I have been on the RCCL Splendour (99), Carnival Elation (02), and the Carnival Paradise (03). I have been very suprise at the lack of night time activity on board. The nightclubs seem to shut down, and no one is to be found after 11pm at night.
I am booking a cruise in Sept 05 to take along a bunch of mid-aged friends, and I am looking for the best ship to enojoy at night. Which ones have the most active bars/lounges. Which one keep the nightclubs open until 5am? Which one has people enjoying themselves, rather than saying (yawn, it is 10pm, got to get to bed).
Paradise was a non-smoking ship, and that kind of explained a lot. It was the worst I have been on. The other two we just kind of duds by themselves. Any advice, help!!!!!?