Welcome to my second day aboard Carnival Celebration. As we speak was a sea day, which meant I used to be in a position to sleep in! Should you learn my first journey report, that I needed to get a very good lengthy night time’s sleep after the lengthy first day of the cruise.
First Issues First, Sea Day Brunch
As soon as I bought up, and out the door, the primary order of enterprise was to go to examine in for Sea Day Brunch.
There are two foremost eating rooms on Carnival Celebration (mid-ship and aft), and brunch was held within the aft eating room. Like every time eating, it’s important to examine in, regardless if there is a wait or not. If there is no wait, it will robotically assign your desk quantity and go on to your desk. If there’s a wait, it is going to warn you when the desk is prepared.
Carnival’s Sea Day Brunch is a favourite amongst cruisers, that includes all kinds of menu gadgets to please each style, whether or not you are searching for extra breakfast meals or lunch fare. I had flamin’ tomato soup and mac and cheese, and my dad had fried hen and waffles. We cherished all of it.
Driving BOLT, the Final Sea Coaster
This afternoon, I had the prospect to journey the second curler coaster at sea, BOLT. (The primary is on Carnival Celebration’s sister ship, Mardi Gras.)
It was tremendous simple to make a reservation on the Carnival HUB app yesterday, and as soon as we arrived for our time slot we simply breezed by way of — principally, no wait in any respect. After making the reservation on the app, you go to deck 18 at your assigned time to check-in. At that time, you are led as much as deck 19.
They have been very strict on the curler coaster, so it’s important to have close-toed sneakers, and completely no cameras are allowed on the journey car (together with safe motion cameras like GoPro). They do have a member of the images group taking your photographs are you are going across the observe.
The journey was superior – some elements went quite a bit quicker than I believed they might. For $15, you get two laps across the observe, and I solely want the expertise lasted longer.
Road Eats on Deck 16
After BOLT, I bought some Pad Thai from Road Eats—a sequence of small walk-up home windows serving one dish each day that rotates all through the cruise. It is a terrific place to take a look at for those who’re wanting one thing small and distinctive to eat outdoors on the lido deck.
The Road Eats idea first debuted on Mardi Gras and has totally different venues to attempt, like steamed buns, Thai, and a fry station. All of those are included within the value of your cruise. The one stall on the market that is not included within the value of the cruise is Seafood Shack, which is a la carte pricing.
Heading to the Serenity Deck
After consuming some Road Eats, I made a decision to go discover a pool to hang around in for some time. I wound up on the adults-only Serenity deck, the place I sat on the pool shelf having fun with the little bit of sunshine that was nonetheless peeking over onto the deck.
Like a very good quantity of Carnival ships, Serenity is positioned within the ahead a part of the ship and has a pool, a variety of loungers each across the pool and wrapping across the ahead part of the ship, and naturally, the Serenity Bar. My private favourite within the bar is the Sangria Swirl!
On sea days, there’s a Creation salad bar on the different finish of the Serenity Bar, that is additionally included within the value of your cruise. Nonetheless, the road can get fairly lengthy and it is solely open for lunch and on sea days.
Ultimately, the solar went behind the clouds, and I made a decision I used to be chilly sufficient to get out and head again to my cabin.
Carnival Celebration Formal Night time
Tonight was the formal night time which, to be sincere, I did not put together a lot for or put a lot thought into for this cruise. Nonetheless, I did convey some snazzy new bronze pants that appeared like they might work, so I put these on with a black high and known as that good for tonight’s formal night time.
For dinner, I had pumpkin soup, hen alfredo, and Grand Marnier souffle. My dad had filet mignon and butter pecan ice cream—we thought the standard of the whole lot was actually good.
My solely criticism was the service was fairly sluggish in the primary eating room. I do know that formal night time is an additional busy MDR night time, so I am not going to evaluate their common service based mostly on tonight with out making an attempt out the MDR a couple of extra instances throughout this crusing.
After dinner was my favourite present of any cruise — I significantly look ahead to this lengthy earlier than the ship even units sail — the Love & Marriage Present. They really had this present twice tonight, and I went to each! As typical, it didn’t disappoint, and it simply jogged my memory why it is my favourite present to attend on each cruise I take that has it.
The present was held in the primary theater positioned on decks six and 7 ahead. One notable factor with these bigger ships is the leisure. They schedule the reveals and occasions the place there’s all the time one thing happening, and it helps to disperse the crowds. I’ve learn that there are some areas that have crowding or bottlenecks, and I will be reporting on that as I see them.
Tonight I went all the way down to the Gateway Zone and tried my first drink from Latitudes this night. This bar is all about journey and even has the old-style flip board you’d see at airports or practice stations.
What’s cool is the messages and letters truly change on the board. I could not determine how typically the message adjustments, but it surely’s an excellent cool addition. You’ll be able to definitely hear it when it adjustments, and it attracts a crowd.
Preserving with the journey theme, the drinks on the menu are themed after drinks from all around the world.
I went with a gin-based cocktail known as Bramble. Along with Bombay Sapphire Gin, it had lemon and blackberry. I like drinks like this, so it was a success for me!
After the reveals, I headed as much as the pool deck to take a look at the 80s Rock & Glow Social gathering and, after a couple of songs, headed to the early Summer time Touchdown space to take a seat and benefit from the sound of the wake for some time.
Certainly one of my favourite elements of any cruise is listening to the ship lower by way of the water at night time and it was simply what I wanted to finish my first full day aboard Carnival Celebration.
Tomorrow is Cozumel, and it is my first time there. I will report again on my day there!
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Day 1 Journey Report