This was our ninth cruise, and our fifth cruise on Carnival. We sailed on the Liberty last year and did the Western itinerary. We loved the Liberty so much (with the 2.0 upgrades) that we decided to return this year and go on the Eastern itinerary. Our ports of call were Half Moon Cay, St. Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk. Great itinerary! We could easily repeat this itinerary without hesitation.
Our cruise director, Karl (with a "K"), his assistant Adam, and the rest of his staff did a great job of keeping everyone entertained on board.
We ate in the Steak House on the first night, and the food was excellent! I highly recommend it. Always in the past, we chose early seating for dinner. This time, we chose Anytime dining, and it worked out great for us. I don't think we'll ever go back to a set dining time. We opted not to take dress up clothes for the formal dining nights, and ate at the buffet on the two formal nights. Although the stage shows were pretty good, I can't say they were exceptionally good.
Our cabin steward did a very good job of taking care of our cabin. We had a balcony cabin, and were very conscientious about not letting the balcony door slam shut. Unfortunately, there were several people that seemed to not be so concerned about it, as we constantly heard doors slamming shut.
Absolutely no complaints about the ship or the staff. Oh, one more thing. No matter how good you think your memory is, make a written list of things you want to take. We didn't this time, and forgot a couple of (minor) things. But it didn't spoil our vacation.