On Sept 6, my parents, husband and myself left here in Kentucky, we drove to the other side of Atlanta, Ga, where stayed the night, and then on Friday, we drove the way of the way. We stayed at the Quality Suites (a sister hotel to the radisson at the port). It was quite, rooms were large, and within walking distances to the beach,which my husband dearly loved. The day of our sailing we had breakfast there at the inn, then we loaded up our vehicle, and drove around for awhile, and then headed to the radisson where we unloaded the van and waited our turn to get on the shuttle, we had a 11:30 time for that. We got to the port around noon, and headed to embarking which was very pleasant this time. We were on the Lido deck and of course our rooms wasn't ready, so off to the Red Sail Restaurant, the selection was so so, but it was good. Then we walked around the ship, it was so huge, and the colors and designs wasn't as bright, and creative as we have seen on the Royal Caribbean ships. We finally got into our rooms, which was good size for 2 people, and of course we had a balcony, we love them, to be able to watch and see different things. Around 3ish we had our muster drill, which wasn't as bad as we have been in before. We already was aware of the re-routing for this cruise, we didn't get to go to Belize and Costa Maya, but we ended going to Key West and Progresso. Which we loved Progresso. We didn't do that much in Key West. My husband lost his wallet in Cozumel, which we don't remember if he was picked pocket, and he lost it, but after filling a police report and getting back on the ship, my husband was called down to the gangway, some lady turned his wallet minus the money in it, but we were happy to at least get his wallet, (we didn't have any credit cards in it either), at least there in some honest people in this world. We got to go to Nassau Bahamas, which we were looking forward to seeing. We loved it there, we went on the Blackbeard's Deluxe Shore tour, we got our lunch and drink included of the price of $59.00 per adult. I chatted with one of the staff on the boat, and he was AWESOME, he told me so much about the island, showed me where a sunken ship was in the middle of the ocean, I didn't have his name, but he told me that he just got out of high school, he was so interesting to chat with. Our shore tour was booked through the ship, and we ended up being 15 minutes late to the ship, thank goodness they waited on us. Then we left there for the trip back to the port. The food on this ship wasn't the greatest, as we have had before on Carnival, but the chocolate melting cake was awesome. Our room steward Frerico was so nice and was so sympathetic about the wallet problem. He went above and beyond his duties as a room steward. Disembarkation went pretty smooth, the only problem that we had, (we had this super nice PORTER), he took all of luggage to where Radisson at the port was supposed to pick up their people, about 20 or so people had to stand in the HOT sun for 1 1/2 hours waiting on the shuttle, which alot of people got pretty steamed about this, but I can't blame them, a person pays for a cruise package, and get treated like this. I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THE PORTERS AT THE PORT, THEY ARE GREAT, AND THEY WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF, ALOT OF CRUISERS EXPECT THEM TO LOAD AND UNLOAD OUR LUGGAGE FOR A Reasonable TIP, AND SOME OF US HAVE EXTRA LUGGAGE AND ONLY GIVE THEM A $5.00 TIP, I BELIEVE IN GIVING THE PORTERS THEIR DUE. WOULD YOU STAY OUT IN THAT HOT SUN AND SWEAT LIKE THEY DO, I THINK NOT, ALL I'M ASKING IS FOR PEOPLE TO TREAT OTHER PEOPLE LIKE THEY WANT TO BE TREATED. YES WE WOULD PROBABLY SAIL CARNIVAL AGAIN SOME DAY, BUT SURE WOULD SAIL ROYAL CARIBBEAN AGAIN FOR SURE. WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO CARNIVAL, WE REMEMBER ON THE LAST NIGHT OUT, THEY ALWAYS GAVE THEIR PEOPLE A FREE GLASS OF Champagne AND A PLACE MAT. THIS CARNIVAL EXPERIENCE SURE WASN'T LIKE THE FIRST CARNIVAL CRUISE ON THE DESTINY I TOOK BACK IN 1997. OH THE CRUISE DIRECTOR WEEEEEEE JIMMY WAS SO COOOOOOOOOL, HE IS THE MOST FRIENDLY AND ACTIVE CRUISE DIRECTOR I HAVE SEEN IN A VERY LONG TIME. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WEE JIMMY.