May 2016 - Carnival Victory to Caribbean - Bahamas
The crew service was not what I would have expected it to be at all! No one seemed inclined to help you, especially at the bar! The long lines for getting a drink made no difference to the employees as they took their time. Possibly even understaffed for the amount of people on the cruise. When on vacation you don't want to spend a majority of it just waiting to get a drink, or wait in line for food for that matter.
The food on this cruise was AWFUL. I had to send meals back a few times from the dining room, granted the staff was pleasant. The best food on the entire ship was the pizza station and the omelet bar for breakfast. But be warned that if you wanted to eat at the buffet you would be standing in line for a ridiculous amount of time.
Another negative to this cruise was this whole "beautification" thing. Since the boat did not leave port until 6pm we did not get to Nassau until much later in the day then we would have which cut out on the amount of time we had to visit the island. And because this was a Live concert cruise, you had to be back to the ship even earlier in order to make it on time. So really you didn't even get a full day to spend anywhere besides the boat.
I had a great time in general but that was on no part because of the cruise staff or the food!