The weather was very cold and windy, but the outside pool was as warm as a hot tub. We spent all of our evening in the pool watching movies on the big screen. The food was very delicious, but the lines were too long and everything was crowded.
The people Carnival hires are the friendliest and most helpful people! We only had the issue with the sky rope line operators, where the woman decided to close the course (it is was time to close) while we were in line. She said, come back in the afternoon, but the wind was too strong in the afternoon and the course never opened.
Most importantly, our room was just below the Japanese restaurant where the crew started preparing food at 5AM and still was cleaning up at 11:30. It was impossible to sleep! At one night we went upstairs to find them hammering some crab shells open that shook our whole cabin.
I had a great time with my friends celebrating our 50th birthdays (all 13 of us) and reuniting after so many years. The cruise itinerary and activities were good. Service in the dining area was excellent provided by Monika and I.Gusti. The food selection could have been better. Some were very small portion and cold/bland. The cabin size is very small and could not walk around with the luggage not stowed away. No toiletries provided.
I enjoyed the length of the cruise, it was like a long weekend. The cruise director, Emma, was very approachable and friendly. Her and her staff made the cruise enjoyable. I would recommend the cruise, I loved the town of New Brunswick, very quant. However, I would not book a balcony room again. I paid extra for the room, but was not able to use the balcony. So disappointed!!
I recommend this cruise to others. It was fun for our first cruise. It was our honeymoon and we loved the experience. The crew on-board was awesome and entertaining. My wife and I will definitely go on another cruise very soon and it will be awesome.
we had a great time I just wish had a few more different kinds of shows and activity than they had I would recompend it couldn't have had better room service and the people in the dinnerroom were great. our main waitress Kenya) couldn't have been any better and her helpers were very helpful.
The air temperature in enclosed public areas, including restaurants, was uncomfortably cool/cold. Many people, by necessity, wore cold weather clothing in these interior areas. In restaurants, food, intended to be served hot, became cold before it could be eaten. Never once did I see anyone from food service ever check the food temperature.
The quality and variety of food available at the restaurants and buffet was lacking. The menus at the restaurants and buffet were similar from day-to-day, with only minor changes in some categories. New choices very limited. BORING!!!! The temperature in the restaurant did not help the atmosphere.
Better control of HVAC. More menu variety.
Loss of DIRECTV signal. Message on screen indicated signal loss caused because of geographical position of ship. Signal loss continued for last half of cruise. Signal loss message was still displayed upon return to NYC port. HOGWASH!!!!!!!
Cabin staff were hard working. Other than that it was the worst ship and cruise experience ever. After this experience we decided to never cruise Carnival again. The food was horrible, the entertainment was awful, the ship was disgusting. Our balcony wall was painted over rust, the balcony light was completely rusted. The drains around the outer floor was rusted. The bathroom fixtures were old and disgusting. The furniture in public areas were absolutely filthy, warn out and. The cleaning staff worked hard day and night to keep the staterooms clean and our cabin staff, Ida, worked hard, went out of his way to accommodate us. In fact, it appeared all the staff worked hard. The age of the ship and it's condition was the problem. Also, the massage room in the spa was ice cold!
I had a good time, very good service in fine dining even in buffet, my suggestion regarding food for us Asian, during cold weather, we're looking for soup noodles. With entertainment, you should have 90's and discos for current, room attendant are very good no complain.
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