Lets start with the bad things first...and they are very minor. I hate the drill at the beginning of the cruise. I know it is necessary, but it still feels like a cattle call. Any way it can be made shorter..or could we just phone it in?? When we go out on our excusrsions, why was only one entry way available at Half Moon Cay? Why so slow to transport? It also seemed that the photo staff were given priority in boarding the tender while many passengers had to continue to wait in a long hot line. By the way, the photos were not that great. Maybe if they waited with the rest of us the pictures would be more tolerable. Ok enough complaining.
Now the good stuff....Our party thought that the crew onboard were the best mannered and polite staff that we have seen in many years of cruising. Our steward was a very sweet woman, who took care of our every need. Evy was the best! The food in the dining room was great and we are sure tasted better due to the service that Orlon, our waiter and Ronnie, our server offered. Very funny and pleasant gentleman!
As for entertainment, we did enjoy the shows. We thought they were much better than we have seen on past cruises aboard rival companies. Dave the piano man was a riot! The passengers in the piano bar were fun and all had one reason for being there. They enjoyed all different types of music and Dave was able to supply a variety of songs and a running commentary on a plethera of subjects. We enjoyed playing television theme song trivia. My wife and I know much useless information regarding old TV. It came in handy as we played trivia. In case, we forgot, we would like to thank all the folks for bestowing on us the "ship on the stick award". Thanks Dave, we will be on another Carnival cruise next year, and hopefully you will be on board . So sorry, we blurted out answers, before you asked the questions.
We have traveled on many other cruise ships before; we are firm believers that you make your own fun. This cruise was among the best, we have been on. To all those who have a fear to board a Carnival ship, remember that they are the FUN SHIP! We are not spokesmen for Carnival, but we planning on another cruise next year!