Our shuttle got us to Carnivals port at a decent time we waited in a shady seated area for about 45 min's before being checked in by Carnivals staff,once we were checked in we went up to the Lido deck & lunch was ready for us which was really good. While eating lunch they were preparing our rooms & they were ready for us by 2pm which worked out great.
We had scheduled early dining which was in The Black Pearl,the menu,food & service was great we had an awesome waiter Reggie along with his team they had our section laughing & looking forward to seeing them every night their dinner service was excellent.
We also enjoyed going to the comic shows & the shows that our cruise director Todd & his assistant Stephanie & other cruise staff members would put on,they were fun to watch & get in on like the quiz games or just whatever they were doing. = ) Todd was very helpful & thorough with all of his announcements with the passengers, which really helped newcomers like us. We also got to meet the Captain who was very friendly & he to was thorough with his announcements.