Exploring Carnival Fascination with Colorado Traveling Ducks

We do not stop at any port today.   This is our at sea day, so let’s explore our cruise ship.   When we got on this ship, every human and traveling duck attended the safety drill.

We went to the safety drill

We went to the safety drill

Nobody thinks we will ever have a problem, but if something happens, we now know where to go for a life boat.   But, today will be fun on Carnival’s Fascination cruise ship.   Ducks like water, so we went to the water slides first.

Water slides

Water slides

Near the swimming pool we watch ice carving.   This piece of ice was brought here.

Beginning block of ice

Beginning block of ice

Then he began carving.

Quickly sculpting

Quickly sculpting

In about 10 minutes this Indian head, complete with carved feather head dress was finished.

Finished ice sculpture

Finished ice sculpture

This carver just used chisels.  It was really hard to get a photo with so many people here.  And the ice is melting fast.   It really did look great; much better than mom’s photo.   In some areas we have seen ice carvers begin with chain saws, but not here.   These spiral stairways look interesting.

Let's go up the spiral staircase

Let’s go up the spiral staircase

Mom said we can go up later, but let’s see what is being served for lunch on the deck.

Lunch served on deck. Let's try some of everything.

Lunch served on deck. Let’s try some of everything.

We took some of everything.   We wanted to try it all and then next time maybe only take our favorites.   This one of our favorite places to eat outside.

Favorite outside dining area

Favorite outside dining area

This area is sheltered, so not too windy, but we love to watch the water.   About deciding on our favorite foods, that didn’t work.   We love it all.   Everything is our favorite.   Because we eat so much on the ship, the humans never take the elevators.   We climb several flights of stairs every day.   They think it helps.   We did climb those curved stairs and we found the ping pong table.

Ping pong

Ping pong

Again a protected area so the wind isn’t strong here.   Near the ping pong table we looked down at the pool area.

From ping pong area looking at main pool

From ping pong area looking at main pool

Earlier there was a fund raiser with music on the small stage.   Money was raised for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.   There were many activities on the ship today.   Also many people lounging, swimming in the pool, visiting, and just enjoying watching the beautiful Caribbean Sea.   Dinner in the dining room is always so nice.   After a delicious dinner, we had these desserts.

Great desserts tonight

Great desserts tonight

Three humans had melted chocolate cake with ice cream.   Mom preferred the raspberry dessert.   We ducks prefer all of them.   The waiters saw us posing for a photo, liked us, and wanted a photo with ducks and waiters.

Waiters liked Colorado Traveling Ducks

Waiters liked Colorado Traveling Ducks

Everybody is so friendly here.   After dinner an announcement was made.   Our ship would be stopping in the Caribbean to give aid to a ship in distress.   Of course, we ducks wanted to see what was happening.   This sailboat had problems.

Sailboat in distress

Sailboat in distress

Our ship, The Fascination, sent a small crew with supplies to the sailboat.   None of the humans on the sailboat wanted to come to our ship, they just needed supplies and did not want to leave their sailboat.   We were glad to help and the captain told us we would be a little late arriving at our port the next morning.    That is OK.   We could have been the ship in distress and we would want someone to stop for us.   In the center of the ship is the atrium.

Atrium

Atrium

We ducks love the openness and all the lights here.   Cruising is definitely something we like. This was our only Day at Sea and we enjoyed exploring our ship.   Next stop is Barbados.

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9 thoughts on “Exploring Carnival Fascination with Colorado Traveling Ducks

    • I had not cruised for about 6 years, so comparison is a little outdated. Carnival has many activities. Many children. A younger crowd, but still many older cruisers also. For some reason this Christmas cruise was rather inexpensive so we had a variety of passengers. We were very happy with crew and layout of ship. Varied entertainment. Food was excellent and always available. Food on deck, of course. One traditional dining room with assigned time to dine. Second traditional dining room with drop in eating. Sign in, received buzzer and be seated when you are buzzed. Same menus with multiple choices and all included. In all ports we were docked at pier, no tenders to get to islands. We were very happy with our Carnival ship and cruise. Which cruise lines do you prefer? Thanks for reading and commenting.

      • We are just back frisch m a royal Caribbean western carib. Itinerary. Ours was dec 26-jan 2. It was very fun being on the ship for NYE. I like RCCL and the bigger ships when we go with our kids, now in their 20s, because there is so much to do and everyone is entertained, happy, and well fed. When it is just the husband and I, I prefer the smaller ships and Europe. We loved Windstar and ponant and are looking at Azamara or Regent for 2018. We just booked another RCCL in Alaska northbound for this summer, again with our kids. I am excited to see that part of the world for the first time. Radiance of the Seas looks like a beautiful ship.

      • Guess we were in Caribbean about the same time. Our cruise ended December 26 and we stayed in Puerto Rico until December 30. Younger generation had to work December 31. We loved the Alaska cruise (again years ago). Glacier Bay was beautiful–and rather loud with glaciers calving. We will all be green with envy and knowing that you are enjoying a great trip this summer.

  1. The ship was beautiful and easy to get around. It was a new experience helping the sailboat. I thought it as great and interesting to watch. We stopped far away, but could still see our life boat going and coming and watch a little activity on the sail boat. Was reassuring to know that everybody will stop to help. Our schedule was easily changed. Arrived in port later and then left later that evening. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    • I’m never sure if stair climbing really works, but it does ease my conscience when I indulge in too many desserts. I figure it has to help some??? We also enjoy sea days. About 20 years ago we took a repositioning cruise from Barcelona to Buenos Aires. Many sea days crossing the Atlantic, but also some ports. That one stopped at Gibraltar, Casablanca, Dakar Senegal, Recife and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil before we left the ship in Buenos Aires. That was a Princess ship for cruise with daughter, 7 year old grandson and myself. Where are you cruising next?

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