The Fantasy at sea from the air (Carnival Picture)
The First Day
We got onboard around noon and proceeded to the Lido Deck for Lunch. Since it was our first cruise, this was quite an experience for us. Some sights along the way:
We entered the ship by way of the Empress Deck and the first look at the Atrium was very impressive:
We went to the Lido Deck which contained several food areas and the pool for the ship.
After lunch, we started down below to our stateroom. We asked a crewmember and she directed us to the room without mishap. One of the nice features that Carnival offers is the ability to order things and have them delivered to the room or other places on the ship. As a surprise, I had a cake and two sweatshirts waiting for us on the ship. Here is what we saw.
And then there was the balcony. It was a fairly large area with two chairs, a table and a lounge. We spent a lot of time out on the balcony watching the ocean and sky. Sometimes other ships would pass.
We got underway around 4:30 and headed out to sea. One of the most important things was the abandon ship drill.
Some shots of leaving Port Canaveral shot from the balcony. The ship does not have a traditional propeller but instead, has movable electric motors that can be turned in different directions to move the ship. We did not need tug boats to get underway or to pull into port. Most newer ships have this system of propulsion.
Choose next to see some shots of around the ship.