One of the things that you can always count on with a Carnival cruise is a scheduled “sail away party” not long after the boat starts to head out from the embarkation point. It basically consists of playing party music across all of the top, open decks, while employees circulate selling tropical and fruity drinks, often in souvenir mugs. As you might guess, these drinks move at a pretty penny. It is a fun, light hearted atmosphere and it serves to mark the real beginning of the cruise. Great views can be had from the deck rails of the surrounding land scapes, in this case the views were from Tampa Bay.