November 2013 - Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western
Most things aboard went as we hoped and expected them to.
Good: Clean ship, stateroom, bars, lounges. Food good, but unremarkable (no "wow, yummy, gimme more!"). Dining room service was terrific. Room steward prompt to clean and set up stateroom. Entertainment teams and activites were enjoyable. Serenity deck much appreciated and well maintained.
Could be improved: Sound system during production shows in main showroom was not so good to my ears. Hand microphones did not provide consistent quality... sometimes spoken or sung words were unclear, or echoed. Don't have a clue what to recommend, not being an audio engineer. Although dining room service was terrific, occasionally, not all flatware, glassware or service utensils were in place.
REALLY needs help: casino exhaust system. Even though areas were designated as smoke-free, smoke from nearby areas drifted and made that part of the cruise experience less than enjoyable. Other cruise ships (Carnival and HAL) have not affected me to this degree.