Carnival Panorama FYI

Woo hooo #CarnivalPanorama here we come! In this article I have written tips and provided links to help with your upcoming cruise! Need any additional help? You can call me at 714 604 9246 =)

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Check out my other “Panorama” articles… ( Updated Weekly)

The Panorama Packing List

Things to do on Sea Days…

The Carnival Kitchen Cooking Series

“The Pink Taco Web Show in Cabo”

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me cruise hallCRUISING FYI: KNOW MORE ABOUT THE CARNIVAL PANORAMA                                 For Crew members Gifts best is money and cards! Cruise Crew Thank You Cards

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BE IN THE KNOW

Carnival FAQ: https://www.carnival.com/help

Faster to the fun: Found only on Carnival, Faster to the Fun (FTTF) is an extra-fee add-on that gives regular, non-suite passengers priority when it comes to boarding, disembarking and making onboard reservations.                                                                                                                                                                                         https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1374/~/faster-to-the-fun-%28fttf%29

Study the Deck Plan:  Get familiar with the Carnival Panorama.   https://www.carnival.com/~/media/Images/Ships/PO/DeckPlans/carnival-panorama-deck-plan-pdf

Take Uber/Lyft to the Port:                                                                                                             For Debarkation: To catch the ride share service take the “free bus” to “Shoreline Village”…Then once at “Shoreline Village” called  Lyft or Uber!

Cell Phones:  Bring a external battery power pack. Charge your phone overnight.

Ship Time: Bring a watch to be in sync with the “ship time”…

Stay Germ Free: Wash hands often.  Bring hand sanitizers and wet naps to your cruise. Make sure to start using Airborne a week prior to your cruise.

Luggage:  (Do Not Carry On The Luggage) Bring 1 suitcase and 1 overnight bag.

Save yourself the stress, check your bags curbside with $5 per bag tip. up to 2 piece’s allowed. Not over 50 pounds. (16 x 24)

Last night of cruise-Before 7 pm, have all luggage in front of your stateroom for debarkation the next morning! Get your clothes ready for next day! Have a small overnight bag to take with you! Best way to do luggage is via checked luggage. Easy on and easy off the ship.

Make sure to bring business cards and place one on your suitcase tag. (Much easier to read if you suitcase gets lost)

 Mandatory Muster Station:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Safety Briefing shortly before we sail…. When the signal for the Safety Briefing blares out, guests will no longer be required to go to their stateroom to collect their life jackets. They will proceed directly to their assigned muster station from their location at that time. The number of the muster station to which the guest is assigned (according to stateroom number) is printed on the left bottom corner of the Guest’s Sail & Sign card. The guest will need to have the Sail & Sign card in hand during the Safety Briefing.        

Social Media/ Wi Fi Page: https://www.carnival.com/internet-plans

Drinks on Carnival:   https://www.carnival.com/help#section-1                                                                                                                                         Water: Best to pre purchase:  https://www.carnival.com/in-room-food-beverages?q=%3Arecommended%3Acategory%3Awater

Cheers Package:

Purchase in advance as once on board the price increase to $56.75 per person per day plus gratuity! Prior to boarding $51.95 plus 18% Gratuity.
keep I mind everyone in the cabin must purchase….
Make sure to the the server you have ” Cheers”…

Spa Services: https://www.carnival.com/spa  

Laundry Services: https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1134/~/laundry-service

Money:  Bring small bills $20/$10/ $5 and $1.

(On board and off board purposes)  Bring extra tip money: Appreciate the phenomenal service men & women. Some cruise staff work up to 9 months at a time.

Sign and Sail Account: https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1138/~/sail-%26-sign-onboard-account  Throughout the cruise check your shipboard account for any errors.

Cruise Cash: https://www.carnival.com/cruise-cash

Call your credit card company/bank:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let them know you’re going on a cruise. Take photos of ALL the cards you plan on taking with you front and back so you will have all the information if lost or stolen.  

 Gratuities:  Standard Staterooms: $13.99 USD per person, per day.                                                                                                                                                       Pre pay prior to sailing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (Most Carnival Crew work up to half a year without a day off, show your gratitude)

You will receive exceptional service, here is  guideline for on board tipping….

Luggage Porters: $5 per bag

Cabin Steward: $15 to $20 at the beginning of the cruise & $15-20 at the end of the cruise

Dining Room server: $10-$20 per passenger at beginning of cruise and another $20 end of the cruise. Maitre’ D:When you get an updated table or a special /cake $15 (A time received or end of the cruise.

