Traveled with my husband, father, and step mother! Embarkation was a breeze. Lines moved quickly! Our room was clean and our steward, Rudy, was GREAT! Our wait staff in the dining room was also GREAT: Vane, Alex and Gavin!!!! We had a booth just for our party of 4. We could order as many starters, entrees, desserts as we wanted. The food was ok most nights but formal night it was GREAT! The breakfast buffet was so-so but we avoided lines by getting there early. We loved the Serenity Deck. Never got in a pool or hot tub but there was always one available. Guy's Burgers was great! Our room was on Deck 9 - Lido where the food was! That is the way to go. Elevators were hard to catch on the ship. Took quite a while at times. Shows were great, costumes, performers, etc. Matt, our cruise director was hilarious! Wished they had more roulette tables in the casino, only 2 and they got full quickly.
Ship was always clean. Didn't look old or worn down. Bed was comfy. Always cleaning all over the ship.
Nassau was a bit sketchy for us. The pushy-ness of the people and the driving was scary. But we walked to the British Colonial Hilton were I had pre-paid for a Day Pass. It was AWESOME. Highly recommend! Took the Glass bottom boat excursion thru Carnival in Freeport. Our guide on the boat was GREAT! The small boat was a bit rocky and 2 women did suffer sea sickness. Being 2 feet from a shark they were feeding was awesome! All the people in Freeport were so friendly! Night and Day from Nassau!
So sad they are closing Norfolk and will be trying Fort Lauderdale for our next embarkation point.