The only complaints we had on the cruise, was that our Cruise Director (I think his name was Bruce Begovich) could not have been more annoying the entire week and we really could have done without that! He was always acting up and laughing at himself and saying the dumbest things and could not have been more "Flamboyant" which really got on our nerves! Also,the "Mongolian Stir Fry" line in the cafeteria was always so slow, and should be moved outside on the 5th deck. It moves soooo slow that you wait in line way too long for that! However, the best food we ate on the whole cruise was actually outside on the 5th deck 2 different days from the GRILL and it was the best BBQ RIBS either of us had ever tasted in our lives! When they served those every one went wild over them and I mean they were AWESOME!!! The Prime Rib, the Fried Shrimp of course, and the Steak served in the Dining Room was always cooked to perfection and we were both very very pleased with everything we ate in there! In the cafeteria style dining hall, the food was good for the most part; NOT anything superior but they did have Prime Rib and sliced leg of lamb in there a couple of days. The food was just the usual mix of "cafeteria style" food in our opinion for the most part and could have been a lot better! We have both had better on other Carnival Cruises but hey, this is a recession I guess?
Room Service items ordered from the cabin TV remote was always promptly delivered and that selection needs to be improved on greatly in comparison to our other Carnival sailings it was not nearly as good and had minimal dessert selections; but perhaps to make people not want to use Room Service?
We think that Carnival after retrieving as much information as they do prior to us cruising; should easily be able to group families together traveling WITH CHILDREN, and seat them in one dining area and not seat them with people who are not traveling with small children! (Most people cruised to get away from the hectic life and were seeking quite, serene, possibly romantic "dinner dates" and do not enjoy or appreciate people who do not correct their children or who do not make them talk softly and therefore everyone else gets "entertained" by them without choice!!! That part we never could understand! One woman actually had a very small baby in the dining room every nite that through food making a horrible mess and screamed through out dinner and she actually put him down on the floor to crawl around near people's feet! That young couple actually acted like the rest of us were there for her child to entertain all of us and it was unbelievable!!!