This time was better. The food was good, weather awesome, and the crew very friendly (as I expect from Carnival). The only thing that went wrong was that I came down w/ a stomach virus and didn't feel too swift. I sanitized every where I went before I ate anything (I do this at home too). Anytime you put a group of people together there is always a chance of catching something so I don't really blame this on the cruise line either.
We don't tend to go to the shows so I can not rate them. The Paparazzi bar is our favorite hang out on this ship. They serve wine and martinis (along w/ some mixed drinks). This time our bartender was Tommy and he was great. He was funny and very friendly. He would also sing to his customers too. The food in the dining room was really good (and we are quite picky). My husband is a retired chef and I consider eating a hobby! The breakfast and lunch buffets were good. We even ate 2-3 dinners on the Lido and they were good too. One afternoon they had a chocolate buffet on the Lido during lunch. One morning we had breakfast in the dining room and that was really good.
Drinks were very good on the pool deck and thru out the ship.
Overall everything was great and I highly recommend this cruise.