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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2018
The 3 stops comzuel, Belize and roatan. It was a very lively cruise with a great cruise director, Lee. No complaints on the food and enjoyed the primer rib and Chocolate melting cake. Most people seem to be very polite. The love and ... Read More
The 3 stops comzuel, Belize and roatan. It was a very lively cruise with a great cruise director, Lee. No complaints on the food and enjoyed the primer rib and Chocolate melting cake. Most people seem to be very polite. The love and marriage game was hilarious. We enjoyed all of the entertainment things that we went to in the ovation theater. We enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. My most favorite was Honduras. We enjoyed little French keys. Shopping In comzuel. The altan ha ruins in Belize. We enjoyed learning a lot about the different cultures in the other countries. Such a school and poverty levels, it's funny to me how Americans have so much poverty level that corallites with drug and smoking however in those countries it is very minimal. I really thought it was great to hear that neither Honduras or Belize have a welfare system Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2018
Turned out to be very good cruise and very interesting, diverse group of old and new friends. Captain Vito was wonderful, friendly and courteous to all. DJ Cookie is one of the best new entertainers to enjoy. Absolutely hilarious, ... Read More
Turned out to be very good cruise and very interesting, diverse group of old and new friends. Captain Vito was wonderful, friendly and courteous to all. DJ Cookie is one of the best new entertainers to enjoy. Absolutely hilarious, Cookie that is! :) First time I have not eaten every day on the Lido deck! Food was great for breakfast in the Main Dining Room with meeting and enjoying new friends. Did the Italian restaurant twice and enjoyed to the fullest. The waitresses and waiters sang both times; first time was way to loud but did enjoy and the second time was just right (sound). Other than an embarrassing incident by a guest, really enjoyed the restaurant. The Chef dinner was good but would have preferred to be in a private room, not the galley....hard of hearing and sounds bouncing off the walls (left early). Enjoyed Steakhouse so much couldn't eat breakfast! Did not have to order from Room Service and did not have ice cream.... All-in-all would cruise again on the Magic with or without same friends. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
I think I joined every Carnival Cruise/Conquest group I could find once I booked this cruise to celebrate my husband's big 50th birthday. I worked directly with Carnival when booking and my PVP Oscar was lots of fun but I can only say ... Read More
I think I joined every Carnival Cruise/Conquest group I could find once I booked this cruise to celebrate my husband's big 50th birthday. I worked directly with Carnival when booking and my PVP Oscar was lots of fun but I can only say I wish I knew then what I know now. I had asked in the beginning if I could pay for and book/hold 8 rooms so I could get the one room free perk and was told that I needed the names and dates of birth of all 8 rooms prior to booking so he steered me in the direction of setting up our booking and having our friends and family call in and add to our booking so that we would be linked together. I found out after the fact that you can pay to get names added and removed easily. Over the period of 1.5 years we managed to get 13 rooms booked and Oscar was contacted everytime. I was hurt that there was nothing offered to celebrate my husbands birthday and the fact that we had booked 13 rooms. I was given John Heald's FB page by the Carnival Twitter guy who answered a majority of my first timer questions and he- Sean was incredible and said John was the man to ask for something special. I messaged him and was told to message again right before and it ended up being such a hassle as we live abroad and didn't have easy access to wifi in Florida before the cruise. Anyway I was more excited about getting our friends and family together to shower my husband with so much love on this milestone birthday. I created door decorations for all 13 rooms, I hauled party props all the way from India for almost everyday of the cruise for all 26 of our friends. I researched the tours, menu's, deck plans, fun times, theme and deck parties and everything I could read on the cruise. I purchased the FTTF for our room and luckily it opened again a few weeks before and 5 more rooms from our party managed to jump on that. It was worth every penny in my opinion as boarding was a breeze but even more important was that the line to speak with someone at the front office was normally so long and having that dedicated person for us... priceless!!! Zorana at the front office is AMAZING!!!! We stayed in room 1062 on the panorama deck and the location is fantastic for a few reasons..... There are 2 usb ports on each of the bedside lamps A/C super cold at night and fridge also cold Loved the baseboard motion sensor lights that detected midnight pee needs but I still recommend a small light for the bathroom It's one up from the lido to ease of access to the lido, spa, serenity and it wasn't busy or loud because most things were below our floor. We were right on the back side of the elevators and heard nothing! We never heard any nice from the lido deck but we also weren't in the room long enough to really listen. Once on board our luggage arrived within 2 hours and when I went to open it I realized that someone I believe had used a TSA key to check inside but on closing it they must have moved my numbers for my lock as the combination I've used for the past 2 years no longer