We had a balcony cabin on level 8. It was in a great location for us. Just up one Level to the Lido deck. The food was great as usual. The Matrie D was the same one we had on our first cruise. He was great and told him so. The staff was attentive as usual.
We loved the 2.0 upgrades. Our favorite was the serenity decks. The lower deck was always full and crowded, we just went up to 14 and enjoyed the sun there.
We took two shore excursions, one was a tour bus of Aruba. It was interesting, but I wish the driver could have slowed down a little. But still enjoyable. Then we attempted a snorkel excursion in Curaçao, it wasn't what was described on the internet. We were very unhappy. Carnival made it right and refunded our money.