Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruise Lines
The kind of experience you want to have on a Carnival cruise!
We thought the ship was in great condition & well laid out. High points include the attentive & friendly dining room wait staff, the exceptional bartenders at Alchemy Bar (Nikola, Ioana, & Majda), and the live band in the Caribbean Lounge. Getting on & off the ship in Miami went quickly & smoothly. The food both in the dining room & buffet on Lido were quite good. Even the pizza at Pizza Pirate was passable. Also there was only brief waits for the elevators & I can't recall the last time I got on elevators where the doors closed so quickly after pushing the close door button!
The not-so-high point is much like others have complained about an unpleasant smell at times on the ship--it was particularly noticeable on deck 3 near Guest Services every time we were down there. Thankfully we only ever encountered this on the lower decks. Getting back on the ship was slow going (only 2 gangways open) & having limited time (7:30a-1:30p) in Key West.