worked. I called the operator to see if they had someone with the TSA key that could unlock my luggage.She said that they would send someone right after the safety briefing so we went right back to the room and missed sail away but at least we had a balcony to hang out on. Well after an hour of waiting the guy showed up with a screwdriver and hammer. WHAT!!!!! No way was he coming anywhere close to my luggage with that! I sent him away as he said they don't have access to TSA keys on board. Luckily I fiddled with it and one of the digits had been changed and it opened. I also had booked a reservation for 26 of us for the steakhouse on my husbands birthday and double checked that and the manager was fabulous about picking tables. I was bummed because I didn't realize that the majority of the tables are bolted to the floor so they could not be moved to accommodate our party in a cozier way. I then went down to the restaurant to check our tables and see where they were only to find out that Oscar failed to link my father and our friends from London to our group booking so they were put in another dining room and because it was a sold our spring break cruise Mustafa the maitre'd could not guarantee that we would sit together. I was so shocked I cried as we had done everything right on our end when booking and to find out that Oscar had dropped the ball really ruined my first few hours knowing that our group was not linked was devastating. Mustafa made miracles happen and although we were squished like sardines, we were all together and it was fabulous!!! Guy's burgers great! loved the topping bar. The panini sandwich shop is also a must try and as other have commented, there are 2 lines so look to see which is shorter before blindly standing in line. Pizza place is the perfect spot at 1am and the Iguana burrito bar for breakfast. We purchased the cheers package and loved that you could get specialty coffee's, water, sports drinks and red bull's too. Rohit at the coffee bar on the lido deck was slow as molasses but so sweet that it was hard not to like him. We tried the seafood shack one day and I wished I had saved my money. Emma ruth at the casino bar is AWESOME so fast and friendly! Larry in the sports bar also such a cool cat! I have to say that everyone from our room steward Gusti to the guys at dinner G-day & Joey made the whole trip phenomenal!! We had brought costumes for a possible white night and 80's party but that never took place. The mega deck party was lots of fun and they gave out beads to everyone and did ALL the line dances. Chloe truly is incredible and the funniest night was when we went to the Love and Marriage show.... Definitely a must see! We went to the 80's performance which was also great. Saw both comedians and didn't find either very funny but if you want to be a part of the show sit in the first row! Food choices in the dining room where great but the portions are small. I'm glad that I read that you could order more than one appetizer, entree and dessert. We all ordered extra items and it really worked out great as we got to try some new items while enjoying the usual things we like. We had excursions booked at every stop so we never had a problem getting off the ship. The first day we had 17 in our group doing the segway on Blue Lagoon Island and I tried telling them twice and was dismissed and that ended up being a pain. We all got off and they were shocked that there were so many of us in one group that they pushed our tour time back by 3 hours. The island is awesome and bring your swimsuit. They also put a group of 4 with our group so they had only enough seaways for everyone signed up that the employee all had to walk. They were also running 20 minutes behind so I feel like we were given a shorted tour but it was still lots of fun for our group but I don't think the 4 people stuck with us enjoyed it as much. I booked the villa on Half Moon Cay and it is worth every penny!!!! Villa D was ours and it was close enough to everything but far enough away so that the beach chairs in front were still fairly empty. Grand Turks excursions were cancelled as the weather was rough the night before so we walked outside of the cruise gate and rented a car for $60 for the day which actually equates to a couple hours. Beware though that the price goes up and down for everything outside of the gate. Our friends rented a jeep for $100, moped for $40 but it ran out of gas 50 feet down the road. The guy trying to rent the van wanted $90 at first but after we waited for him to fill up gas he went down to $60. It's a very small island that can be driven around in less than an hour. In the Dominican Republic we took the Ultimate adventure tour that does the horseback, zipline and lunch. It was great but it is a cattle run operation in that one group is always ahead of you and behind you. The staff is great and the zipline guys super funny!! We had David as our tour guide and he was a hoot!!! The only thing I didn't care for was that after every part of the tour they wanted a tip and said that the horseback employees didn't share with the zipline. They make more money this way but it just left a sour taste as I think they should all pull tips. All in all it was a fabulous cruise with amazing family and friends, staff and the best memories that will last forever. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2018
Embarkation went very well - we were on the ship quickly and enjoying a drink of the day on the lido deck within an hour. Disembarkation was okay my group decided to take our own luggage down. The elevators are locked out on the ... Read More
