It was my 7th cruise and my girlfriends first. I wanted to do something big for her birthday and had been on Carnival Cruise several times. We had an ocean view stateroom which was nice. My girlfriend loved the music and the off Broadway shows. The waiters was nice enough to bring her a cake with a candle on it and sing happy birthday. Guy's burger joint had phenomenal hamburgers and she loved the pepperoni pizza from Windows at the sea.I just loved the fact that carnival cruise never disappoints when it comes to service. I'd do it again in a heartbeat and the next time which will probably December we will bring our kids.
It is even hard to tell what was my favorite part in that cruise because any part or moment was notable. But here it goes. First was that I got an opportunity to meet & interact with interesting people from all around the world. I made friends from five different countries. Second, Key West & Cozumel were so enjoyable. The down town was romantic, and swimming in the beach was fantastic. I also had natural fish massage. Finally, The ship was fanciful and entertaining. Several types of fun. Nobody got bored in Fantasy. Whatever fun means to you, it is available: gambling, dancing, shows, arts, internet, bars, restaurants, golf, games, etc. I appreciate my birthday gift. Carnival Cruise Line gave $ 50 dollar off for SPA. I hoped my gift covered the whole session. I've been talking about my Carnival trip to everyone I know. I would love to see everybody I know having this memorable experience
Once again I had a great time on Carnival. They really make it possible for anyone to enjoy time with friends and have fun. Our server in the Jubilee Dining Hall, Gerby, was top class and made my experience even more. He was very attentive to our needs and really went above and beyond. Thank you Gerby! Definitely will be back next year for our next vacation.
We didn't know we were going on the oldest smallest boat. Could have been more food options and more space but overall good vacation with the family. Rooms were small but the staff were more than friendly which made my vacation well worth it. Eva from my junior suite and Wes from celebration dining was soooo very sweet. Eva wrote a very special birthday message on my mirror for to to enjoy the entire time I was there! I had a lot of fun and met many new friends. Also Ni Luh from the lido deck was v e th sweet and she was always smiling!!! She was great!!
Although we had an amazing time on our cruise, there could have been better events going on onboard and we felt it looked a little run down. The excursion in Key West (jet ski tour) felt like it took forever to get there and get started so by the time our excursion was over, we had to head back. It was a great experience with the jet ski your, but we would've liked more time in Key West. The house cleaning services were the best I've ever had. They came by twice a day and cleaned up everyone's rooms and were very friendly the entire time. The food was great!
It was a ton of fun! If you can get a balcony we recommend it. Also, if you can get a suite or the "Faster to the Fun" program, we recommend that as well as the priority boarding was a very nice suprise. The rooms were small but clean and what you would expect, but not a ton of time was spent in the room. Room service was great, the entire crew was very friendly! The food was slightly better than mediocre, it looked better than it tasted. The ship water was absolutely terrible and the included drinks were all made with that water. If you drink a lot of soda the "bottomless bubbles" program is a good deal but it does not include bottled water. So if that is more up your alley, bring a 12 pack and/or be prepared to purchase a lot on the ship. It isn't too pricey but more than we wanted to pay. I think it was $1.50 for a 20oz and $3.50 for a 1 liter bottle. There was a lot of alcahol consumption, if that is in your plans the "Cheers" program is nice. Be wary of where to go for drinks though. If you drink more beer or wine or alcohol out of a bottle or can you are in the clear. If you do more mixed drinks you have to figure out which bars to get them from. Some bars didn't seem to put any alcohol in your expensive drinks and others allowed an appropriate amount. All of the on board activities were a lot of fun! We didn't get to see the comedy show until the last night but it was fantastic! This was our first cruise so some of you reading this may already know what I have laid out. We would definitely recommend going on this trip!
P.S. For those that care, the cruise was very LGBT friendly. It was subtle but if you were looking you could tell.
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