Yes we went to a couple of the shows. They have 2 sets of comedians on the cruise (they swap out mid week) Each does an "early show" which is PG and an adult show late (Definitely R rated) they change which has the first early show so that you can see both despite your dinner seating time.
I am sure this is highly dependent on the comedian, but we enjoyed the shows that we went to. It was interesting to realize that because they offer this venue they then don't have to use a spot in the main show lounge for a comedian. This allows them to do other acts for the main shows during the cruise.
We snorkeled on what they called the "Blue channel" its basically a channel cut through the barrier reef so the boats can get in and out of the beach resorts. It is incredible snorkeling. We went to Foster's West Bay resort and then hired the local snorkel guide to take us out to the reef (you could snorkel off the beach but there isn't much to see until you get out to the barrier reef. He charged us $15 a person to motor us out in his boat and snorkel around with us until we were "done" Booked completely on our own. Foster's charges $5 a person for entry (which includes a bar drink and use of any chairs/tables on the beach) We had arranged for a tour taxi through Roatan Cab Tours (google them) talk with Cynthia. They were very reasonably priced and did a great job.
Thanks Jim, I was wondering how it was going to work. I don't mean to ask so many questions but inquiring minds want to know. Especially this one that didn't get to go on her last year. What did you think of the new open deck covering they have on the new ships instead of the real wood?
I know that is an odd question, but I am a Carnival cruise ship nut as you probably know.
Personally, I don't care for it. It gets hotter in the sun than the teak wood does. I fully understand the reasons they changed (both environmental and maintenance costs) I know the Freedom used the "fake" wood decking and I assume the splendor does too. It is probably much lighter than wood is also (its just a painted on texture) so that saves fuel. I guess we will just have to get used to it as the new thing since I can't believe they will go back to using real wood.
When is your cruise. If its during the summer you will find a lot of young people on board.
I would suggest you go to our "roll call" section for Carnival. You can check to see if there is already a thread started for your cruise date. If you don't see one, make a new post in the roll call section with your ship and sailing date and that you are looking for other teens going on the cruise.
Then LisaP (she takes care of the roll call lists) will add your date to the master list and you will be all set.
But in case you are wondering, on the June 12th sailing of the Dream they said there were 1300 children (now that spans all age groups) but I am sure you will find plenty of teens your age to hang with. My suggestion is to make sure you go to the Circle C or O2 club meeting the first day. There will be a bunch of kids there your age.