How refreshing!!! There are many that bash Carnival but of the last 12 cruises we have done, 5 have been on Carnival!! We have NEVER had a bad cruise with Carnival. Every ship is a new experience regardless of the cruise line. Some of those experiences different than the past but new never the less. Your experience with the long waits for your dinner isn't just related to NCL as from the reviews I have been reading (and experiencing) it seems to be on a lot of cruise lines. Keep in mind that as time has passed, ships are being built to hold more passengers but the crew to passenger ratio isn't as equal as it used to be. It takes a long time to feed thousands of passengers. I take the wait in stride, enjoy the conversation with our table mates, have a couple of drinks & enjoy the atmosphere. Eating your dinners in the main diningroom, with the right servers helps to make your cruise a memorable one!
Review by jillw1981
In response to review, CrusinTim says ...
How surprising that this smaller ship had long waits for dinner. Just because a ship is larger doesn't mean that automatically waits will be longer. Larger ships have more dining options,oftetwo dining rooms. I hope that you enjoy your cruise on a bigger ship. I enjoy the varied activities on the mega ships. In fact The Oasis and The Allure are my favorite cruises.
Thanks for your review. Glad you had a good time.