The first 2 cruises we ever took were on Carnival and were a lot of fun. We hadn't gone on one in quite a while so booked the Breeze Dec 1-7. It started off bad with booking parking on line at a place called Safe Cruise Parking...what a joke, the lot we were supposed to park in was an open fenced in lot - no security and no one there. We drove around to their "main" lot which had a line going around the block and the lot full as people who parked from other cruises hadn't arrived to move their cars. We ended up going to the port and paying $20 a day to park.
Getting on the boat was a joke. If you PAID to get special treatment or were a premium member you walked right in, if not, you waited 45 minutes plus to get inside the terminal. Once there, again if you paid more or were a premium passenger you walked right through, if not you WAITED.
Once on board our room was ready and we headed to the Lido deck for lunch. Very long lines but the only hot food in the Lido all More
To sum it up....THE FOOD WAS BAD. No service. Loved the cold eggs, bacon, sausage, toast etc. in the morning. Gave up and had cereal with watered 2% milk. Dining room food not very good either..not much of a selection. The SteakHouse was excellent but cost $35/person more. Guy's burgers were good. Room service only had sandwiches. Only cruise I lost weight on.
The shows were also bad, too much spent on technical backgrounds. Not much talent in the performers.
if this was the only cruise I'd ever taken I'd never go on another one.