We purchased the "Faster to the fun" for early embarkation since we took a red-eye flight to get to Miami. Great choice. It included many other special features for only $49.95.
We had a port-side Panorama deck room with a wonderful balcony only step from the glass elevators, the pools and Guy's Burger Joint. Need I say more? Every staff member we encountered was wonderful. We picked the "anytime dinning" option since we don't like to be tied-down to a particular dinning time. Our serving staff was exceptional. Our 8-year-old son found a soup that he was particularly fond of and they had it available for him every night the remainder of the cruise. The Golder Olympiad dinners were wonderful. We never left without feeling we were satisfied, even the coffee after dinner was great. The one thing we really appreciate is the way that Carnival staff tries so hard to remember our preferences night after night, should it be for dinning or from our room steward knowing our names, remembering our schedule and always taking care of our needs without being in the way. We are already booked for another cruise in May 2014.
We rented a poolside cabana...service was terrific and a wonderful place to get out of the sun. The A/C worked great.
We rented the Beach Villa. One word, "Fantastic"!