This was our first cruise our sons have cruised with carnival before and enjoyed it so they talked us into trying a cruise.
We enjoyed our cruise to a certain extent and would like to take another but there were things about this cruise we did not like. They are listed below...
1.Ship WAY too crowded, would have to get up very early to get a deck chair and even if you got out by 6:30 or 7:00 it was limited choice.
2.Did not stop at Roatan because of rough seas even though it appeared other ships stopped there.
3.I have always heard you couldn't tell you were even on a ship once you got started, but we could definitely tell we were on a ship once we were past Fla. lot of lurching and rocking, since this is our first cruise don't know if this was because of rough seas or size of boat or if this is just normal.
On a positive note there were many things we did like... also listed below.
1. Our cruise Planner I believe her name was More
2. Our steward
3. Our servers at mealtime were excellent Robert and cant spell other ones name
4. It was a beautiful ship
Just far too many people, made the ship way too crowded. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
If you are looking for beach time here you need to book an excursion it is not a place to visit unless you have an excursion booked. We booked cave tubing with Xtremecavetubing and it was awesome! Our tour guide Nicolai was fantastic, along with Duran our driver, and Mario we had a wonderful trip to the cave tubing and informative walk through the jungle! The cave tubing was one of the highlights of our trip! Thank you Nicolai and co.
The reason this stop was so great was the beach break we booked. The only bad thing about this was it was our last stop and it was too early in morning and not late enough stay 7-3 We made a mistake by shopping first where you get off shop too pricey and too pushy we wasted too much time there when we should have headed straight for our beach break at NOECHO KAY they treated us like king and queens plus there was plenty of shopping right on blvd next to this beach break where we could have shopped that was much cheaper. We booked this through Island marketing ltd and it was awesome!!!!!!!!!
We really liked stopping here all kinds of things to do right off ship we shopped, walked across the street past the taxis shopped there also, came back ate lunch. Then took a taxi to Paradise Beach which was great very clean beautiful pool, also beach area with lots of things to do.
Unfortunately we cannot rate this as the ship did not stop. Which I hope was really because of reason ship Capt. said (rough seas dangerous) there was another ship already docked there and we heard another one docked that same day. This was really disappointing for us as we already had an excursion booked (not through carnival) for horseback riding at barios dorcas ranch that sounded like an awesome time and may never have the opportunity for this again. Roose Marie who we booked off sounded really great.