We boarded around noon on the day of departure and headed up to the Lido deck for lunch. All seemed fine at that time. There were plenty of servers ready and willing to take your order........be careful! Anyone who thinks drinks are free better plan a different kind of vacation.
We were allowed to go to our cabin at 1:30......our luggage didn't arrive until after 4, so unless you were already wearing a bathing suit it made for a long afternoon, The cabin (oceanview) R32 was extremely small. The shower flooded the entire bathroom everytime we showered. The window was so dirty we couldn't even see out. Television picture was horrible, very dark, and no way to adjust!
There were probably 5 or more bachelor and bachelorette parties on board, which was a joke! If you are not in your mid 20's and ready to party all day and night then this ship is not for you. I am in my mid 50's and couldn't wait to get off the ship and go home. One pool for 2500 passengers????!!!! Be real!!!!!! Sorry Carnival but to me and my fiancee this trip was a total waste of time and money and will not be recommending this ship to anyone!