The embarkation was tolerable although at times its seemed we were herded like cattle.
The room was tiny and a total disappointment. The light in the bath was not functioning. The beds were tiny and reminded me of a baby's crib. The pillows smelled like smoke and were yellow instead of white. The mattresses were saggy and nothing like they describe on their website as "Carnival Comfort" mattresses. The room was also dusty and I was sneezing. My husband and I couldn't sleep for the 6 nights.
We complained to the Cruise Director Steve who said to put lavender to cover up the smell. His sense of humor was almost cynical.
The Steward routinely recycled the same towels throughout our stay putting them back on the rack folded without washing them.
The food was abundant fast food including greasy fries and burgers and onion rings. The main dinner were all frozen meats that had freezer burn. The fish was somewhat better. The service at dinner was above average in quality.
The entertainment was mediocre at best. A hairy chest contest was the highlight of the cruise and repeated on the ship's channel nonstop. One disabled comedian that wasn't even funny. The juggler kept dropping the pins. A casino was there to take more of your money. Their "fun" shops also served the same purpose of taking more of your money.
The pool area was extremely congested and dangerous. The pools are tiny and fit for children only.
We should have been paid to travel Carnival because this was punishment enough.