Getting on board was a snap, but thats where it stopped. Walked in and all you can smell is sewer! Couldn't get to rooms until 1:30 all ways blocked. Had to go up to Lido deck for lunch with carry on! No sewer smell, oh joy. Food ok, Fries where only thing great. Than had to carry luggage to room. get ready for Munster drill. Got life jackets, Dirty filthy disgusting things, almost black around the collar, Had to put them on. Don't get this room if possible, 1st room on Empress, rooms ok just the steward uses the room next door and noise noise and more noise. Pizza so so. Buffet lots of food but not very tasty. Fries where the best and they had a shrimp and rice that was very good. Desert was ok. Shows where predictable and ok. Had 2 comedians and they where very good! On 3rd day we had Buffet and than stood in long ling for desert and went out side for fresh air to eat desert. AWFUL, everyone was running inside due to sewer smell, it went away after 10 minutes. Dining hall was good Lobster very good! Of course formal night most people dressed up but they still let people in with shorts and tshirts. This isn't a party cruise, very little live music on lido deck. Smoke everywhere. All the lounges smelled like smoke, Usually one side of ship is for smoking and no smoking on other, Not here on lido both sides ok to smoke. We did see a few of the workers cleaning tables and even wiping them off. Something i couldn't find on other carnival cruises. The cruise director was good, Karl. Getting of wasn't too bad either. No long waits. Customs good. This was a test on whether we would cruise with Carnival again due to having several cruises from Hell with. As of right now NO more Carnival cruises!