SailAway Party?

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 03:52 AM.
#1
1,531 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
A big part of cruises here in Australia is the SailAway Party. They have lots of loud party music (sometimes a live band), all the entertainment staff on deck, dancing, drink specials, etc. they make a real party of it. Does this sort of thing happen on the Carnival ships?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature

SHIPS I'VE SAILED ON...
1983 - ORIANA - SOUTH PACIFIC
1985 - ORIANA - SINGAPORE TO FREMANTLE
1989 - CANBERRA - WORLD CRUISE
2011 - PACIFIC SUN - SOUTH PACIFIC
2011 - PACIFIC PEARL - NEW ZEALAND
2012 - CARNIVAL SPIRIT - HONOLULU TO SYDNEY
2013 - RHAPSODY OF THE SEAS - SOUTH PACIFIC
2014 - SEA PRINCESS - BRISBANE TO SYDNEY
2014 - CARNIVAL LEGEND - SHORT CRUISE
2014 - MARINER OF THE SEAS - SINGAPORE TO SINGAPORE
2015 - PACIFIC JEWEL - CORAL COAST DISCOVERY
2015 - PACIFIC EDEN - SHORT CRUISE
2016 - EXPLORER OF THE SEAS - NEW ZEALAND
2017 - RADIANCE OF THE SEAS - QUEENSLAND COAST
2018 - OVATION OF THE SEAS - TASMANIA

SHIPS I'VE INSPECTED...
2013 - CELEBRITY SOLSTICE
2013 - VOYAGER OF THE SEAS
2014 - DIAMOND PRINCESS
2014 - RADIANCE OF THE SEAS
2014 - QUEEN MARY 2
2014 - COSTA DELIZIOSA
2014 - VOLENDAM
2015 - CELEBRITY SOLSTICE
2015 - EXPLORER OF THE SEAS
#2
Florida
4,758 Posts
Joined Jan 2006
Yes, sail-away is a fun time!
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Larry
--------------------------------------
Photo Website LarrysPhotos.net
YouTube Channel VideoOnTheWeb
--------------------------------------



Past Cruises (54):
CCL Victory Jan 2017
CCL Splendor Nov 2016
CCL Fantasy Aug 2016
CCL Fantasy April 2016
CCL Ecstasy Jan 2016
CCL Splendor Nov 2015
CCL Ecstasy Aug 2015
NCL Getaway May 2015
CCL Ecstasy April 2015
CCL Ecstasy Jan 2015
CCL Conquest Nov 2014
CCL Ecstasy Sept 2014
CCL Ecstasy June 2014
CCL Ecstasy March 2014
CCL Ecstasy Jan 2014
CCL Glory - Nov 2013
CCL Imagination Sept 2013
CCL Imagination July 2013
CCL Imagination - June 2013
CCL Breeze - December 2012
CCL Imagination - November 2012
CCL Imagination - September 2012
NCL Sky - January 2012
NCL Sky - November 2011
CCL Imagination - May 2011
CCL Dream - November 2010
NCL Sky - October 2010
CCL Valor - November 2009 (Milestone Cruise!)
CCL Imagination - October 2009
CCL Imagination (2) - September 2009
CCL Imagination (1) - September 2009
RCCL Majesty OTS - July 2009
CCL Imagination - June 2009
NCL Pearl - May 2009
CCL Destiny - January 2009
RCCL Majesty OTS - January 2009
CCL Splendor - December 2008
CCL Imagination - October 2008
CCL Fascination (2) - September 2008
CCL Fascination (1) - September 2008
CCL Fascination - July 2008
CCL Liberty - May 2008
CCL Fascination - Apri; 2008
CCL Imagination - February 2008
CCL Freedom - December 2007
CCL Imagination - September 2007
CCL Fascination - July 2007
CCL Triumph - May 2007
CCL Fascination - March 2007
CCL Fascination - January 2007
CCL Legend - November 2006
CCL Elation - May 2006
CCL Valor - November 2005
CCL Victory - May 2005
CCL Paradise - June 2003
#3
Las Vegas, NV
4,559 Posts
Joined Jan 2010
Do you all do the Cupid Shuffle in Australia?
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Most Recent Reviews:
2015: Carnival Magic- 35th birthday cruise.
2015: Mariner OTS- SE Asia from Singapore.
2016: Carnival Pride- Bermuda.

Carnival: 16 cruises since 2007
Royal Caribbean: 2 cruises since 2012

Up next:
2017: Carnival Inspiration- Aventura Latin Dance Cruise, 2nd time.
2018: Explorer of the Seas- 12 day South Pacific!

#4
Tulsa, OK
5,168 Posts
Joined May 2009
What you described sounds like quite a bit more than what I've experienced on Carnival. On most of my cruises (but not all), we've had music (not live music) & dancing (group/line dances), usually 2 or 3 songs, for about 10 minutes, with a few of the social staff. No real drink specials that they wouldn't have before and after the sailaway time. It's still fun, but not what I would call a party like what you've described.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Past cruises: Celebration 9-4-2003, Celebration 9-11-2004, Elation 12-12-2005, Valor 4-22-2007, Conquest 4-26-2009,
..................Holiday's final sailing 11-2-2009, Carnival Dream 4-17-2010
..................Carnival Triumph 11-8-2010, Carnival Miracle 4-4-2011, Carnival Dream 11-5-2011, Carnival Magic 3-18-2012,
..................Carnival Triumph 12-3-2012, Carnival Breeze 4-13-2013, Carnival Dream 1-25-2014,
..................Carnival Splendor 11-1-2014 (San Juan to Miami)

Upcoming cruises: None

k2 is in reference to the mountain known as K2, not a reference to the drug. Drug-free, straight-edge is the way to live! Mountain highs are greater than any drug high!