Embarkation went very well - we were on the ship quickly and enjoying a drink of the day on the lido deck within an hour. Disembarkation was okay my group decided to take our own luggage down. The elevators are locked out on the non-called floors so you have to take the stairs. We decided to stage ourselves on the 4th floor (5 was crowded and 3 was the exit). However, we met someone that said their cleaning staff told them to just go own down and exit the boat even though the deck number hadn't been called. We followed and were allowed to leave the ship much earlier than our deck number announcement. It took us about 35 minutes to get off the boat. The ship is very impressive. For the most part, I found it to be fairly clean and well equipped with options/areas. The seas were a little rough on a couple of days and the shipped handled well both days, especially on the upper decks. I found a few things less than optimal: 1) no exclusive adult only pool, only hot tubs; 2) the floor in the buffet is very slick - I wore three different shoe types walking through there and they were all slick; 3) it was march madness and the ship could only show one game on the TVs. The pub was so crowded it wasn't even worth trying to find a spot. The cabin was small but very clean. It looked like it had never been used. The AC didn't go as low as I would have liked it, but it was comfortable. I cruised by myself, so I had the double twins pushed together to make a king bed. I found the mattresses firm, but ultimately I spent little time in the cabin and was exhausted enough to sleep outside of mattress preferences. The sheets were soft and the entire room was turned down twice a day. I paid upfront for gratuities, and I tipped the cleaner $60 at the beginning. I never met someone so happy when he saw me. We had mixed dining experiences. First, I cannot begin to tell everyone how rough the back of the ship was in the Blush dining. It was rocking pretty good a couple of days enough for a couple of us to get uncomfortable while eating. The service there was also bad. On multiple occasions, we had to pour our own water (not a big deal) and actually get refills from a station by us. I had a ceasar salad delivered warm, and cooked food delivered cold. Our group eventually asked to be relocated to the Your-Time-Dining in the Sapphire. The service there and overall experience was much better. Our servers did a great job and were extremely personable. We also appreciated the ability to eat when we wanted, not at 20:15 that conflicted with so many activities on the ship. The entertainment and activities were very very very good. I cannot begin to express how much I enjoyed my interactions with the Fun Staff and the performers. All were very personable and I had the privilege to befriend a couple of them. We had a great time with Laz and that man has a great future ahead of him in the industry. The ports of cozumel and roatan were beautiful. I didn't really care much for Belize, as the only way to safely explore the area was through an excursion. I didn't feel unsafe in any of the places, but the immediate area outside of the Belize port was questionable. Our first stop in Cozumel did not go very well. The crew had decided to open only 1 gangway to get off the ship. Lee made an announcement to wait and not crowd the stairways or elevators and would make an additional announcement when it was okay to proceed. Well, my group followed the directions and were late to the port to meet for our snorkeling excursion and the boat left without us (5 people). Instead they offered to refund it in the port, and provide us another option to a private beach - which we took. The guide there was wrong in telling us it was a cataraman, but we enjoyed the food and experience overall. Eventually, the service refunded us 10% and gave some drink coupons. To get back on the ship, they had 3 gangways open and boarding was a breeze. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
My daughter's dance studio performed on this cruise, normally I am not a Carnival cruiser (usually Royal Caribbean), and Bahamas is not a favorite destination. However, we did find our cabin to be larger than anticipated (U72) and it ... Read More
My daughter's dance studio performed on this cruise, normally I am not a Carnival cruiser (usually Royal Caribbean), and Bahamas is not a favorite destination. However, we did find our cabin to be larger than anticipated (U72) and it was easy to find our way around the ship after exploring. The food was not bad, but not great, and our server seemed to forget a lot of requests (ie. condiment requests, sodas for my daughter, which happened a lot all over the ship, and she was on bottomless bubbles). My daughter only went to the kids club for about 20 minutes before checking herself back out and coming to me in the Bingo event, she said it was boring, and resisted all other attempts for me to get her to go back. The pool area could use some supervision, as I had to step into a couple of situations with other children being overly aggressive (actually I was one of three moms who had to do this in a matter of 30 minutes). The shows were great, bingo was fun, the casino was VERY smoky, and the corridor to our cabin also reeked of cigarette smoke, though it was not in our cabin. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2018
We had been planning a cruise for over a year to celebrate a couple of milestone birthdays birthdays. Our first choice was a Southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan, but due to the hurricane last fall, that became too complicated to get ... Read More
