July 2015 - 7 Night Western Caribbean (Galveston Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Magic
Teen and tween loved it. It was OK for me.
There is something for everyone on a cruise. At first the "spring break" party atmosphere was a little too much, but you just have to remove yourself from it. The smell of booze around the main pool was gross. The main negative I had was traveling on a schedule. The ports were my favorite part but we had to cut our day short and start heading back to the ship by 3:00 or so. It was stressful because they will leave you! Our only bad day was when carnival was not organized with debarking everyone on the first port. We stood in line for 45 minutes and missed our snorkeling excursion. Carnival crew should've diverted the line to other open gang planks, but we didn't know there were faster exits. If you book an excursion through a 3rd party, you're screwed! No gaurentee, no refund, no waiting for you! Carnival catered to their shore excursion guests, the rest of us felt like 3rd class passengers.