Just returned on July 2 cruise. Wonderful time. Tampa port was great to leave from. only 15 min from airport. Carnival transfers were 18 pp saw airport shuttle for 9 pp, but with five of us it was cheaper to take a taxi at baggage claim outside door. $25 including tip.
Got to port at 11:15 and easy check in no wait in lines. Got on ship at 12:30 and went to lunch at Lido and in room at 1:30. First thing we did was a ship tour at 2:30 and muster drill at 3:30.
Had early dinner at 5:45 and first night after we ordered meal went to deck at 6:20 to see Sunshine Bridge. Returned to dinner and ate.
Grand Cayman- Swam with stingrays with Cpt. Bryan-privately booked. Had fun and then snorkeled at two other areas.
Cozu-Went snorkeling on the Manta Catamaran- a short taxi from the port. Only our family of five and another family of four. It was great. Stopped at three places to snorkel and had beer drinks included and fresh fruit on ride home. It did rain for 15 min as we cruised back to the Aqua Safari Pier, but the last ten min it stopped and got to sit back out on top.
Belize- Took X-Stream for cave tubing- great tour- also personal attention only 13 in our tour. Had an air conditioned van for the hour ride both ways to get there. At the end got water and fruit.
Costa Maya- Shopped at the port area, always bargain for prices. A Hammock my husband wanted price started at $60 and got for $25 in the end.
Ship was decorated good I thought except to dining room. Don't miss that room at all. Room was good size. Food was good and gained 10 lbs. So you can tell I never went hungry. Pizza great and Deli great for lunch and ate every night in dining room.
We had fun and I believe most people will walk away satisfied with this ship. Staff always friendly.