We had been planning a cruise for over a year to celebrate a couple of milestone birthdays birthdays. Our first choice was a Southern Caribbean cruise out of San Juan, but due to the hurricane last fall, that became too complicated to get to for the group, so we selected the Exotic Eastern Caribbean cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale instead. There were a total of 15 in our party, coming together from different parts of Canada to celebrate together. Embarkation went smoothly, and we even got VIP treatment due to the birthday celebrations! We were ushered in through the VIP entrance, and given priority boarding as a wonderful perk! The first day was spent exploring the ship, getting familiar with the layout and the cabin. Most of us were berthed very close to each other on deck 2, with 3 couples having selected balcony cabins. Those of us on deck 2 were in aft cabins. The cabins were roomier than on some of the other ships I had sailed on and were clean, and the beds were amazing! So comfortable! I do have to say though, one couple in our group had to be moved from their assigned cabin, as it was very very noisy - their cabin # was 2461. On days 1 & 2, the noise from below (not sure if it was the engines, or pipes, or what) made it impossible to sleep. The rest in of the cabins were a bit noisy as well, but not as bad as that particular cabin. There was one evening where the ship was rocking and swaying - it was a particularly windy day - and a couple of our friends experienced some sea sickness. Being berthed in aft cabins likely didn't help that situation, but most of us were fine. The dining. Wow! The dining was so good. It was like feasting at a high end restaurant every single night, with the most attentive and fun servers you could wish for. Our team was top notch - absolutely adored them! Ni Made, IIN & Yan - they were phenomenal and remembered our preferences and treated us like family. We had a wonderful cruise - with a few exceptions: 1) Stage performers - they were the absolute WORST I had ever experienced, and this was my 9th cruise and 5th Carnival cruise. Every other time there had been such great shows, that I had talked up that part of the cruise to the rest of our group - some were novice cruisers. So, when we got on board and experienced the "Welcome Aboard" show, we were all shocked and horribly disappointed. Amateurish productions of 80's song & dance - I think my kid's high school did a better job. Honestly Carnival - what happened?? 2) Comedians - the 2 comedians who performed were excellent - Mark Sweeney & John Wide. HOWEVER, on a 6 night cruise, there was one night without a performance and one night with a repeat performance. Really? There wasn't enough material to have a new show?? Every night was packed, so not sure why skimp on the shows. 3) DJ's - Disappointing. Went to Henri's nightclub for Latin night. We got there and it was completely empty. There were some songs playing, but nothing that was good for dancing, although we tried. As we tried to get some fun and dancing going, the DJ put on slow songs....we were a group of 4 ladies on the dance floor at that time....we all went and sat down, hoping for some better music. It was slow song after slow song and then some fast songs that were not really suited to dancing. So we left, never to return to the club for the rest of the cruise. Very sad. The cruise was during March break, so there were a ton of students on board. For the most part, they were just having a fun vacation and partying. I did love that the crew kept a close eye on ensuring that no kids came into the adult pools, or the adult serenity areas. There were a few times that the partying carried over into the corridors late at night, but I am a sound sleeper so that didn't bother me, although a few of my friends were bothered by it. Ports of call: Amber Cove was good, but too long at that port. Not much to do but shop, swim or lay on the loungers without any umbrellas or shade, unless you paid for a cabana (min. $300 USD) Grand Turk - great beach and good length of time Half Moon Cay - too short at this beach - it's the most beautiful beach of all Nassau - also too short of a stay, but have visited many times, so didn't really matter to me Overall, we enjoyed the cruise, the staff was mostly wonderful. Entertainment was extremely lacking though. That was very disappointing. Hope this helps someone! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
This was a casino offer. They gave me a free balcony for 2. Carlos and Jelina the casino hosts were amazing. The bar staff raymund and Milian and Tasha were very attentive and kind. Our cabin was 8416 balcony. Near elavtor which made ... Read More
This was a casino offer. They gave me a free balcony for 2. Carlos and Jelina the casino hosts were amazing. The bar staff raymund and Milian and Tasha were very attentive and kind. Our cabin was 8416 balcony. Near elavtor which made it noisy. Cabin steward leave his car out in the hallway near our door in the morning and you would always hear it and people talking to him. Also there's a rattle you hear which is from the Lido deck when they roll a cart over he passed away that the floor has metal on it. So I don't recommend the room location Agus the cabin Stewart was amazing probably the best Stewart I've ever had in all my years of cruising. The cabins are very nice very roomy water pressure was amazing. If you use a hair dryer bring your own the one in the room is really bad. We had early seating for dinner and dinner was always very nice. I recommend the sushi at the sushi bar. Cost about $7.50 for a roll you get a lot and it's so good. We also ate at the Sea Shack had crabs and shrimp it did cost us $30 but it was amazing. We did eat in the steakhouse $35 per person I do not recommend it. Save your money. I have never been on the glory but I do feel the ship was immaculate they were always cleaning you never saw dishes laying around I was very impressed. Of course Guys Burgers and the Pizza Pirate are always great! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2018
