There isn’t anything sadder than waking up on Debarkation Day.
So, the night before we were given the option to pack and place our bags outside the door for Carnival to carry our bags off or keep our bags and self-disembark. Given the time we finished with Chef’s Table (and all that free-flowing wine) the decision really was no longer up to us … we would keep all our bags and self-disembark. Which would have been fine if I had at least started packing the bags before now.
Debarkation Day ~ Hey, who turned off the Fun Button?
It was the crack of 7 a.m. when that annoying noise came over the P.A. system (I don’t remember announcements being annoying during the cruise). “Those choosing to self-disembark are requested to do so at this time … blah, blah, blah” I got up and was immediately hot (where did all the air conditioning go?). I walked through the cabin and felt the first pang of stress (where is that happy, warm fuzzy feeling?).
I honestly believe there is some large lever or button down at the bottom of the ship that is labeled FUN and it’s one crewmembers job to switch it ON at Embarkation and switch it OFF at Debarkation. Clearly it is held in a highly classified area because I didn’t spot it at all during the Behind the Fun Tour … and I looked….