Stayed at Embassy Suites night before cruise.....port is right down the street! Left hotel around 11 AM....Did Port Valet!! So easy and fast!!! SKy Cap took our bags and valet took our car! Tipped them both!
Embarkation was very fast and smooth!! We had priority boarding which made it especially easy. On board and taking pictures and sipping champagne in literally 15 minutes.
Ok here it goes.... I am giving my most honest review I can!!! Ship was all Christmas decorated !!
Cabin was ready right at 1:30 . OS cabin 6195 was very clean and comfy especially with the 4 of us! Met the cabin steward.....we told him we are very easy just leave us extra towels & he did!! They did a fantastic job cleaning our cabin twice a day. My only problem with OS was there is only one outlet!!
I am so happy I brought a power strip!! Remember no clocks in cabin SO BRING ONE!!
FOOD: The food is what it is!!! It's not horrible by any means!!! One good thing aboard this ship unlike our other 5 Carnival Cruises absolutely NO LINES!!! None!!! Not for a omelette or the Deli or the grill.Just a Lil one each day for Chinese food! All the staff work so hard!! They try to keep the tables cleaned as fast as possible!!! They work so hard! We ate at Truffles each night(anytime dining) never waited in line except 15 minutes on the first night!! We had a great waitstaff!! Wesley.....Ranuk.....Leo the Team was great!!! So patient with the kids!! We are low maintenance people so the food to us was really good!!!! Was it piping hot every night....NO but no big deal!!
Wesley and his team always made sure we had enough bread....food... & drink that we were the happiest people! They would always get The Magician to come right to our table!!! Our dining experience was very pleasurable for the week!
PORTS: Cozumel- swim with the Dolphins (Chakanabb Park) and shopping. Belize- no excursion just shopping had to wait for a tender in the theater! Most of the souvenirs were cheaper in Belize than any of our 4 stops!
Mahogany Bay -beach relaxation PKG perfect for us! Got right on chairlift and got 4 beach chairs 4 rafts and 2 clam shells. Hung on beach for a little and did some shopping not much there.last stop Cayman Islands- private sting ray tour...Aquarius tours!! Just us on the boat so the excursion was extra special. We even had some time to shop! Found that most items were more expensive her than anywhere else.
Ship activities : we did a Lil of everything saw some shows..comedy shows... arcade....played bingo...slide "wobbled"on the deck!! The kids did give us some great feed back that they missed The water park like the one on the DREAM. They did do some camp carnival activities but by no means did they "live in there" . The Photo staff was great and patient as well with my kids as they thought they were on a modeling shoot each night!! So yes we bought a few pictures !!
OVERALL: Weather was perfect!! Not a drop of rain except for the last afternoon of the week!! It stopped but got windy and cold! One thing that I do have to mention is that during embarkation the fork lift totally punctured 1 of our suitcases so I am in the process of dealing with Carnivals insurance company...not fun!!!! We will definitely go on another Carnival Cruise .....not sure you can beat the price for this vacation. The less time we spend complaining the BETTER time WE have!!
DISEMBARKATION : we were off the ship at 9 AM (so bummed!!!) car was brought by valet and loaded with bags!!! On the road at 9:30.....