My husband are booked on Carnival Triump for 4 nights sailing from Galveston on March 22, 2012. Our main plan is to relax in the sun, read, just get away... so here are some of my questions. I read that it is sometimes difficult to get lounge chairs. I want a chair..2 of them..lol.. I think our cabin is on the Lido deck... Any advice on the chair situation?
Since you are the Lido Deck it should be easier the main issue you will face is the chair hogs (people who will throw stuff on a chair because they may use it at some point) now Carnival has a written policy (LOL) that an unoccupied chair may be cleared after 30 minutes. Should you need to use that policy I would attempt to find someone that looks like security and give them whatever is on the chair..
I plan to bring my 2 allowed bottles of champagne in my carry on luggage.
What are approximate drink costs? Depends on the actual beverage beer is on the low end at I believe $4.50-6 depending on brand, mixed drinks vary depending on size (my DW liked the large Blood Mary at $7.50) and wine from my DW chooses (by the glass) seem to run from $5-12. The prices I am quoting and this is from memory so if not correct they are real close are without the plus 15% tip to the bar staff
I assume drinks will be delivered to my deck chair. (?) Yes
I prepaid gratuities. Do I tip again? You can and remember drinks are plus 15%
I also read that one could bring some non alcoholic drinks on board. 12 20-ounces non-alcoholic beverages per passenger in your carry on are permitted
Or, can I just send my husband for lemonade or water. YES
We plan to visit Cozumel but have not booked an excursion. All we want to do is relax on the beach and maybe buy a few souveniors. Wondering if one can go pack and forth from beach to ship ... or is a long distance that requires a taxi? Never been someone who has the answer will be along
We have "Your Time Dining" from 5:45 - 9:30. Do I need to dress up? I will say up front this is a pet peeve of mine If you haven’t read what Carnival Dress Code policy is for the MDR it is in the FAQ. However this seems to be another of Carnival’s policy that is not enforce.
Will we be seated with others or table for 2? Depends when we did YTD on HAL only on Formal Night did we sit with other
Hope someone can give me some answers. Than I might think of more questions.