September 2016 - Carnival Splendor to Caribbean - Western
My wife and I took the six night Caribbean cruise and just got back. Grand cayman and Cozumel where great, we swam with dolphins and stingrays and it was awesome, although the pics where 140 usd for ten pics🤑. The shopping in Cozumel was awesome as well. That's the good.
Heres the bad, if you value the safety and well being of you and your family don't step foot on Jamaican soil. The nicer people where just pushy as hell and the not so nice will drive you into the mountains and threaten your life for a hundred dollars. Every story we heard on the boat after Jamaica was similar to this! I couldn't believe we were dropped off in a violent third world county with no warning from the crew or anyone else for that matter!
On the boat we where treated to long lines and pushy rude people, the buffet was mediocre and closed most of the time, the meals in the "included" restaurant some nights where good and some bad. As well as the fact that if you wanted lobster or steak it was 20 usd extra.
Dirty pools and hot tubes where the norm. At every turn you will be conned into something with extra cost. If it says free gift never fall for that, we got the "free" coupon books for the low price of fifty usd that we didn't find out about till later.
in conclusion this was our first and most definitely last experience with carnival and smart money will follow our lead!