Overall a good cruise for the price. We paid a little more for a balcony which was worth it. Ok food, ok entertainment, great service. Traveled with another couple which made it much more fun. Had great weather. Rained a little on our sea day but we made the most of it.
Did not venture out too far from the ports. Freeport and Nassau were typical bars and gift shops. Not sure about the rest of the island. Half Moon Cay was great. Did a cabana with another couple. Also rented the hobie and sailed in the bay for an hour.
The crew was the best. Had great service from start to end.
This cruise far exceeded my expectations. My children had a blast and its a trip we will never forget. Every part of this trip was easy and relaxed. The staff and crew were very nice and accommodating. The activities were very family friendly. The atmosphere was relaxing. I plan to do this many more times.
We had a great time! Overall, it was probably the best vacation we ever had. I was surprised at all the extra charges. Bingo and pictures are a rip off.
We needed a plumber twice, our shower drain was clogged and toilet did not flush, problems were fixed quickly.
The service was awesome! We were celebrating our 25 year anniversary and brought our 2 grown children with girl/boy friends, I think we should have got something for paying for 6 people. The kids paid for the room to be decorated and champagne, with glasses, not sure how 1 got broken, because we drank it at dinner the last night. If you could please send shorter glasses, maybe wine glasses, the one I have won't fit in cabinet.
The Journey Concert ! Oh, Did I mention the Journey concert ? Well I must say that after all the Glitz and Art that is the norm on most Carnival Ships ( not a bad thing ), I was pleasantly pleased by the more subdued and toned down colors of most of the ship. We always get anytime dining as this accommodates our evening schedule to best manage show times and events. We had a Grand Suite balcony room, Empress deck, mid ship.I was in need of an extension cord for a medical device and housekeeping furnished one upon request. As always our room Steward( Arnold) was very pleasing and never forgot a request. The ship was showing some wear and tear, but I think it was from the constant cleaning (a very good thing). The Shore Excursion at Half Moon Cay was fun. We spent one and half hours at the beach before lunch and then rode the seadoos in the Aquatraxs adventure. It was a blast. The beach is one of the cleanest and most patrolled with life guards that we ever been to. The lunch was catered by the ship crew and was very good. There were some timing problems with the ground transportation, But this did not effect how much time you had for your activity. The Journey concert was fantastic. Oh I already said that. The Seadoos were great. There was eight in our group. I intentionally was last in line. This was our first time on personal water craft (I always look out for my wife). This proved to be u-necessary as she took to it like a experienced rider. I would hang back and then go fast and jump waves. After we returned to the ship, That's when we really took notice of the buffet area. It was well lit, and the theme was of Sailing ships of old. The walls were decorated with shutters and flowers. It was very soothing after a day in the sun. We have been on eight cruses with Carnival from four days to fifteen days but I would do this cruise over in a heart beat. We like the ship and the crew. The food in the dining room was good, not fantastic but at least three and half stars. We always got there early enough to get a window table ( highly recommended ). The wait staff was exceptional. There is always a slow delivery in the dining room. But hey, your in the middle of the ocean, Where are you going in such a hurry? The journey concert was so fun. The colors of the ship seemed to calm even the worst drunks and small children. Not to shiny, just right.
Wonderful ,fun and caring trip. From the moment of parking we were assisted in many ways when they saw us with the wheelchair. This caring went on throughout our trip putting us at ease and more relaxed . EVERYONE was attentive even staff not assigned to us. Would love to repeat this trip again!!
As a first time cruisers, the experience exceeded our expectations. The quantity and quality of food, the entertainment, and comedy shows were all worth the price. In our opinion, dollar for dollar the cruise is a lot cheaper than going to Las Vegas. This was our happiest and stress free wedding anniversary celebration and we plan to have it this way again. We usually celebrated at home with friends and relatives and we became very tired the next after the cooking and cleaning.
What can I say? A non-stop party from the time you embark (sitting in the terminal isn't so much fun) to the time you step off. Traveled with my SO and my 86 year old dad. Was really worried how that was all going to work out, but it was good. On the plus side - you can do as much or as little as you want. We had a balcony stateroom/king bed on the 8th deck and it was very nice. Comfy bed - cool to have the balcony - and decent size; bigger than I thought. My dad was 6 doors down closer to elevator and he was cool going to the casino and back. He won $1600 so he was even happier. Only downer was the cruise doesn't do old people very well - yes, everyone was courteous to my dad:even sang Happy Birthday to Mr. Nicholas :-) at dinner one night BUT the excursions are tough if not impossible for an older and/or not very mobile person. Just walking the length of the ship is arduous. There is a shuttle not affiliated with the cruise lines that comes and goes but it was at the end of the ship. Seems like the ship should have people specifically available to help those in wheelchairs, or using canes, etc. It wasn't a deal breaker but we didn't have as much fun in Nassau as we could.Service is overall fabulous with most - if not all - staff going out of their way to serve you in a gracious and speedy way. The food was excessive, good and dinner was my fave - more normal portions. All other times the focus is on quantity, for sure. Drinks are passed and flowing. I also recommend the Cheers package - probably can't drink 15 drinks a day but it paid off for us (maybe 6-7 a day). The early board was good and worth the $49. Can't bring plastic water or sodas and I do wish I brought the one bottle of wine per person (in carryon)..I wasn't real clear on the carry on beverage policy. Entertainment on board is decent and goes on until wee hours and is good for all ages - more adult oriented. Several adults only area as there are many kids on board. All in all a very good time. Good value for the money. Left Thurs. at 6pm and returned Sunday 6pm and that was long enough for us.
This was my first cruise and I did not really know what to expect. The staff were very welcoming and patience as I asked questions and directions. There were plenty of activities to choose from and a great selection of food for everyone in my family. Overall, I enjoyed this cruise and am planning our next cruise.
We got a room on the middle of the boat near the bottom because I read that you wouldn't feel the rocking as much there and it was very convenient. It was right next to the elevator so it was easy to get to anything on the boat and the movement of the boat was less noticeable there.
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