For most people on a cruise, a sea day means relaxing by the pool and enjoying a fruity umbrella drink. And while I do love a frozen Shade-Ade on the adults-only Serenity deck, I like exploring and participating in activities around the ship too.
Last March, when we sailed on the Carnival Liberty we took time to participate in some of the ship’s demonstrations and classes – it was a great learning experience and plenty of fun too.
Here’s a look at some of the fun experiences available with Carnival Cruise Lines –
This demo may be the best one on the ship because it involves fantastic food from the ship’s steakhouse – for free! Watch the chef in action as he prepares numerous dishes and offers up cooking tips and shares stories about cooking onboard a cruise ship.
In addition to the plentiful samples of great food, I love that we were given the recipes to take home with us too. It’s a great reason for me to try my skills in the kitchen.
PRO TIP: This class is free and first-come, first-serve – once all the seats are filled, class is closed. So, definitely get there early to snag a seat for some great eats.
Towel Animal Folding Class
The towel animal folding class is fun for the whole family. Even if you don’t have kids – this one is still a blast! Held in the ship’s theater, stateroom stewards show off their towel animal folding skills and help you learn how to make your own. No need to bring towels from your stateroom, they have plenty available at the class.
It is definitely an art and we loved perfecting our skills. I don’t think I’ll be able to make a career out of making towel animals, but we had a ton of fun and my girls had fun getting in on the action too. During the class, be sure to check out the display of towel animals.
PRO TIP: Buy a copy of the Towel Animal folding how-to book, a portion of the proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and it’s a great souviner to take home too!
Fun with Carnival Cruise Mixology
Want to learn how to make your favorite martini from the Alchemy Bar? Don’t miss signing up for Alchemy’s Martini Tasting class. You’ll get to sample many of the martinis served on the ship and while there is a fee for the class, it includes a full-sized martini of your choice.
If your ship doesn’t have the Alchemy Bar, ask Guest Services about the Master the Martini class!
PRO TIP: It’s a fun class that fills up quickly and is usually only held once per sailing. Be sure to sign up early – just ask one of the great folks at Alchemy, they can help!
Whether it is food or a family adventure – Carnival Cruise Lines does a great job of providing knowledgeable staff with fun activities.
Each of these classes have provided my family with great memories and plenty of laughs. We now make our favorite martini at home (Spicy Chipotle Pineapple!) and I’m still trying to perfect my technique with the towel animals.
Which Carnival class would you like to experience?
** My family and I have previously sailed as guests of Carnival Cruise Lines. Thoughts and opinions here are my own. **