Bartender: $3 to $5 per drink for generous pours and exceptional service.

Casino Dealer:  Use your discretion, depends on your winnings.

Shore Excursions: $5 per passenger                                                                                                                                                           Spa Services: It depends on the service received.

Gambling:  Not included in cruise fare. The Casino is closed for gambling until the ship is sailing into international waters.

Pixels Photo Packages: https://www.carnival.com/pixels-photo-packages 

Personal Photos/Videos:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Take photos, have fun and hashtag videos and pictures: #CarnivalPanorama #Cabo #PuertoVallarta #Mazatalan #MexicoBucketlist

For Seasickness:  Go to http://www.seaband.com or purchase Dramamine.

Dress Codes:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Prepare for Formal Night: Carnival’s evening dress code is typically “cruise casual,” but on one or two nights during the voyage, “cruise elegant” evening wear is suggested. On “cruise casual” nights, the line recommends sport slacks, khakis, jeans (no cut-offs), long dress shorts and collared sport shirts for men, and casual dresses, casual skirts or pants and blouses, summer dresses, capri pants, dress shorts and jeans (no cut-offs) for women. Cruise elegant dress means dress slacks, dress shirts and sport coats (optional) for men and cocktail dresses, pantsuits, elegant skirts and blouses for women. On elegant nights, passengers may choose to dress more formally in suits and ties, tuxedos or evening gowns, but that level of dress is not required.

Number of Formal Nights: There are two elegant nights per seven-night cruise… One first and second sea day.

Nightly Casual Option: For those not wanting to dress up, the Lido restaurants are open nightly and have a casual dress code.

Written Restrictions and Jeans: Shorts (including gym and basketball shorts), beach flip-flops, bathing suit attire, cut-off jeans, caps and sleeveless shirts for men are the only items of clothing never permitted in the dining room during dinner.

The Stateroom:  Make sure to use the “do not disturb” sign so you are not surprised by your steward walking in.

  1. Hair Dryers A 1250-watt hair dryer is provided in all staterooms and suites (either in the bathroom or on the desk/vanity)
  2.  Stateroom Bathrooms and Amenities All staterooms and suites feature a full private bathroom. Your Stateroom Steward will supply an ample number of large towels, hand towels and wash clothes daily. At Carnival Cruise Line, we pursue…
  3. Beach Towels and Bathrobes Beach Towels Oversized logo beach towels are provided in each stateroom for guests to take ashore. If guests wish to purchase the beach towel, the price is $22 USD. Serenity logo beach towels are…
  4. Decorating Your Stateroom Door and Stateroom We recognize some of our guests like to decorate their staterooms and we, too, love seeing your creative decorations. However, for safety reasons, we must ask that you abide by the following…
  5. Electric Outlets There is one electric outlet in each stateroom located in the area of the desk/vanity. The outlet is equipped with a 3-prong 110 volt (North America Grounded) and a 220 volt (Europe German-Style)… Purchase a cruise approved power strip from Amazon!
  6. Carnival Comfort Bed Collection Manufactured in Europe exclusively for Carnival, the Carnival Comfort bed ensemble including custom pillows, duvet and cover, pillowcases and mattress set, provides an unsurpassed level of lavishness…
  7. Stateroom Television Programming Grab the remote, order room service and catch a movie or your favorite TV show … all from the comfort of your stateroom. Television Programming Depending on the satellite and location of the…
  8. Stateroom Safe For our guest’s convenience and security, a safe is provided in every stateroom and is located in either a closet or a cabinet. The size of the safe may vary among the fleet -…
  9. Stateroom keys Guests are issued a Sail & Sign Card which is also used as the stateroom key.
  10. Bibles Gideon Bibles are available, upon request.
  11. Make sure to only flush toilet paper down the cabin toilet.

 

ACTIVITIES:                                                motion                                                                                                                                                           

Drive-in Movies, Jogging Track, Mini Golf… Volley ball, Gym, Sky Fitness (outdoor gym), Corn Hole…

Sky Course:  Check out SkyCourse®, a ropes course with an awesome view high above the sea.

Sky Zone® just opened its very first indoor trampoline park on Carnival Panorama.

WaterWorks, Carnival Panorama’s onboard water park, where the whole family can get some sun and have lots of fun! Look up and you’ll see the Twister Waterslide, and the Skyride over the Pacific Ocean SkyRide is a bit like riding a bike — you’ll never forget it.

