Hello LadyDi, THANK YOU!, THANK YOU!, THANK YOU!. From what I've read from your post has and will definatly help me in October. We are not first time cruisers, but this will be our, my sister and NY cousin's first time on Carnival, others who are going have been on Carnival.
My first cruise was on Princess, second has been NCL, no complaints on either ship.
Where do I find the "What to pack and not to pack?" list? As for the power strip, I didn't know you were allowed to pack that (swear ya learn something new every day) ... Would a light weight backpack do the trick to hold all the necessary items once at port? ... as for the sandwiches, are there "Set" sandwiches or do you have a choice? (tuna? egg?, ham?) ... we have no children going with us for the simple fact, our future mother-in-laws haven't been born just yet.
Everything in your post has been very, very helpful. Thank you again. I hope to type more questions to you as the date nears.