Things to Know Before You Go 

Minor Guests
Guests under the age of 21 years must be accompanied by a parent, relative or guardian 25 years of age or older in the same stateroom. The only exception to this policy is when parents are traveling with their children in different cabins. 

What About Towels?
Towels are supplied on deck by the pool, so please don't bring any up from your stateroom.

Will I Get Seasick?
Seasickness is very rare on ships as large as ours. All our ships are equipped with stabilizers which are designed to keep them smooth and steady in the water. If you should feel queasy, medicine is available from your cabin steward, the Information Desk or from the doctor.

Is There a Doctor on Board?
Yes, a qualified physician and nurse from our medical staff are on call 24 hours a day. Infirmary hours for medical examinations can be found in your Carnival Capers. A professional fee will be charged. If you should come down with a contagious disease, or even suspect a contagious disease, it is compulsory that you report it to the ship's doctor for the safety of everyone on board. Should you be on any medication, or want the medical staff to be aware of any special needs, please contact our infirmary. This will ensure they will be prepared should you need assistance. Our doctors are independent contractors.

Please carry your required medication in your pocket or purse so that it will be available when needed. Checked luggage may not be accessible at all times. If you're using any prescription drugs, vitamins or other medication on a regular basis, you should bring an adequate supply with you since these may not be readily available either aboard ship or in our ports of call. Commonly used medications may be purchased at the office of the ship's doctor.

What About Electrical Appliances?
Bring them with you by all means. Aboard all the "Fun Ships" the current in the staterooms is 110 volts AC and is capable of handling all normal appliances such as electric razors, hair dryers and hot curlers. However, some appliances may require use of an adapter.

Are There Baby-Sitters?
Yes. All baby-sitting takes place in the Children's Playroom. When the ship is in port, we can provide baby-sitting services from port arrival until 2 p.m. On all other days, babysitting is offered in the form of a Pajama Party from 10 p.m to 3 a.m. For these services, there is a charge of $5/hour for the first child in a family and $3/hour for each additional child in the same immediate family. Children under the age of 2 years old are welcome to join in on the Pajama Party. Pillows, blankets and crib are provided. If you need a baby-sitter, please inquire at the Information Desk or see one of the "Camp Carnival" Youth Counselors at any of the scheduled activities.

Where Is the Lost And Found?
The Lost and Found is located at the Information Desk. If you've lost anything, you should report the item to the Information Desk and ask if it's turned up yet. If you find anything, please turn it in there. After the ship returns to your port of origin, all found and unclaimed articles will be sent to the company headquarters in Miami where they can be claimed.


How much you tip is purely a personal matter and completely up to you. However, we do have many guests who ask for some guidelines in regard to what is appropriate. We suggest the following gratuities for general information only. Gratuities are customarily given the last evening of your cruise. If you have any further questions, the Purser or Cruise Director will be glad to help you.

  • Dining Room Waiter: $3.50 per person/per day

  • Dining Room Busboy: $2.00 per person/per day 
  • Dining Room Maitre d': $0.35 per person/per day 
  • Dining Room Head Waiter: $0.15 per person/per day 
  • Room Steward: $3.50 per person/per day

Other personnel, such as Bar Waiters, Bellboys and Deck Stewards maybe tipped as service is rendered. 15% of the bill is automatically added to Sail & Sign beverage purchases which you may adjust appropriate to the service received. Gratuities can be prepaid to Carnival at time of booking or anytime up to two weeks prior to sailing. These guests will receive three gratuity coupons per booking with their cruise documents: one for the Dining Room Waiter; one for the Dining Room Busboy; and one for the Room Steward. 

Photographic Experiences
Remember to keep smiling! You never know when the Ship's Photographer may take a candid picture of you. The photos will be on display and are available for purchase. Special requests can be made by appointment and are available for a fee. If you like taking your own pictures, film for cameras are on sale in the duty-free shop. One-day developing service is available on board ship. See the Photo Gallery Office for details. Please see Photographic Experiences for more information.

Birthdays and Anniversaries
If you're going to celebrate a birthday or wedding anniversary during your cruise, please let the Maitre d' know.

Religious Services
When available, a chaplain will be on board for Christmas, Palm Sunday and Easter services.

What to Do With Your Valuables?
We're sure you'll want to bring your camera, jewelry and other valuable items with you on your cruise. However, since the ship cannot accept responsibility for any articles left in the stateroom, public areas or packed in your luggage, we suggest the use of a safety deposit box or cabin safe. For your convenience and protection, safety deposit boxes are available at the Information Desk.

Can I Bring a Radio on Board?
You are welcome to bring radios and cassette players for your private enjoyment. However, for the comfort of other guests, we request that headphones or ear pieces be used in public areas.