Back on Land

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We’re back and ready to go again!  The weather was beautiful, warm temps, clear skies, and calm seas. And what do we come back to? COLD! Not nice but the good thing is we now have less than a year for the family cruise.  Today I thought I would talk about a few observations that we made over the last week.

  1. Galveston in December is chilly.  Bring a jacket people.
  2. Passengers with several bags of luggage had a heck of a time walking and carrying from the arrival area to getting on the ship to having to wait for their rooms to be ready and lugging it around the ship most of day 1. I suggest one suitcase per person with a purse or backpack.  Anything more than that was frustrating not only for the passenger but also for everyone trying to walk around them.
  3. The binder clips for the shower curtain worked amazingly well.  I do suggest using three clips instead of just one.  Put one at each end of the curtain and one in the middle. This way if the seas get a little choppy the curtain won’t stick to you.
  4. There is a metal mailbox outside each of the cabin doors.  Check it daily because notices are placed in there often.
  5. Hand sanitize stations are located all over the ship.  Use the Purell provided! The last thing we want is for anyone to get sick because of 4000 people spreading germs.
  6.   There are little towel dispensers located on the back of all public restrooms around the ship. These towels allow you to not have to touch the main door handles of the restrooms. Carnival even puts a small trash can outside of the restrooms to toss the little towels in.
  7. If you don’t want glitter or confetti on you then I suggest you avoid sitting in the lower middle section of the Ovation Theater on deck 3.  The evening shows tend to “explode” at the end of the performances.
  8. Beach towels can be found in your cabin and at the towel hut on the Lido deck 10.  You can use these towels everywhere around the ship and even take them off the ship at the ports of call.  Just make sure at the end of the cruise you have the same number of beach towels in your cabin as when you started the cruise.  You will be charged for lost towels.
  9. If you have a food allergy that can potentially be life threatening please contact Carnival and they will make sure the kitchen and dining staff are made aware.
  10. Go with the flow…don’t stress…relax.  As the cruise last week progressed it was interesting to see the number of unhappy people with their significant other.  Stressing about everything will stress your partner and cause uncomfortable situations.  Trust me couples and families arguing in public is seriously unnecessary. Slightly entertaining for those around you.

Starting next week there will be a theme for each blog post along with pictures if available.  Plus, little surprises will continue being given every month.  The fun is not only for the ship 🙂

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