November 2015 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Splendor
Our first Carnival Cruise
Overall not bad. We had a wonderful time in Puerto Rico, St Thomas, and Grand Turk. Amber Cove was OK, but brand new for a port and just a place with tourist shops and a Zip line. That place needs more variety.
The ship was great. We had the largest cabin we have ever had and it was just an ocean view. I'm sure it was because this ship is wider than a Panamax ship so it can't go through the old Panama Canal locks. We loved the extra space.
We did the anytime dining plan which worked out well for dinner. The food was good to excellent, but overall not over the top like you get on Celebrity or Disney type cruising. There were no special buffets like a party on the pool deck or chocolate extravaganza, just the basics. Didn't expect more so it met expectations.
Liked the "dive-in theater" at the pool. Never watched a movie, but it looked fun.
Overall, good cruise with friendly staff who worked hard when you showed your appreciation. I would do Carnival again.