pucks to be found, and overall lack of variety in games..The victory/triumph and legend are 100 times superior, which really shouldnt be the case newer ships or not----now on to the good stuff. :
This was a trip for 4 of myself, DW and 6yo and 4yo boys.(which was a surprise trip for them. it was so cute to see their faces when they finally saw the ship and knew we were going back to MEXICO on the big boat)
We flew in to TPA at 12:00, and quickly got our bags and went outside for a cab. We had no wait and were wisked away to the ship. Since we had a cat 12--cabin U74, we were able to use the VIP checkin. This was a piece of cake, as we got there moments before they started to board group 1.
Upon boarding, we walked up to the cabin. It was clean and spacious and exactly what we needed. The balcony was a hit with the little ones as well. This was a nice midship cabin, close to all. Although on this class ship, there never is too much walking..
Up we went for our 1st slices of Pizza a,d whatnot, and then we unstacked a few lounge chairs and hung around the hot tubs listening to the reggae band(they were very good.)
We had 6:15 dinner in the Fantasy D.R. and were greeted by George the Greek---oooo-pah!. He is 1 of the better MD's I have encountered on Carnival to date. As we have cruised CCL many times now, there are no surprised with the menus, and we never had trouble finding something we liked.
The shows on stage were Hey Mambo, and Party time. We had seen both last year in April as well, but did see Hey Mambo again. These are both high energy shows, and surely worth seeing.
Camp Carnival was attended by both kids, in small doses, and met our expectations as usual. There were plenty of activities for them.
We chose this cruise, b/c we really enjoy Cozumel as our port of choice. Staying till late late late is a real bonus. We decided to go to Paradise Beach, from all the good reviews it has on the ports board. It was clean, well taken care of and all you could look for if doing a beach day..The downer was that we never got to meet the now famous PB Tom who is great for giving info for Coz.
Thats pretty much the scoop of it, but if there are any q's on things I didnt make mention of, I will be happy to try and answer them.
Sensation 4/04 (b/c we really like Mexico)
Holiday in 94
Numerous voyages on Britanis and Galileo in the mid 80's