We can say after 4 other cruises this one was the best experience we had on a cruise ship.
We arrived at the port at 10:30 and was able to park my big truck in the VIP parking area at no additional cost and we then headed into the terminal which was a breeze. We were able to board the boat around 11:30 and went straight to our room which was ready. We were very impressed with the size of our room and the cleanliness of the boat. After reading several different posts on here we were prepared for a boat that needed several updates but we were pleasantly surprised by how clean and big that boat was. The boat is schedule to go to dry dock after our cruise but we can honestly say other then a few stains on the carpet in the some hallways, the boat was in great shape.
We really enjoyed the outside big screen over the pool areas which televised the football games on Sunday. This boat had such a diverse group on the boat which make for some great people watching.
We have been on Norwegian, Holland, and Carnival and we believe that the food is better on the Carnival cruise lines. This boat was no exception and there was NO dinner that we did not enjoy in the dinning room.
As always, the drinks seemed to be higher and we notice that on this trip that tips were included in all drink orders. We did not like that because there were some servers that were exceptional and others that were not.
The entertainment was good. We enjoyed the live bands and the comedy shows more than the production shows.
Overall we had a great time, the price was right for this cruise, the weather was perfect, and we had a great time at the ports. We will definitely go back on a Carnival Cruise