This is my 7th cruise and my husband's 3rd. Overall, we had such a fun and relaxing time. Embarkation was easy and we were up in the Lido deck eating by 11:30. The food selection was very good and their Goat cheese pizza is to die for! The cabin was big but the furniture looked a bit worn as this is a 2004 ship. The dining room meals were great and the service couldn't be any better. I especailly liked the lobster tail, Chateubriand, and Prime rib. Carnival now has a Table Artist (magician) going around to all the tables during dinner. He was great!There is also filet mignon in the dining room for brunch during 9-1:30 during Sea days. This is something new.
Entertainment was very good although I couldn't understand why they put a man dressed as a woman holding children in one of their Big band scenes. I didn't find that very funny. Now for the negatives of this cruise: Gone are the free drinks during the Captain's celebration. I was sooo disappointed. Cappucino and Expresso are no longer free! There is a $2.95 charge now. Gone is their Gala Mignight buffet. Sure, they still have food at midnight but nothing as extravagent as in the past with massive Ice Carvings. I was really taken aback by all of these cutbacks but we still had a great time and as always, the price was right. Overall, you can't beat the price and value for what we received. We are looking forward to out next Carnival cruise