Cruise In Review – Final Chapter


I made sure I was up extra early Friday morning, as it was the last day of our cruise. I was sad, but I wasn’t going to think about it. I went and got breakfast, which was pretty fast considering it was around 9am and only about half the ship was up. So I came back to the cabin and just ate breakfast on the balcony. The ocean was beautiful, and it was going by so quickly. The rest of the day went by pretty slow, we looked through the gift shops for some souvenirs, and went back to the cabin. For some reason there were like no activities planned that day, it was all shopping sales, and casino games. We later ended up going to the pool and water slide, and playing around there for a while. After that I embarked on a quest around the ship to find “the lucky coin.” There is a lucky coin placed somewhere on every Carnival ship right out in the open, so everyone can see it, but it is hidden, and one must find it to see it. Sadly, I never did find it. I walked the entire top 3 decks of the ship looking for it, which is where they placed them in the past. I never did find it, or even find a hint on the internet to where it might be. 🙁 Anyway, the day was starting to come to a close, and we went to dinner. Service was very slow that night, which I didn’t really care about since it gave me more time to be in the Chic Restaurant one last time. The waiters did the usual routine, singing the “You’re Leaving Our Fun Ship,” and then dinner continued. After dinner we went to the last show of the cruise, “Ticket to Ride.” The entire show was a tribute to the Beatles, and it was by far, the best show I have ever seen on a cruise ship. You don’t even have to be a Beatles fan to like this show! The graphics and mini-shows were amazing! At one point the “Beatles” were running on stage, and jumped into the screen on stage, and become animated running around London! The best part was when some of the crew started hanging out glow sticks to everyone in the theater, and people were rocking out with these! It was a bunch of swaying glow sticks at Let it Be, and people using them as instruments to Obliddi Oblida. This was by far the best way to end one of my greatest cruises I have ever had! I went to bed later that night full of memories from that night, and all of the other nights before. This was definitely one of my best cruises ever, and I know that there are more to come.


(P.S. I didn’t talk about Debarkation, just cause it’s boring :))

(P.S.S Tomorrow I will post a slideshow of pictures from and around the Carnival Freedom)



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.