My eighth cruise, seventh on Carnival, first balcony. We travelled with an all-adult group of family and friends. Embarkation at Port Everglades was pretty easy. The fish and chips on upper deck of buffet was my favorite food venue. The main dining room food was pretty good, but our waiter was a nervous wreck who rarely got our requests correct on the first or second try. He was paired with a friendly assistant who spoke nearly no English. Most of our group gave up on the MDR service after elegant night and ate at the sushi bar, room service, Lido buffet, and/or the steak house. The cocktail servers in the MDR, casino, and pool decks were great, and all knew me by name by the 3rd day (I have the S&S bill to prove it). Spent most of the sea days visiting with our friends on our balconies, doing trivia, and hanging out by the pool. Our cabin attendants were great. The ports were the big activity attractions for us, the seas days were about doing as little as possible. Debarkation was pretty typical. The exit queues layout pretty much inhibited the attempts of the porters to gain head-of-line priviledges for their customers.