Ok here is my 2 cents worth, wife and I been on 6 cruises now so i can compare. Carnival Fantasy 6/10, NCL Star 7/10, Carnival Dream 8/10, NCL Epic 10/10, NCL Peal 9/10 and Carnival Breeze 7/10. Thats my ratings
This ship lacks good entertainment. We did have a good time and relaxed, wife got bored a bit due to lack of good shows.
Butch the director did a good job i thought as ship director.
The Market 8/10 Omelettes were very good,ate one each morining
Taco/burrito Bar 8/10
Pizza Bar 7/10
Seas Days Bar-b-que 8/10
Red Frog Pub (did not go)
Brit Invasion! 00/10 bad bad
Singer in the Ocean Plaza 10/10
Movies at the Seaside theater a plus(did not go reruns)
Deva (did not go)
PunchLiners Comedy PG shows! 10/10 very funny
Thrill Theater (did not go) charge involved for ride
Ship has no live band except with singer in ocean plaza
Photo layouts-easy to find ship photos taken 10/10
Casino was extremely friendly and nice, non-smoking tables were a plus.
Hard to get a chair on pool areas, better get out there by 8:30AM!
Grand Turk did not port due to high winds. But did give us an extra hour in Aruba.
La Roamana - not a good port not impressed, went horse back riding through Carnival, 7/10
Curacao 10/10 impressed! book a non-carnival tour with Irie Tours $20 was very good highly recommend.
Aruba wonderful 10/10 use a non-carnival tour Sonny Binns! $30 (3 hours)took us all over the island and drop us off at Holiday Inn Resort for beach excurions ( that was 2 hrs addtional) he came back and got us no extra charge. A+ company "Howard our driver was great!"
Loved the cabin layout, bed good, except we had two nights could not sleep due to noise from gangway door beside cabin rubbing and poping, had to buy ear plugs, Carnival fixed door on night three after complaining, gave us $250 for trouble and 15 percent off next cruise booked by 2015.
Ship crew did a good job and was very nice.
Self debark ship if you want off in a hurry, that starts at 7am and you can get breakfast early at 6am! This time around we did not do that but allowed them to call out deck number to debark at around 8:20 AM.
You will have no trouble getting a taxi to MIA we walked into airport checked bags and through security checklines all of 20 minutes. I could not believe no lines, this was on a Sunday morining at 9:00 AM!
OK Carnival to get your act together please consider;
No smoking on ships
Stage names and live bands, good productions are needed.
Do not go to La Romana not a good port!
You have a hit with the Guy burger and waterpark!
Hear good reviews on Camp Carnival from people on ship with kids.
Fix the problem at Grand Turk, too many reviews with not docking their with high winds, pump some money into the port and fix that.
You made things right with my room noise 2163, but engineer stated when he looked at it that it had done it before, so fix the problem right.