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Chilling Out On Carnival Liberty

By Wallace Immen via Avid Cruiser

Every day and night on a Carnival Cruise Lines "Fun Ship" can be a non-stop party. On my final day at sea on Carnival Liberty, I swished baskets in spirited game of Horse on the basketball court, tried somewhat unsuccessfully to stay synchronized in a swim competition in the pool, murdered a ballad in a karaoke contest and tried to sweat off a week's worth of hearty meals walking laps around the big red and blue smoke stack on the upper deck. During the last evening's deck party, I was coaxed into joining a 500-passenger conga line that snaked around the decks to an irresistible salsa beat. (No, it turned out our soul train didn't come anywhere near a conga line world record.)

Mellowing Out
But even the most fanatic of Fun Ship fun seekers needs to chill out for a while: shut down and maybe read a book, or listen to an iPod or just laze in the hedonistic Caribbean sun. Isn't part of the appeal of a sea cruise to escape the non-stopness of life in the real world?
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