Had a great time on Carnival Liberty. Our cruise director Donkey was so much fun.The shows were Fabulous.Our head waiter Joseph and Team waiter Reeves made our dining experience wonderful. The menu that was served each night was over the ... Read More
Had a great time on Carnival Liberty. Our cruise director Donkey was so much fun.The shows were Fabulous.Our head waiter Joseph and Team waiter Reeves made our dining experience wonderful. The menu that was served each night was over the top! Especially Carnival's Chocolate Melting Cake.The Gold dining room was beautiful! We are from Crystal River Florida only 2 hour from the cruise port.This was my eighth cruise with Carnival and very affordable. We shared a inside Cabin which was very comfortable and perfect for our needs.Randy kept our room so neat and what I really appreciated was having clean towels at our disposal especially when there is 4 women sharing a room.This was my daughters first cruise, she has kidney Disease and you fulfilled all her expectations.Everyone was very helpful with Christina due to her being in wheelchair.Especially the entertainers in assisting her with to be able to see the show down in front.They made her feel special. Thank You Carnival for making our experience Wonderful!!! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
we chose this cruise for the stops. out of the 16 of us that went 8 of us would not go on that boat again. the handle to the door on the balcony was very hard to operate. the service at most of the outdoor and casino bar was slow, it ... Read More
we chose this cruise for the stops. out of the 16 of us that went 8 of us would not go on that boat again. the handle to the door on the balcony was very hard to operate. the service at most of the outdoor and casino bar was slow, it regularly took 20 minutes to get a drink when sitting at a machine or table. seemed like on sea days one of the buffets was always closed and the lines were long. red frog pub, and steakhouse were excellent. guys burger,the pizza place and asian were good. this is the first time i have not gone to the dinning room(not for any reason i just didn't go) room service was excellent as always. cruise director matt was the best I've encountered. i loved the fact that they now have a military and veteran appreciation day, they raffle off a cruise, they could do so much more like higher discounts for service people, and first responders. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We just returned from a cruise aboard the newly renovated Carnival Victory with a full ship charter for the Invicta Ocean Voyage II. The cabin we had for this cruise was 9196 and is one of the brand new Scenic Ocean View, category 6J, ... Read More
We just returned from a cruise aboard the newly renovated Carnival Victory with a full ship charter for the Invicta Ocean Voyage II. The cabin we had for this cruise was 9196 and is one of the brand new Scenic Ocean View, category 6J, cabins on deck 9 forward. This cabin class was added to the Victory during the latest dry dock that took place in January 2018. The cabin along with the two newly added Captain's Suites and two Scenic Grand Ocean View cabins completely replaces the forward section of category 4J interior obstructed view cabins along deck 9 above the bridge. The Victory category 4J had been a "hidden gem" in our eyes as it was a larger cabin with a forward facing window at an interior cabin price. As an extra bonus it had easy access to a huge open secluded deck above the bridge that most other cruisers never used. Now that deck space has been completely incorporated into these new cabins which are of course being booked at a higher price. So is the new Scenic Ocean View cabin worth the added price? Without hesitation, YES! The moment you walk into the cabin you are greeted by a wall to wall, floor to ceiling picture window view out the front of the ship at the far end of the cabin. The glass is angled inward toward the ceiling and provides an uninterrupted view over the bow. There is a power operated window shade which can be controlled by the switches to the left of the bathroom door. 360 Degree VR Photo: https://flic.kr/p/24NkRbW Along the left side as you walk into the cabin there are a series of three large closets. The first has shelving and a standard sized safe. The second has a half height hanging area and drawers on the bottom. The third has full height hanging space. Next along the left wall there is a sit down vanity with lighted mirror and multiple outlets. There is a small flat screen TV on a swivel mount and a desk. Under the desk is a mini fridge and a set of drawers. Further down the wall is a door to the adjacent cabin. On the right side as you enter is a keycard holder that activates the room lighting. There is also a door to a standard sized bathroom with a curtained shower. 360 Degree VR Photo: https://flic.kr/p/24Nn44b Past the bathroom is a double sized sleeper sofa with a full sized end table and lamp on the right. Next is a king sized bed that can be split into two twins with half sized end tables on either side with integrated lamps. Finally in the area by the window are two armchairs with a small coffee table. The floor space in this cabin is quite generous and the view is even better than a balcony in our opinion with the only drawback that the window does not open. However, we did note that the walls seem to be very thin and poorly insulated so you can hear noises from the adjoining cabins quite easily. As for the rest of the ship we did really like the new 2.0 upgrades such as Guys Burger Joint, RedFrog Rum Bar, and Blue Iguana Tequila bar. The entire ship seemed to be quite clean and the service was friendly. Our cabin steward, while exceedingly friendly, was apparently responsible for 30+ rooms so he could only attend to each cabin once a day. This is less than we are accustomed to on other cruise lines. Used glass