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Old April 21st, 2009, 05:48 PM
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Hey! I am going on my first cruise May 7 and would like to know the must things to do onboard ship and anything you can tell me about the Carnival Fantasy ship. We are leaving out of New Orleans and cruising to Cozumel. It is a 4 day cruise and I am very excited!!!
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Relax and have fun!! It is a nice cruise, liked leaving from NO, ate at Emeral's the night before and Mother's for breakfast.
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Just have a great time. Enjoy the ship, the food, the crew, and your ports of call.

Have great cruise.
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Don't try to preplan what you are going to do on board. One of the joys of cruising is being spontaneous. You will get a "newspaper" every day called the Carnival Capers, which will list all activites, shows, dining, etc. Just pick what you want to go and go do it!
However, one thing heavily overlooked is the free sushi bar, usually from 5-6 p.m. (If you like sushi.) But, the first thing we do on board any ship is walk around and explore it, so that we have some idea where things are.
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Must do things:

DO be sure to put out your breakfast card so you can have hot coffee and food delivered to your room at no charge.

DO be sure to try the Mongolian Barbecue, DO be sure to try the deli sandwiches.

DO be sure to go to the comedy shows onboard, they are hilarious.

DO make sure you see every part of the ship - take in the Serenity area and the waterpark.

Do try the flat iron steaks and Caesar Salad in the dining room.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 10:36 PM
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Mmmm....free sushi. Any chance they have fugu(blowfish) sushi?
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Old April 26th, 2009, 03:05 PM
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Not a chance on the fugu. Besides, no matter how tasty, even in Japan, in restaraunts with highly trained chefs who only do that particular dish, a few people a year die from eating fugu. Even minute particles can be fatal. Cruise lines want you alive to cruise again.

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I still want to try it some day. Of course, I might just have to get a taster just in case it isn't prepared right and it does have the toxin still in it. . I am Brad, King of Dining.....
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1. Get on board as EARLY as possible on the first day.

2. Stay as LATE as you can on the last day.

3. Enjoy everything you do in between points 1 and 2.
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