We live in PA, so we took a bus to NY, which is very nice. We arrived at the port at approx. 10:30am, and were on board by about 11:15ish. The NY port is nice and decently organized for the location. Check-in did take a little longer than expected because of computer problems, but no big deal. Otherwise, smooth embarkation.
Very nice ship. I read some reviews about the decor being cheap and gaudy looking, but found it funky and fun. I really liked it. The dining room is covered in grapes, but its not as bad as it sounds. The theater is filled with greek gods "raising the roof". Other than that, the decor is normal for Carnival. The pools are nice. The overall layout of the ship is nice too, it never feels crowded. Staterooms are the same as every other Carnival ship.
Buffet was nicely laid out. The food was typical of Carnival, but I was never disappointed. Dining Room was great. Very good food.
Good, as always.
Just about the same as everyother Carnival ship, but it was still fun. They did have a walk for Breast Cancer on the ship, which we really enjoyed. Def. something you should do.
We traveled with a 16-year old and she tried Club O2. Very nice, new club, but there weren't many kids on our cruise, so she didn't spend much time there.
Awesome. We have never had bad service on a Carnival ship.
Went smoothy, no problems. Used the self-assist program and were off the ship within 30 minutes of docking.