Seeing this was our first cruise we didn't know what to expect. We thought the embarktation process went very smooth. We first went to relax on the Lido Deck and and enjoy some ice tea. I felt the waiters were a little pushy with the drinks. We were asked to many times if we wanted alcoholic beverages as we already had a drink in front of us. After telling the waiter 5 times that we were all set he rolled his eyes at me and walked away. I felt that to be very insulting. It wasn't even 1pm and i don't drink that early. I thought that it wasn't a good start to a 5 day getaway. as the days went on they assumed after asking 2 times and us saying we were all set they let us be. Most of our night time drinking was in the casino bar. The casino bar tenders were very friendly and provided great service. The food in the Dining Hall was very good and the service was at a good pace. The food at the buffet overall was good but i got sick 1 evening from the meatloaf. The entertainment was more than what we expected,we attended many shows in the Amber Palace and also on the Lido Deck. Matt the Cruise Director was more of a comedian than the comedians. Overall we had a great time. We didn`t have much sun due to storms, but Carnival has no control over the weather. We chose to sit back and let them take our bags off and this process went very well. In the future we will take our own bags off as they allow guest removing their own luggage off first. Oh and I can`t forget to say parents should control their kids as we had uncontrolled children jumping and making all kinds of noise at midnight.