I just came back from a cruise on Jan 3rd and I will say this much, Carnival is really slipping with respect to service and changes that are quite noteable.  We were on the same ship in Sept 2014 and notice huge differences in services, quality, etc.

 

I dare say that my wife and I are done with Carnival for awhile.

 

Mind you I did not let that ruin my vacay but just sad to see.