cups were not replaced unless we called housekeeping and we only saw one towel animal during our cruise. We ate most meals (breakfast and dinner) in the lower level of the Pacific main dining room at the aft of the ship. Our dinner seating was “late” at 8:15 and we noted that the staff kept the outer doors closed until 8:15 with often over 100 people crowding the landing area between the aft elevators waiting for the doors to open. As soon as the doors open there was an unorganized free-for-all stampede of people rushing into the dining room to grab their favorite tables. Again this initial chaos and crowding each night is not at all what we are used to on other lines. The main dining room food selection was good and we had no issues ordering multiple appetizers or entrees from the menu. Breakfasts including the seaday brunch were fantastic and we enjoyed the dishes very much, especially the french toast with bananas. At dinner, one of our favorite starters was the kale caesar salad. The food quality of the entrees was good but not spectacular. Beef ordered medium rare was served either overcooked or quite undercooked. But with the ability for each person to order more than one, it allowed everyone to find something that was appealing. This was our first time trying Guys Burger Joint and it was just as good as others have said. We found the burgers to be to be cooked just right and loved the toppings bar. Other than embarkation day the lines for the burgers were usually very short. The Blue Iguana Cantina was also good but often had long lines for the build your own burrito section. Speaking of embarkation day, the Miami Carnival Cruise Terminal always seems to have a sort of “hurry up at wait” atmosphere to it. We were scheduled for the earliest boarding time of 11-11:30. When we arrived we went through security relatively quickly but once upstairs we sat in the waiting area for at least 30 minutes before they started calling group numbers. It was the same thing last year as well. Being a full ship charter cruise for Invicta Watch Company most of the daily activities aboard were watch related. Also many of the ships retail areas as well as the piano bar were converted into Invicta Watch stores. The lines for these stores the first few days were often exceedingly long and extended out into the public walkways. We waited until the final day to peruse the stores once the lines dissipated. Overall, for the low, low price that we paid for this cruise (only $89/person) we felt that we certainly got our moneys worth. The Scenic Ocean View Cabin is a true highlight of the dry dock changes that have been made to the Victory and anyone who is looking at booking an ocean view, balcony, or suite should consider this option. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
Philp.,Migea l& Kitt in the evening dinning room "Fantacy"., were the best servers . Michaele also served us breakfast He was very attentive !. They made our trip very special. The entertainment was great. The activities ... Read More
Philp.,Migea l& Kitt in the evening dinning room "Fantacy"., were the best servers . Michaele also served us breakfast He was very attentive !. They made our trip very special. The entertainment was great. The activities fun. Lido deck with fabulous food & fun. I can't wait to travel with you again. Casino was a lot of fun. St. Jude benefit was exciting and the dancing was great.High tea was very impressive. Bingo was thrilling and rewarding. Hot tubs were comfortable. The saunas were perfect. The shows were captivating. the comedy club was really good the first night. I must say that the elegant dinning was a favorite. I also enjoyed the towel folding. I looked forward to see what we were getting next. Thank You to all the staff for making it a great time.The excursions were fun and filled with education and entertainment.My friends and I will be back! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We selected this cruise as there was a Special pricing: Nearly 50% off!! So that being said " You do get What You Paid for " Cabin-Balcony was ok but the Balcony itself was rusty and not in the best condition. Our ... Read More
We selected this cruise as there was a Special pricing: Nearly 50% off!! So that being said " You do get What You Paid for " Cabin-Balcony was ok but the Balcony itself was rusty and not in the best condition. Our Dining service waiters-Second Sitting were excellent. Interacted with the guests and made dining a fun time. Me( male) and 6 ladies. 4 had never cruised before so to them it was great. Food was quite good considering the number of people being fed. We bypassed Akaroa due to weather conditions according to the captain. Akaroa you disembark via Tenders. However there was small rumour, not verified, that the reason for bypassing Akaroa was that there was a mechanical issue(fire?) and we had to stay overnight in Port Chalmers for repairs. I guess we will not know if this is correct or not. Entertainment: Showtime dancers, costumes and setting were excellent-to a degree!! Given that 60% of the guests were possibly 60 upwards shows were loud and very heavy. If there had been at least one show catering to nice , easy to listen to music it would have been a bonus. Trivia was the main focus during sea time but after doing Trivia 3 times enough is enough. Overall if you can get a discounted costing on Legend and are happy with a No Frills environment then this ship may be for you. However as we have been on Princess 4 times and Holland America 3 I would not go back to Carnival. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
This was a girl friend getaway. We wanted to go to Cozumel and we had experienced cruisers with 4-5 cruises under their belt, I had cruised once before and we had a newbie. We were all totally disappointed. This ship is old, dated, small, ... Read More
