The weather was beautiful. The ship was immaculate as always. I have never been on a Carnival Ship that they were not always cleaning. The were doing a lot of upgrading the ship for Australia which some of it was inconvenient.
The entertainment was fantastic. Stu the Cruise Director was awesome. The Gym is always packed but that is normal. The dining room staff were pleasant but our waiter's were a bit slow but it could have been the table of 14 that slowed them down. But I feel it was our head waiter that spent most of his time with that table. A few nights we did not even have our main course yet and they were doing SHOWTIME.
The pools and Hot tubs were nice not over crowded. The crew was very friendly and helpful. The tendering port in Kona was a bit chaotic We did not get off the ship until 11:00 and some people were still getting off with their numbered stickers at 1:30. And we had to be back on the ship at 4:30 so that was a bummer for some who especially had excursions. But we found out some of the issue was new regulations. But Carnival did have a wonderful night were they had happy hour for the whole ship for 1hr and half.
The sea days were filled with a lot of activities even arts and crafts which were quite fun. All in all It was a great 12 days and I am ready to book my next Carnival transatlantic trip.