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Old July 18th, 2011, 04:21 PM
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Default "Tunneling" on Conquest class ships

All of our Carnival ships have had a similar deck plan (2 Conquest class, Destiny and Splendor.) The biggest problem I think most have with this layout is going between the lobby and the aft dining room because the galley and mid-ship dining room do not allow passage through.

When it finally dawned on the DW and I that we could go down the deck two and pop up where we wanted to be. It felt like we have have found a "secret passage". Now we call it tunneling.

My apologies now to those who like to book cabins on deck two.

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Old July 18th, 2011, 05:58 PM
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Just have to remember the two decks with the galley do not go thru. I personally usually prefer going up to deck 5. Seeing all the stuff on deck 5 makes the walk seem much shorter.

Deck 2 with all the cabins, one after another, is a boring walk.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 07:24 PM
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More often than not, my cabin is on deck 1 or 2, so I just walk all the way to the stern, and pop up to the deck 3. No problem "mon". (Guess I've gone to Jamaica too many times?)

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Old July 18th, 2011, 08:08 PM
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No matter where you are on the ship - just go to the rear stairwell and go down (exclusing the decks that don't go through, of course).

I have always though that is the worst design - plus why not put the Maitre D' on the upper level? As I recall the main entrance is on the lower deck - right?
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 01:04 PM
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The main entrance to the dining rooms is on the lower level, correct. I don't see how the MD's location matters?

On Carnival Dream and Magic, you can walk all the way on Deck 4.
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