Okay so day two was the day to board the ship. Oh yeah! I was pretty excited, excited isn’t even the word… I was overjoyed. You should’ve seen my face when I saw the cruise ship. I’m pretty sure my jaw hit the floor. It was absolutely HUGE! Soaring at 12 levels equipped with swimming pools, Jacuzzis, spa, a golf course, waterpark and more it was freaking ginormous. I didn’t even know there was a waterpark until Saturday. Ha! And yes I used it up good. Activities reigned supreme from dance lessons to comedy clubs. The Carnival Sensation was booming, and I quickly fell in love.
Note: All the photos in this post are of the cruise ship. So what did I do on this day? Well I jumped off the shuttle bus and…
First things first, upon arrival everyone had to go through the Terminal aka the Checkers. These people wanted to make sure you were who you said you are. So I.D., info and all the good stuff was necessary. Here you also get you door key to your cabin. Woot! The terminal wasn’t too bad at all. The lines moved quickly and everyone was polite and informative.
Fun Ashore and Fun Aboard TV
This was the lame, but awesome TV show that played all day informing people onboard about the daily activities and procedures. It was the “go to” for anything related to the cruise. It starred Wee Jimmy and other staff of the cruise ship. I was pretty informed after viewing this channel everyday. Plus the Avengers, Spiderman and other cool movies were on throughout the stay as well.
This was a must go to event. Well only because no one had a choice. Ha! It’s something every cruise line has to do just in case of emergency. So if a potential Titanic incident were to happen we would know what to do. I know right it was the best thing ever. Not really, but at least we knew what to do just in case.
The cabin was sweet. My room number was R-122, the R stands for Riveria. I loved the cozy little room. The bathroom was a nice size. The flat screen TV was a bonus. The closets had an ample amount of space, and the robes they provided were comfy. I also loved that our host left towel animals. So creative and cute! Great service and staff too! It was neat that they all knew your name by the end of the trip.
Sail Away Party
Music was blasting, food was being served and the horn tooted as we sailed in the Atlantic Ocean. Adios Port Canaveral, hello fun. I was still in awe at this point. Seeing the ocean and nothing but the ocean was breathtaking. I mean you see it in pictures, but really experiencing it is absolutely amazing. I want to go back… like now!
Now I was feeling a little bit weird the first night. I didn’t get sick, although a lot of people did. I was just feeling funny. I didn’t eat the dinner, which was served every night for us at 8:15 p.m. (If you wanted the dining experience with the chefs and all.) Other nights we opted for the buffet, which you’ll here about later. Instead I went to the room and took advantage of the 24-hour room service.
Cruising the First Night
It was a bit rocky on the ship. We are sailing fast because we had to be in Nassau, Bahamas by a certain time. So you could feel the ship rocking, and walking felt kind of funny. One time… no more than once I about fell over. Ha! It wasn’t too bad though.
Peek back tomorrow to discover more of the cruise, and about the Bahamas. Yay!