Welcome to my second day aboard Carnival Celebration. At present was a sea day, which meant I used to be capable of sleep in! In the event you learn my first journey report, you understand that I wished 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 received up, and out the door, the primary order of enterprise was to go to examine in for Sea Day Brunch.
There are two major eating rooms on Carnival Celebration (mid-ship and aft), and brunch was held within the aft eating room. Like all time eating, you must examine in, regardless if there’s a wait or not. If there’s no wait, it’ll robotically assign your desk quantity and go on to your desk. If there’s a wait, it can warn you when the desk is prepared.
Carnival’s Sea Day Brunch is a favourite amongst cruisers, that includes all kinds of menu objects to please each style, whether or not you’re on the lookout 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 beloved 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 via — mainly, 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’re led as much as deck 19.
They had been very strict on the curler coaster, so you must have close-toed footwear, and completely no cameras are allowed on the journey automobile (together with safe motion cameras like GoPro). They do have a member of the images staff taking your images are you’re going across the observe.
The journey was superior – some elements went quite a bit quicker than I believed they’d. For $15, you get two laps across the observe, and I solely want the expertise lasted longer.
Avenue Eats on Deck 16
After BOLT, I received some Pad Thai from Avenue Eats — a sequence of small walk-up home windows serving one dish each day that rotates all through the cruise. It’s an ideal place to take a look at in case you’re wanting one thing small and distinctive to eat exterior on the lido deck.
The Avenue Eats idea first debuted on Mardi Gras and has completely different venues to attempt, like steamed buns, Thai, and a fry station. All of those are included within the worth of your cruise. The one stall on the market that isn’t included within the worth of the cruise is Seafood Shack, which is a la carte pricing.
Heading to the Serenity Deck
After consuming some Avenue 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, plenty 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 worth of your cruise. Nonetheless, the road can get fairly lengthy and it’s solely open for lunch and on sea days.
Finally, 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 didn’t put together a lot for or put a lot thought into for this cruise. Nonetheless, I did deliver some snazzy new bronze pants that appeared like they might work, so I put these on with a black prime and referred to 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 every thing 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’m not going to guage their common service primarily based 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 regular, it didn’t disappoint, and it simply jogged my memory why it’s 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 factor notable with these bigger ships is the leisure. They schedule the exhibits and occasions the place there may be all the time one thing occurring, and it helps to disperse the crowds. I’ve learn that there are some areas that have crowding or bottlenecks, and I’ll 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 prepare stations.
What’s cool is the messages and letters really change on the board. I couldn’t determine how typically the message adjustments, but it surely’s an excellent cool addition. You’ll be able to actually 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 referred to as Bramble. Along with Bombay Sapphire Gin, it had lemon and blackberry. I like drinks like this, so it was successful for me!
After the exhibits, I headed as much as the pool deck to take a look at the 80s Rock & Glow Occasion and, after a couple of songs, headed to the aft Summer season Touchdown space to sit down and benefit from the sound of the wake for some time.
One in every of my favourite elements of any cruise is listening to the ship minimize via 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’s my first time there. I’ll report again on my day there!
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