A cruise is what you make of it.... remember you make lemonade out of lemons...
I been on Royal the last few times; and got to admit Carnival was better in some ways.
The buffet area so many more choices... the spaghetti bar (sea days was really good... cooked to order) Mag. grill oh think they have a sandwich bar till 11pm at night.. good too.
I did the your time dinner and loved it. We usually take an obs. view with this secret door out to the bow of the ship on deck 7 very forward.
They do have self laundry too..
For parking try the Radisson hotel parking; very cheap and nice lot too. Take you their and back included in your price. Best and safest place to park.
Originally Posted by Andrea J.
Carnival sunshine from port canaveral.
Huge ship. Lousy deck plan. Small pools. Small theater. Huge amount of passengers 3700.
This ship was the Destiny and rehabbed 3 yrs ago and more cabins added.
Before we were married (12 years ago) we used to cruise 2-3 times a year. We loved it, then. But after so many wonderful trips to Aruba, I think it would be hard to enjoy a cruise as much as we enjoy Aruba. It is a great way to see many islands. It's how we found Aruba.
You are right it was not special and now that the ship has 400 more cabins and less deck space it is even less special. The price was terrific and we r with good friends and having fun. Lots of rocking and rolling yesterday and 3 of us in our group including me were very seasick.
I would much much prefer a land based vacation in aruba.
Originally Posted by Traceyd14
That was our only cruise - on the Destiny. I didn't find anything special about the ship and we had wind issues where the top deck was closed during an at sea day.