Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 07:46 AM
Nita's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 400
Default
This thread was started on another message board so I decided to start it on my favorite message board here. Some people say they check their dining assignment. Some say they run to the casino for the lanyard and get their s&s card punched. Some run to see their cabin even though they can't get in yet. LOL-Others run to the purser's desk for free cards. Go to the shore excursion desk first and sign up because they go so fast and they hadn't booked on line. Some have told me I must go to Camp Carnival and sign up right away for the slumber party or we won't get in!?
So what should you do first? I dont want to miss out on anything just because I dont't know.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 07:46 AM
Nita's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 400
Default
This thread was started on another message board so I decided to start it on my favorite message board here. Some people say they check their dining assignment. Some say they run to the casino for the lanyard and get their s&s card punched. Some run to see their cabin even though they can't get in yet. LOL-Others run to the purser's desk for free cards. Go to the shore excursion desk first and sign up because they go so fast and they hadn't booked on line. Some have told me I must go to Camp Carnival and sign up right away for the slumber party or we won't get in!?
So what should you do first? I dont want to miss out on anything just because I dont't know.
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 08:59 AM
Raoul Fiebig's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Paderborn, Germany
Posts: 8,512
Default
Nita,

great topic!

If my cabin is already available when I embark I usually go there first. Once arrived, I familiarize myself with the emergency procedures, i.e. checking whether the life jackets are in proper condition, checking where my muster station is and how to get there.
__________________
Best regards,

Raoul Fiebig

  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 09:25 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,673
Default
We have only had one instance where our cabin was not ready when we boarded. So our usual routine is to go to the cabin. We drop off the carry-ons, check out the cabin - including the life vests and our muster station, hit the bathroom, look at the daily newsletter, and then head for the buffet.

While checking out the life vests, we also put them on and do the strap adjusting at that time instead of waiting until the drill. This means less hassle at the muster drill.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com


  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 09:59 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 230
Default
WE WENT TO OUR CABIN FIRST CHECKED EVERYTHING OUT LIFE JACKETS AND STUFF THEN OFF TO THE SHORE EXCUSSION DESK AND THEN HIT THE BUFFET
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 10:09 AM
Nita's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: MICHIGAN
Posts: 400
Default
quote:
Originally posted by Jerome:
WE WENT TO OUR CABIN FIRST CHECKED EVERYTHING OUT LIFE JACKETS AND STUFF THEN OFF TO THE SHORE EXCUSSION DESK AND THEN HIT THE BUFFET

Being a first time cruiser, you mean the buffet is open once we get on the ship even if you are on by noon. COOL
__________________

Read and post cruise reviews
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 11:13 AM
Dave's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Alabama
Posts: 17,673
Default
Nita,

With Carnival, and most other lines too, the buffet is open on embarkation day from around noon until 4pm +/- a half hour. Actually the buffet is often the only option. And when I say buffet I mean the burger grill, deli, and pizza stand too, in addition to the main buffet.

Few lines these days have a main dining room open for lunch service on embarkation day.
__________________
Dave
Editor, CruiseReviews.com


  #8 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 12:22 PM
donnavb5's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 72
Default
Oh but DAVE it's SOOOO much fun to try and adjust the straps AFTER a few drinks!
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 04-29-2006, 08:39 PM
peachcrek's Avatar  
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: usa
Posts: 603
Default
find a waiter get a Margarita and head for the food line
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 04-30-2006, 08:34 AM
Larry in Miami's Avatar  
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 1,132
Default
1 Go to the cabin to drop off carry on things.
2 Buffet and the drink of the day.
3 Walk around and find out where everything is.
4 Maybe another drink...
__________________
Larry
-------------------------------------------
Photo Website: www.larrysphotos.net
YouTube Channel: VideoOnTheWeb
-------------------------------------------

Read and post cruise reviews

Read and post cruise reviews

Past Cruises:
34 and Counting......
 
Closed Thread

Tags
aboard, board, camp, carnaval, carnival, cruise, drill, fascination, imaganation, muster, ona, ship, thing, time, whats

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first thing to do shondie Carnival Cruise Line 26 06-14-2007 06:08 AM
RCI doing the right thing TrvlPro Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 5 05-18-2007 10:41 AM
Tell Me I did the Right Thing mooneydiva Carnival Cruise Line 1 04-19-2006 10:36 AM
IF YOU COULD CHANGE ONE THING... Bombero Carnival Cruise Line 3 06-28-2004 08:07 AM
okay one more thing mikey Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 5 12-04-2002 03:18 PM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:40 PM.

Contact Us - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2