What a great introduction to cruising! Met wonderful people who helped us out tremendously. Everyone from the staff to the guests were very kind. Ports of call were clean and inviting. We definitely made memories we will cherish forever. Even though our ship was smaller, we feel 100% certain that this will not be our last cruise!
I would look at other options first but we did enjoy the cruise. I guess the most disappointing parts are the age of the ship and the Cozumel port. Put me closer to the beaches and away from so much of the tourist traps.
Again don't go on Fantasy and don't use . They promised me 25 dollars onboard credit and did not give it to me. Carnival is a party ship. Young kids and alcohol. My 20 year old daughter even got a mixed drink while sitting in Mobile port.
All I can say is outrageous, fabulous, fun. I am ready to go again. I have already started planning for my next 3 cruises. One will be for family only. Another for women only and the last will be with friends who I met on the last cruise. I am ready to set sail.
This was my 61st birthday the experience was horrible. I have not been treated so bad in my life. I am a retired airline employee. I have celebrated my birthday with Carnival before never treated this way.
We had a horrible experience for our first ever cruise. A medical emergency, increased speed to make up time, rough seaae, a missed port, and rain made for a negative unforgettable experience. Hard earned money down the drain for us. I will say that Mikey and the Fun Squad was the most enjoyable part.
Awesome cruise that I wouldn’t mind telling family and friends about. The leaving mobile port could’ve been better. After finally getting on the ship the experience from beginning to end was awesome. Awesome food, comfortable bed and pillows, entertainment and staff are awesome and friendly
The crew over all where not friendly
The ship is super old and small so it rocks way more than the larger ships
The food is not good the buffet is small and not very fresh
The unlimited drink package is not unlimited and you are forced to purchase it for all persons 21 and up even if they don’t drink
Cruise was great stay away from the shopping show and future cruise seminar these two guys
areally the rudest on the ship. The food is amazing , cleaning staff was top notch , cruise director did very well and was very friendly. The comedians were amazing and so was the nightly entertainment shows
This was an expensive lesson to learn. I have been on the Dream and had no doubt that if nothing else the ship would be half way decent, but to my shock this ship and everything about it was disgusting. From a huge hair ball in a supposedly clean towel in the bathroom to a huge piece of shell in my scallop that cut my mouth, to being shuffled through the dining room like cattle because they gave my table away, to a very rude server telling me that this is a bar not the kitchen when I asked for a Kahlua and cream, air condition vents full of gunk, mold in the bathroom, food was terrible, every outdoor seating areas were piled up with dirty dishes and no one to clean the areas.
This cruise ship was too old and the crew members appeared irritated and annoyed with being on the boat and at work. This was demonstrated by the nasty rooms and attitudes when seeking assistance to correct the nasty environment.
I just returned from my carribean vacation of 5 days. Unfortunately I have my December one booked. I wouldn't book again with carnival after this week but I'm stuck. I want a refund for December. First the bathroom in our cabin reeked of urine. Was cleaned but never went away. So strong we could taste it. Smoking was allowed in only limited areas. Casino not mentioned yet, ten plus chain smoking in there. Pool was shut down for 24 hrs but not ever announced why or explained. We were kicked out 30 min early on the last day by a very rude cleaning person. He demanded we had elsewhere to wait but our time was assigned as 9am not 830. He stated he had to get ready for the next people. Your accommodations for a gluten free diet are below standards. They look like it's such a big deal. I'm a diagnosed celiac. Which means gluten causes colon cancer for me. I'm not just asking to be inconvenient. Very very disappointed. The ONLY good thing I can say is Rob Little comedian and Marc the singer were and are AMAZING. I don't want my December vacation with my daughter and devastated if I can't be refunded. Plus now it's $80 cheaper to book than what I originally booked at. So disappointed in Carnival.
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