Shows: Clue The Murder Mystery, Hasbro The Game Show,Lip Sync Battle™: Carnival All shows are first come first serve.. Eat early so you can enjoy more of what Carnival offers!

More Fun:  Animal Towel Workshop, Ice Carving Demo, Basketball Fun, Hairy Chest Contest, Lido Deck Dancing, Karaoke, Piano Bar, The Casino, Punchliner Comedy Club, The Night Club, Playlist Production Musicals, Live Music,  Art Seminars, Trivia, Bingo.                                                                                                                        

CRUISING DUCKS  How it Works: Hide ducks on the designated day… Tag them and place them on the ship. The ones you find, you can keep or re-purpose. Have Fun!

cruise ducks

For The Tags Purchase Here on ETSY

Order Your Ducks on Here on AMAZON

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Excursions:  Some of our ports require a tender boat so plan accordingly~

Pre plan all excursions with me prior to sailing.   Message or text me if you wish to take excursions for any of our ports. We are set for glass bottom boat, sancho’s bar cabo wabo for Cabo.  Scott’s group is doing a paint class in Cabo. And several are also doing the camel rides. For Maztalan: Day of Leisure…

CLICK HERE>>>>LEARN ABOUT THE RESTAURANTS ON THE PANORAMA

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We  are on anytime dining. So you pick when you want to go. Dining early you can enjoy more activities.                                                                                                                                                    Partake in the unlimited Pizza and Ice Cream. Specialty dining booked.

Restaurants Addl. Costs: Green Eggs & Ham Breakfast, Coffee Bar, Pig & Anchor, Carnival Kitchen, Bonsai Teppanyaki,  Bonsai Sushi, Chef;s TableJiji Asian Kitchen, The Steakhouse, Seafood Shack…

Restaurants included in your fare: Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue-Iguana Cantina, Main Dining Room (MDR), Lido Market Place, 24 Hr. Pizzaria Del Capitano,  Captain’s Pasta Bar, Swirls Yogurt/Ice Cream, Sea Day Brunch, Carnival Deli & Dining Room Breakfast. 

Working off the calories:  Take the stairs and work out in the gym!    

Be in the Loop:  Shows, Hairy Chest Contest, Ice Carving Demo, Karaoke, Bingo, Shopping and Comedy and Many More Fun Activities.

  Download the Carnival Hub App and post cruise countdowns on social media and be informed of ship activities check the daily activities schedule. A paper ”Fun Times” schedule is dropped under your door the day for each day’s activities.

NOTABLE EXTRAS FOR THE CRUISE

Get your Carnival Toes done! Check out the style that I use.

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Need t-shirts for your cruise connect with Angela at angela@customecruisewear.com

Ask her about cabin door signs too!

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Have issues with Nausea and motion sickness? clinically proven, drug free alternative treatment for the control of nausea and vomiting. Sea-Bands are acupressure bands that fit around the patient’s wrist just like a sweat band-with a pressure stud sewn inside. Purchase yours on Amazon!!!

sea band

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Option #1 Cruise Approved USB Power Strip: USB Power Strip “Cruise Approved” Tessan with 3 Outlets with 2 USB ports and 5 foot extension (Pack in your carry on)                       Purchase on Amazon!!!!

OR 3 USB Outlets

Purchase on Amazon here!!!!

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Keep your Luggage Tags neat (With out Stapling together- Use These)

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Cruise Tag Luggage Set Includes-4 Pack Cruise Tags & 4 Steel Wires – For Printed Paper Cruise Tags (4 OR 8 Per Pack depending on your selection) – These Clear Cruise Luggage Tag Holders have been designed to easily fit/ hold the printed paper boarding pass that are sent by the cruise lines. Purchase yours on Amazon!!!!

Be safe during your travels with this RFID Lanyard

rfid lanyard

BRING THE CRUISER’S COMPANION WITH YOU ON THE SHIP

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From youth to adult and beyond, our experiences make us what we are. It is those memories which become the stories we tell to others. In sharing those stories – and listening in turn to the tales that others offer – we connect. We create friendships. We ease pain. We learn. We enrich our lives, and the lives of others.The 7-Day Cruiser’s Companion is for recording those shipboard stories from week-long cruises. The details which make your high seas adventures live again will never be lost to the fading and blurring that the passing of time causes.

Tell Ellen I sent you…Purchase the 7 day Cruiser’s Companion on Amazon

Appreciation: During the Cruise I always say “thanks for your service” to crew that I cross paths with…

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