October 2013 - Carnival Ecstasy to Caribbean - Bahamas
Carnival is a get what you pay for Cruise Line. For 1st time cruising to see if you like the ship life it is really a great way to get the experience and not pay to much. I have cruised many times on several different cruise lines, Carinival by far gives you plenty bang for your buck. They fill the ship and that is the goal, the cruise price itself was great but then once on board you are taken advantage of by every little thing. I would not recommend the Cheers package to anyone, you have to wait many long minutes (as much as 30) to get bar service while standing in line. They do not have experienced fast bartenders and they get in no big hurry at all. I do not think you could have gotten 14 or 15 drinks in a 24 hour period because of the ability to help everyone standing in line.