This was a girl friend getaway. We wanted to go to Cozumel and we had experienced cruisers with 4-5 cruises under their belt, I had cruised once before and we had a newbie. We were all totally disappointed. This ship is old, dated, small, creaky and ready for the scrap metal yard or for a total overhaul. The water was rough, we experienced sea sickness. Our hallway always smelled of sewage as well as several other places on the ship. Our room creaked so much with the rocking of the ship we couldn't sleep. It sounded like a rat was scratching inside the wall above our heads. A sound like a woodpecker would happen each time the ship tilted a certain direction. I finally determined after three nights of no, to very little sleep, it was the TV beating against the metal stand. I stuffed a folded up daily Fun paper between the TV and the stand. Georgia was having a winter break, unbeknown to us. The ship was over run with children. We assumed that buy going in February, most children would be in school. We couldn't get in the swimming pool. The kids were in the hot tubs, splashing and acting like they were tiny pools. Kids are not suppose to be in hot tubs due to health reasons but no one was enforcing that. There were not enough lounge chairs for everyone. People would though a towel on a chair early in the morning. Claiming it all day long even though they only used it an hour or two during the entire day. They closed the upper deck due to waves and high wind so all those empty chairs sat up there unused and unreachable. The same thing was true for the adult only area. Every chair had a yellow towel across it being claimed by someone, sleeping in their cabin or eating at the buffet but not using the chair! The walls in our cabin were dirty. The knob on the closet door was broken. The ceiling tile had been half heartedly replaced. The staff were great as always, as well as the shows and the food. I reported our room problem and the seasickness issue to customer service and was told that was normal this time of year. The worst part was the drinks. Even though they cost about $10-11 each, there is very little alcohol in them. I would expect that at an all inclusive joint but not when your have to buy them at that price. The biggest shock was the all inclusive beach excursion offered on the day we ported at Progreso. The beach wasn't as big as my back yard, lounge chairs were already taken and again the drinks were diluted, I had 6 mixed drinks and a beer didn't even get a buzz. I couldn't believe Carnival offered this as an excursion, shame on them. In the future I will look for other cruise lines, check the age on the ship and do my own excursions. This trip was certainly a learning experience. I was embarrassed for our first time cruiser to experience such a mess. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
precious cruise was nice. Everything was great. 18 of us were on the Magic in 2016. Before that were were a group of 16 on Royal Caribbean. both cruises were wonderful. this time Carnival failed. Next time going back to royal Caribbean. ... Read More
precious cruise was nice. Everything was great. 18 of us were on the Magic in 2016. Before that were were a group of 16 on Royal Caribbean. both cruises were wonderful. this time Carnival failed. Next time going back to royal Caribbean. Don't understand how Carnival can fail on 7 cabins. How many others are disappointed but won't say anything. Carnival handled the sewage problems by saying they were doing routine maintance. apparently they think people are stupid. the dining room staff works really hard, my guess is that more staff are needed. We got our bar drinks after dinner when we were leaving. We waited 20 minutes between appetizers and entree's. The room stewards are wonderful but, why were the maintance issues not noticed? Carnival never even acknowledged or apologized for the sewage issues. A officer personally appologizing would have gone a long way to alleviate some bad feelings. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
The crew, security and cleaning staff were all stellar. Melbourne folks are an absolute blast to party with. Carnival Liberty sells more alcohol than any other ship in the fleet largely due to the good folks from Melbourne's love for ... Read More
The crew, security and cleaning staff were all stellar. Melbourne folks are an absolute blast to party with. Carnival Liberty sells more alcohol than any other ship in the fleet largely due to the good folks from Melbourne's love for celebrating life to the fullest! If your looking for a glass-half-full trip then this is the one. It's also largely suitable for families, we could see no evidence of any impropriety.. just great great times. Truffles restaurant was great and they would break the dinner up with their dancing cabaret through the enthused diners. We didn't really try the buffet up on the Lido deck except for cooked breakfasts. The staff were so very courteous and helpful. They made the whole experience very personable one which I really love. The best advice I can give is don't try to participate in all the activities all the time - you will exhaust yourself. Just pace yourself and give yourself a little buffer to go and enjoy the view of Bass Straight from the observation deck. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
We traveled aboard the Elation as a part of a group cruise for a wedding. When we arrived at the terminal in Jacksonville, there was a long wait. So our 12:30p.m. check-in time, really turned out to be 1:30pm. Aboard the ship, we had ... Read More
