Review of Carnival Tropicale deck 8 (Lounge-Pool)
Smeraldo Deck 8 is the ship's Promenade Deck featuring 2 sheltered outdoor walking areas (portside and starboard) lined up with public rooms. The venues include Photo Gallery and Shop, Internet Coffee Lounge, Cigar Bar.
The fore-located Miami Ball Room (366-seat dance lounge) has circular seating (around the raised dance floor) and a Bar.
The Library (furnished with tables and armchairs)
Habana Casino (196-seat gaming bar lounge)
Casablanca Great Bar (disco nightclub with a small stage for live music performances)
Duke Bar (themed on Duke Ellington / aft-located, 50-seat lounge with a grand piano surrounded by tables and sofas)
Bahia Club (aft-located, 150-seat, with a dance floor). Bahia Club served as both a bar lounge (during the day) and as a Churrascaria (Brazilian steakhouse) in the evenings. The Brazil-themed restaurant was at a surcharge (per person) and reservations-only, serving Brazilian food (BBQ specialties) and beverages and with live music. Bahia Club's terrace (stern) featured 2x outdoor Jacuzzies (on a raised deck). On MS Ocean Dream ship, to the whirlpools was added a swimming pool and terrace seating.
The array of onboard public spaces aboard MS Ocean Dream ship were adapted to serve as classrooms, workshop rooms, rehearsal areas, lecture halls. Students participating in the Peace Boat programs ("Global University", "Global English/Espanol Training" and "International Student & Study Abroad") used the cruise liner's venues for lectures and media presentations at sea. Peace Boat Center (P-Cen) was an office used by both participants and staff to produce posters, edit videos, coordinate onboard events and publish the daily-issued Peace Boat newspaper.