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Holiday Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 29, 2008
Ship: Holiday
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
This was my second cruise and in my opinion the Carnival ship Holiday needs to be retired. It was a little smelly and the water was almost always brown in the cabin bathrooms. It seemed like everytime I went to a public bathroom at least one stall was broken and there were many problems with other systems such as the coffee and ice cream machines. The staff was awesome, especially our evening waiter, Mario. I had a good time but compared with the ship Fantasy, not even on the same standard. Food wasn't always available like it was before and at a lower quality food and seating in the buffet area. The spa wasn't as inviting as before either. I think if this had been my first cruise I wouldn't have been so critical but it just wasn't as nice as the other one. I must say I was a little disappointed when I got on and looked around.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining in the dining room was awesome, the buffet area was less than inviting or appetizing.


5 out of 5
I only saw a few shows, but I enjoyed them

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff were excellent, very friendly. I only ran into one woman who wasn't working but still had her badge on and she seemed annoyed. Maybe she was tired, I don't know.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Definately needs some work or retired, it was clean just not kept up

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My stateroom was nice, the window was missing one out of every three screws and the window was never clean.
1 out of 5
Very poor and run down looking, not at all cruise or tourist friendly. A little depressing. I suggest you do a shore excursion at this port if it is an option
5 out of 5
Highly recommend. Wish we had been there longer

Pros: Dinner and the formal dining room

Cons: size and condition of the ship

Recommends Holiday? No.

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