We went up to the pool around 10ish. Every time we went to the main pool we managed to get the same spot. They were playing a movie Here Comes the Boom. We had attempted to watch the same movie on deck the other night but we ended up going to karaoke instead. It was nice to be able to watch a movie by the pool. We liked the movie, even my mom who isn't in to fighting movies! It wasn't crazy-insane loud like the main pool was on the first sea day.
I filled my son's inflatable tub with shower water this time and carried it over to where we were sitting. We gave him some empty cups from the buffet to play with. He loved scooping water in his little tub. After getting bored with the cups he wanted to stand and band on the loungers and crawl on my husband. Hey, if I have learned anything from this trip it's that babies are really easy to entertain!!!!
We didn't want him to get too hot, so we went back to our cabin around 2 or 3pm. We were out by the pool for a while. It wasn't overly crowded. I was shocked by that!
Our son got a bath, then went down for a nap. We started taking everything out of the drawers and cabinets to pack up. That is always a sad time! When we were almost done packing he woke up and decided to climb in and help.
I always love/hate the last night. We treated it differently on this cruise because of the baby, but on most cruises we stay up later on the last night. Have a few drinks and enjoy the last few hours onboard.
Disembarkation was awful. They made everyone leave their rooms by 8:30 even though they didn't begin letting people leave until then.
We tried to eat breakfast but people had parked their behinds in the buffet with their suitcases, no room for people actually wanting a bite to eat. We ended up filling our plates and sitting on the ground in the aft pool area. It was hot out and things were moving VERY slowly. Not fun with a baby!!
We had been assigned group 1, my mom had group 26. So we swapped tags the night before. We figured they could get off first, go get the SUV, load their stuff, and then we'd be off the ship by then. HAH! There was a 2 hour time difference between when we got off and they did. She kept calling and texting me for updates.
Not sure if it was just this sailing or if Carnival waits that long to start to disembark always??? I know we pulled in to port a little before 5am. Matt and I both woke up and went back on the balcony then to watch us pull in.
After speaking with other people who went on this same cruise (same week) a lot of people had a very BAD experience. In the end it seemed like we were the only people who didn't have problems or major disappointments.