Before You Go
FYI on Cabin Selection
Good 2 Know
Cabin & Cabin
Camp Carnival & Kids Clubs
Spa & Workout
Other Areas (including Laundry Areas)
Past Guest Perks
Laundry and Dry
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Formal nights vary
with length of cruise. For cruises with one formal night, the formal
night is scheduled for the second or third evening of the cruise, with
schedules permitting. For cruises with two formal nights, the first
formal night is scheduled for the second or third evening of the cruise;
the second formal night is scheduled for the second or third evening prior
to the end of the cruise, with schedules permitting. There are no formal
nights on a one night cruise. Two to five night cruises have one formal
night. Two formal nights are offered for all cruises longer then 5
The Captains Welcome
Aboard party is always held the first formal night. Anything from a dress
or nice pantsuit for women and suit/tux or khakis and sport coat for men.
All other nights you are asked not to wear shorts, T‑shirts, or
swimsuits. Suggest Khakis and polo shirt for men.
ships have 2 dining rooms with the exception of the Spirit Class.
Main seating is held at 6:00. This time is
good for kids, as the Camp closes down during this time and reopens around
9 every night.
Late seating is held
at 8:15, if you like to eat late then this is where to be.
Carnival is starting
to integrate “anytime dining”. The program called Your Time Open
Seating Dining. You call that day and request a time between 5:45 and
9:30. The bottom level of both dining rooms is used for assigned seating
and the upper level for those that wish to have flexibility in their
dining time. Currently Liberty, Legend, Sensation, Paradise, Miracle, Elation, Conquest, Pride, Fantasy, Imagination, Spirit,
offer Your Time Dining. Coming soon: Dream 9/18, and
If you select
assigned seating you will have that assignment for the entire cruise.
If you have cruised
with Carnival 10 plus times then your dining time will be confirmed prior
If you do not get the
dining time, you requested there will be a set aside time to speak to the
Maitre'd about switching. See the Caper.
Just a suggestion if
cruising with children you may want to choose the early dining as the camp
closes down during this time. By eating early this allows the children to
enjoy some time at the camp prior to after-hour activities which begin at
10 and the cruise line charges a fee for after-hour activities.
If you would like a
cake delivered to your table or stateroom for a special occasion, you can
order it beforehand on Carnivals website or you can check with your waiter
or purchase through the specialty shop. The cost is $7.95 for a 6 inch
and $9.95 for a 9 inch. They are delicious, with chocolate mousse or
strawberry filling. A six inch will feed about 6 to 8 people, while the 9
inch will serve 10 to 12, depending on how big you cut the slices.
Be prepared to join
in and have fun at dinner. The wait staff likes to put on a show. Bring
your camera to take pictures of the show and your fellow tablemates. You
know it is show time when the lights dim.
The menu for the
night is posted outside the dining room earlier in the day and can be
viewed on your stateroom TV.
You can order more
than one item per course.
You can use the soda
card in the dining room.
There is a bar maid
in the dining room for drink orders. Wine is usually ordered through the
waiter. A good bar maid will remember your order and ask if you would
like the same. Be sure to give him/her a little something at the end of
the cruise for good service.
Tea, coffee, milk and
lemonade are free at dinner.
anything you like on the menu ask the waiter what alternatives are
Any pasta dish on the
main entrée section of the menu is also available as an appetizer. It's a
great way to try something new – without gorging on pasta.
If you don't want to
dine in the dining room you can go for the more casual dining on the Lido deck. All the ships offer buffets (some more then others), a grill, and
24-hour pizzeria offering seven kinds of pies, calzone, Caesar salad (with
or without chicken) and garlic bread. Soft serve ice cream and yogurt are
open all the time. Other ships have specialty areas such as Chinese Wok,
Deli and Fish & Chips. Some ships even have a reservation only supper club
(for a nominal fee). Room Service is also available and offers
sandwiches, cookies, brownies (the best). See Room Service section below.
Guests with diet
requirements can be accommodated onboard. They can only offer assistance
with simple requests such as the method of preparation of menu items. The
special diet requirements need to be arranged with the guest's Headwaiter
on the first night of the cruise. In extreme cases, such as allergies,
it may be a good idea to contact Carnivals Special Services before you
Every menu (in the
dining room) has Spa Carnival Cuisine Fare. These items are lower in
calories, sodium, cholesterol and fat. Salads are prepared with diet
dressing. Desserts are prepared with Sweet 'N Low or NutraSweet instead of
sugar. In addition, each menu has one vegetarian entree. Low-cholesterol
egg substitute is available upon request as well as diet jellies at
The following simple
diets can be prepared onboard:
The following food is
not available onboard:
Baby Food and
A children's menu is
available but children can order off the regular menu (or both). It
includes, but is not limited to –
reservations for the Supper Club as soon as you get on the ship. If you
don't want to miss the activities in the dining room then don't go on
formal nights. You can also reserve a table
online – before you even leave home. Give a few days for the
Bring some one-dollar
bills (or dollar coins) for tipping room service. This is the only
service that is not included in the automatic tipping put on your S&S.
Tip depending on what you order. Anywhere from $2.00 to $4.00 dollars
should be fine.
The typical room
service menu includes:
Juices: Orange, tomato, apple, grapefruit
Breads: (served w/butter; jelly on request) Toast-white, whole
wheat or rye ~ Assorted Danish and croissants ~ Toasted bagel and cream
Sandwiches: Turkey ~ Ham & cheese ~ Cheese-choice of American,
Swiss or Cheddar ~ Bacon, lettuce & tomato ~ Peanut butter & jelly
(Note: Above sandwiches are served plain or toasted w/choice of: white,
wheat or rye bread ~ potato salad, coleslaw, potato chips or pretzels.)
Roast beef and brie sandwich in baguette ~ Open faced shrimp salad
on French roll ~ Vegetarian-tomato, cucumber, lettuce, & cream cheese on
seven-grain roll ~ Tuna salad on toasted English muffin
Salads and Desserts: Tossed garden salad-mixed greens garnished
w/tomato, cucumber, radish, and red onion. Choice of Ranch, Thousand
Island, Bleu Cheese & fat-free Honey Mustard ~ Caesar salad ~ Crudites of
Vegetables w/bleu cheese dip ~ Fresh fruit salad ~ Whole fresh fruits ~
Assorted cookies and brownies ~ Featured dessert of the day ~ Strawberry
Beverages: Regular coffee ~ Decaf coffee ~ Hot tea ~ Iced tea ~ Hot
chocolate ~ Milk ~ Skim milk ~ Chocolate milk
If you like chocolate
milk order extra earlier in the week (or collect from the buffet) and put
it in your refrigerator or on ice. Towards the end of the cruise they
tend to run low on it. Don't over do it.
You can order room
serve for breakfast the night before. There are breakfast cards in the
cabin. Before sure to order milk for your cereal – as they don't bring it
automatically. Do not assume anything; order it if you need it. Be sure
to hang the card on your door before the stated time. Have the tip ready
in the morning so when they knock you can take the tray and hand them
Ask your steward what
to do with the tray when you are done. Some have said they are told to
leave it in the cabins – others to place it in the hall for pick-up. If
you forget to ask the steward, then ask the person who delivers the food.
Others have said they just call room service back to pick it up. If you
do that please be sure to give them a little something for the trip.