Cruise with father, daughter 17 and daughter 15
Embarkation- easy, we were on the ship by 12:30
Dining Room- we sat on the perimeter of the dining room as opposed to the inside, where service is almost always undeniably better; however the service was good, and the food was good every night, most nights with some of us from our table ordering more than one appetizer, entree or desert.
Other dining-the lido deck buffet was great each and every time we ate there, the off the grill next to the pool was both yummy and convenient, and the chocolate buffet was amazing!
lido deck- the layout seemed odd at first, as there are two identical but separate pools, we then realized that one is smoking however, and one is non-smoking, we found this both convenient for the smokers and also very considerate of families and non-smokers
shows-the shows we had mostly seen before and were good, the comedy clubs were outstanding, and although there wasn't always something going on, we found it relaxing to sit on the balcony, or relax in a lounge
rates-it was a reasonable price, not cheap or expensive
Cozumel-after doing much research we decided we wanted to go snorkeling in either Belize or Cozumel, so we went to the shore excursions desk and they said either were good, so we picked Cozumel on a whim- The snorkeling was terrible! the only savior of the excursion was the beach we went to and the unlimited alcohol all day!
Belize-not really impressed with this port, not much to do as it is just a poor city, the shopping directly at port however is very good, we booked a tour right at port, not through a cruise line, for a cheaper rate and a better tour, of the city and mayan ruins
Mahogany Bay- our favorite island BY FAR, booked a personal taxi for the day at $30pp, went to a park preserve called Maya Eden (better and cheaper than Gumbalimba) where we held monkeys and birds, and finished off the day at beautiful Tabyana beach
Grand Cayman- the richest of all the islands we went to by a lot, we took a taxi for $4 per person to Seven Mile Beach, the Royal Palms location and got admittance into the beach for $2pp. Beautiful beach and a nice relaxing day, went shopping after returning to port, and the shopping was great
the ship itself-the layout of the ship was convenient and well planned out, and the size of the ship was perfect
service/staff- all of the staff gave great service, which is usual per Carnival
overall-I would recommend the cruise to everyone, and would do the same cruise again! we loved it