From the start of the cruise, I loved the attention and friendliness of all the staff (except for one lady at the information desk who was quite grumpy.
Our Steward Katut was great and so helpful. Our Balcony cabin was excellent and we spent a lot of time out there.
The food was lovely and the waiters could not do enough for us. My mother who is elderly and had a walker was treated with the utmost respect.
The ship was huge and we spent a lot of time exploring the decks and visiting the shops.
The only downer was the fact that the Shore Excursions could only be booked on board, which meant if you boarded later in the afternoon, a lot of the excursions were booked out.
The excursions we did go on were great, but I wish the ship could spend longer in port, so the visits would not be so rushed.
Would definitely use Carnival again, in fact we have booked on the Carnival Sunshine for a Mediterranean Cruise in July this year, and I am really looking forward to it.
The Bay of Islands was lovely and so was the Luncheon Tour of the Bay.