Funshops pricing is outrageous
Review SummaryThis cruise would have been better if it weren't for the price I paid for a watch. I trusted Carnival to protect their passengers from scammers. Apparently that trust was misplaced.
Food and Dining
Pacific Dining Room
Great staff.Magician (Suraj) on the last night was INCREDIBLE!
Pizza quality is OK. Asked for a split of pepperoni and prosciutto, and I was told that they can't split a pizza. This lends to wasted food or overeating because you have to order two pizzas.
Mediterranean Lido Restaurant
Good selection. Slow lines.
Irish Sea Piano Bar
Pianist was very talented, but his attitude kind of brought down the mood. He was very nice, but complained about shipboard life.
The Fun Shops
If I could give zero stars, I would.You pay a lot of money to go on a cruise. You trust that the cruise line would have the best interests of the passengers in mind. They don't. The Fun Shops have prices that are incredibly high ($800 marked price on a watch that can be purchased for $90 ashore) and there is no way to check if the prices are reasonable. I take it as a lesson learned, but I trusted Carnival to have ethical vendors. They don't.
Water heater was not working when I was there.
Guest Services/Shore Excursions
The airline lost our luggage. The Guest Services staff gave us a small toiletries kit and a tee shirt to try to help out where they could.Then, when the bags arrived in Nassau at the airport and the airline didn't inform us, the guest services staff noticed that there were bags with carnival tags on them and reached out to the ship to see if there were any passengers with our name. This experience made a bad experience (losing luggage) so much better.
Good, but needs maintenance.
Virtual Sea Video Arcade
It's an arcade on a ship. The prices for the games will be high. There should be some way of verifying that the user of the card is the owner of the card. A friend's card was stolen and used in the arcade to run up $30 in charges in just a few minutes.
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Do NOT buy anything in the shops. The prices are marked up at least 500% compared to the prices on shore. The price marked for a watch that can be purchased for $90 on shore was $800!