I was wondering what the depth of the pool is as you get to the bottom of the water slide? My 7yo DS is only 4 ft. tall and doesn't like it if he can't standup in a pool. Not sure which ship I am going on yet, it may all depend on the answer to this question.
We were on the Inspiration and as I recall the water was a litte higher than my ten year old's waist.
Celebrity Century 1/09
Carnival Destiny 10/07
Carnival Destiny 9/06
Monarch of the Seas 3/06
Carnival Inspiration 8/05
Carnival Miracle 4/05
Carnival Inspiration 4/04
Sovereign of the Seas 4/03
On the newer class chips such as Spirit, Destiny, Conquest the slide ends in a trough and not in the pool. On the Fantasy Class ships and the older ones it drops into a pool that is about 4/5 feet deep.
I can't remember specifically, but my not-so-great swimmer @ 10 year old had no problems with the water slide into pool on Inspiratin. The Conquest had a HUGE water slide and as mentioned before, it just stops at the end.
On the Carnival Glory, the water slide ends in a trough. Basically, you are just sitting in a litle bit of water. Kids had to be 42 inches tall to ride it. I think the biggest problem was probably waiting in line behind all of us adults!