This was the name of the excursion that the staff onboard recommended we take in place of the original choice. Ugh! I went to the Carnival website to re-read the description and photos just now. Firstly, the photo of the people on the sub is misleading. It shows one person on each bench! In reality, they pack it full, 3 deep on each bench.
I should have known when our bus/motorcoach took us a 1/2 mile from the dock to a restaurant. We had to walk THROUGH a restaurant to get on the sub.
In the description it says Travel in the Nautilus, the most luxurious semi-submarine in the world, and explore the marine paradise of Cheeseburger Reef and the ghostly, ancient shipwrecks of the Cali and Balboa. Luxurious does not describe the experience. At first glance the sub does look really nice with all the wood work.
If you were on the aisle side of the bench you weren't going to see anything. I did have a window seat, which was good for the 3 seconds that my son wasn't crying. He was crying because of the heat, at first I thought he was being rarely fussy, but after the fact I realized it was the heat. I wish I could have apologized to everyone in my area of the sub, I'm sure my son's screaming was not pleasant. I was THAT woman with the crying baby.
I don't know how much time elapsed during this part of the tour, but it felt like hours. I can honestly say that if there were a/c the tour would have been wonderful. The guide talked a lot about the fish, ship wrecks, and other things around.
Once we were let out of Hell, no wait that was at the end of the day...
For the rest of the day he was red faced.
So, how do you entertain a 9 month old on a bus???
Let him play with daddy's hat.
Have other passengers play peek-a-boo with him.
and so on