This was the trip of a lifetime! I've never seen and done so much in such a short period of time. We were worried that the trip might be too long with so many stops, but time flew by. We couldn't believe it when the cruise was over.
We are a couple in our mid-twenties. This was my 3rd cruise, and my husband's 2nd cruise - all with Carnival. We got married at a cruise stop (Key West) in 2008, and we had an awesome time traveling with nearly 60 people. While we loved having people around, it was nice to have time for the two of us and make all the decisions about our excursions. We'd also love to try other cruise lines, but for the price, you just can't beat Carnival.
The service was great, and we enjoyed spending our evenings eating delicious food, taking advantage of the nightly Happy Hours in the casino, and singing with Angela in the Piano Bar. (The only thing I didn't like was hearing Hotel California three times in two hours!)
We stayed in Puerto Rico one night before and after. We had no regrets about our decision, but started to doubt ourselves after the cruise after a heated dispute with a taxi driver and then as we stood in a crowded, hot Holiday Inn Express as we tried to get rid of our luggage and others were trying to checkout! Once we had that taken care of, all was paradise as we jumped in the big waves at Coranado.
Be sure to check out our port reviews as these were the highlight of our trip, and I spend MANY hours researching cruisecritic! :)