This was a 12 night cruise but on 4 nights there wasn't a show instead we had passengers called onto the stage & interviewed..... enjoyable but not a show.Also on other cruises we had 2 shows per night (early show & late show) despite 4,500 passengers we had ONE at 10.30pm. & on 4 nights no Show.One night we had to argue with 2 youngsters who "reserved 8 seats in the theatre" Despite it's increased size there doesn't seem to be much public space. We much preferred Carnival Pride & Miracle with less passengers.
Something has to be done regarding the lounges on the open Lido deck; by 9am. every morning every lounge is reserved by passengers throwing a towel on one then going away; which means they reserve lounges then go away for as long as they like.
On a positive note the Cruise Director John was one of the best & his morning show was so funny we had tears in our eyes from laughing. The best music was a duo called White Mouse in Ocean Plaza & the young woman vocalist was terrific, but the rest of live music was disappointing to us. Shopping on board was very good & good prices as we always expect from Carnival.