Well hi all! Got back yesterday from the cruise to the Bahamas on the Celebration. Nice to see the jeans question caused such an uproar.
So, if anyone cares, husband wore jeans on the first night since we had the earliest seating and every other night we looked spectacular in our formal/nice casual wear.
So- we had a great time. Service was amazing, we became great friends with all the staff that waited on us. I liked them better than the people on board!
There were things I loved and things I will definitely do differently next time.
Next time I will cruise on a bigger ship. We aren't the partiers, and I felt like there wasn't much to do unless you were into the partying/gambling atmosphere. I think a bigger ship could provide more activities. Of course this didn't matter on the days we were in port.
I also in the future will pay the extra money to stay on a higher deck. We stayed on the bottom deck, and I hate to say this, but there is a higher concentration of lower class individuals that insist on making all kinds of noise and yelling at 3am. I think if we had stayed on a higher deck with the older folk, we would have slept better!
I also felt the waves a lot more than I thought I would, but felt better on the higher decks. I think this was in part due to the lack of air circulation that seems to decrease the lower you descend on the ship.
Those would be the main 2 things, cruise on a larger ship, and cruise on a higher deck. This of course will be in the future once my husband is done with grad school and we have money again!
I think Carnival is known for the party ship, and maybe we just didn't quite fit in. Another cruise line might suit us better. BUT, we still had a great time!!!!!!!
Here is a link to some of my favorite pictures. http://www.flickr.com/photos/8062082@N03/
Let me know if it doesn't work. This is my first time using it.