Boyfriend and I just came back from this cruise last week. Now, although we had booked this sailing 4 months earlier, we were still wary of traveling at this time because we knew it was hurricane season. But it was the only time both of us could get off work.
We definitely got lucky with the weather! Every single day was gorgeous, and we only got a little bit of rain when we were leaving Half Moon Cay. On board, we spent most of our time at the Nightclub, enjoying the Latin music (boyfriend is Latino so we danced salsa / merengue all night long, when we could), attended the shows and game shows, and hit the pool during the day...that is, when we weren't out enjoying the beaches and beautiful water =)
Great variety of food onboard, from fish & chips, to tacos and burritos, burgers, a buffet, Mongolian Wok (which even my vegetable-adverse boyfriend loved), 24-hour wood-fired pizza, and of course the dining room. Food was all good so definitely no complaints in that department. Then again, I'm definitely not arguing about free food in general.
We enjoyed nearly all the comedians. They were all good, but our favorites were Adam Hunter and Happy Cole (whose shows were always packed, even 20 minutes early!). We also participated in karaoke and singing with the Big band.
The ship was always kept clean and the ship itself was gorgeous in terms of design. Venetian-themed.
We loved that Carnival allows us to bring 2 bottles of wine on board, so that definitely saved us money for 2 days' worth of alcohol.
Embarkation was a mess though! We arrived at the port at about 1PM and sat there for an hour. We got lucky since we were inside, but there was a long line waiting outside in the heat. Felt terrible for them. We didn't get to board until about 3pm. Definitely need a much smoother embarkation process. Debarkation was easy...we slept in until 10am and then just avoided the lines, so we were out relatively quickly.
Unfortunately, the worst part of the cruise was returning home. We had a blast and will be cruising again next year. We are definitely considering taking Carnival again.