Just booked this and am hearing tales of boredom...we are non-smokers, but it appears this smoke-free ship may attract too many non-party people! Help!
We are 2 single NY teachers, female, that is.....
I believe you have the ship's names mixed up. The non-smoking ship is the Carnival Paradise-- the Inspiration is not a non-smoking ship.
I can't imagine that smoking or not smoking would have that much affect on your cruise.
From whom and from where are you getting these "boredom" stories? From folks that have actually cruised the Paradise ?
Ron's right about the non smoking ship. Too bad you didn't book Inspiration for Feb 8th. You could join me, my girlfriend, and my mother. Hmm, that does sound boring. Anyway, you'll be hard pressed to get bored in GC, Cozumel, or anywhere on the ship. Haven't seen Costa Maya or Belize yet. Try the singles party onboard or Carlos and Charlie's in Cozumel.
Unless they changed which are the smoking ships, "Inspiration" is smoking; "Paradise" is the non-smoking. Being from NY myself, and
with anything & everything we have in NY, my friends and I weren't too
impressed with this Carnival ship (our first one). For a "fun ship", we expected
a bit more nighttime activities, especially around the lido deck area with a livelier atmosphere. Shows were ok. Comics were funny Food was ok to good. Service was good everywhere and friendly. We were a group of 8 so we had fun. We constantly wandered the ship, met people and had fun. Make a point of looking into excursions from the net, not the ship. You'll definitely get a better price.
Though we weren't too impressed with ship itself, the friendly atmosphere still made it fun....Enjoy!