We traveled aboard the Elation as a part of a group cruise for a wedding. When we arrived at the terminal in Jacksonville, there was a long wait. So our 12:30p.m. check-in time, really turned out to be 1:30pm. Aboard the ship, we had lots to do! Our room was comfortable. Our steward was nice enough. The entertainment was comical. We participated in the Hasbro game show. It was a blast! We saw the Divas show and it was not up to snuff. the singing was subpar! The bingo games and deck entertainment were fun fun fun! The food was just ok. Guys Burgers were a highlight and interestingly enough, the tuna sandwiches through room service were great! We had a fog delay upon departure resulting in us getting off the boat at 3:00pm. The crew and staff were wonderful! Overall, I had a great time! I dont know that I would do Jacksonville Port again, but I would definitely do Carnival again! Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
It was a charter for a nude cruise we have wanted to try. Generally all was great, however the buffet was less than acceptable at all meals. Switched to eating at deli, and dinning rooms for breakfast and dinners. Ship is older and ... Read More
It was a charter for a nude cruise we have wanted to try. Generally all was great, however the buffet was less than acceptable at all meals. Switched to eating at deli, and dinning rooms for breakfast and dinners. Ship is older and paint covers things up at a distance, yet up close not to good. Wondered why one hot tub was broken even after ship was in dry dock for a month before we sailed. Also, the pictures you see on the ads with nice clean windows are not true. Do not get me wrong, I know at sea that weather and water affect the windows views yet this was somewhat disappointing. Music everywhere except the fantail, music is nice yet it can be overbearing and weird going from one part of the ship to another with many different genres playing. Our steward was exceptional and very attentive. Did two excursions, one good, one not good. The "not good" one we should have gotten off the bus when the guide told us we were the first tour they were operating, plus taking us to a far off beach with no facilities without offering water was stupid. None of this was noted in our excursion information. Oh well, live and learn. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Very 1st cruise and it was a disappointment. We paid for Faster to the Fun and it was probably worth it, but only if you were at the beginning of the line. Our board time was 11:30, but didn't actually get on the ship till 12:30. ... Read More
Very 1st cruise and it was a disappointment. We paid for Faster to the Fun and it was probably worth it, but only if you were at the beginning of the line. Our board time was 11:30, but didn't actually get on the ship till 12:30. Sat waiting for "special parties" to get on. The food. Window's by the Sea buffet was no better than any casino buffet in Biloxi. The highlight of the Jubilee Room was our waiter. Guy's burgers were so greasy I think they used them in the engine room. The noise level on board ship was crazy. Everything played & sang as loud as possible. First two days the toilets didn't flush on our side of the deck. Room, not to mention the ship, is really old. Corners of wall panels peeling up. Plastic trim on window ledge bubbling off. Legs on stools & chair dusty. Carpet stained. I wouldn't want to count how many layers of paint are on that ship. Did enjoy the Karaoke & Casino. And our tour of Chichen Itza was everything we expected. We might try sailing again, but not on Carnival. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
I did not know what to expect after hearing good and bad on Carnival. So, I did what I always do, I decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. I will make a few recommendations first. Get your cruise booked months in advance. Book ... Read More
I did not know what to expect after hearing good and bad on Carnival. So, I did what I always do, I decided to take a chance. I'm so glad I did. I will make a few recommendations first. Get your cruise booked months in advance. Book your parking (if driving)in advance. Read the reviews on the tours, in advance. Get your passport squared away. There are some cruise ticket holders for sale on line, if you want them. Get your cruise tickets just before you leave. You can book your land tours in advance but you pay when you book. That may be good for budgeting. Get your camera batteries charged just before you leave. Bring your phone chargers, dramamine and Bug repellent. Finally, they allow you to bring a case of soda and a bottle of wine p/p. I really recommend this one. Okay so the cruise. Trip scheduled to go to Cayman, Mohogany Bay Honduras, Belize and Cancun. First stop, Cayman, we booked the Stingray city and Reef snorkeling trip. Awesome. Allot of time spent with the stingrays. Everybody got a chance to pet and even kiss the rays. We had a chance, at the end, to eat local food before boarding the ship again. Next stop, Mohogany Bay. We booked the Private Island with lunch. This little Island is a sanctuary for animals found in need of help. They nurse them back to health and release them back to the wild. They also have a Mayan Temple and an arena. The Food, Animals and Temple were all way batter than expected. Next, Belize. Mayan ruins and River boat tour. Wow. An actual Temple from way back. Again, Awesome. This tour was the best. Lunch place is provided and you have to buy your lunch for about $10 buck. Affordable and good local food. Lastly, Cozmel and the Secret River tour and lunch. Awesome. Very informative and really cool. Literally. I don't want to spoil all the fun for you so I will not speak about everything at each place. I will say that I highly recommend all 4 of these tours. They were the highlight our land trip. Ok, now the ship. The Miracal was fantastic. The service was fenominal. Cabin Stewart was great. Food was great. I recommend the Steak house and the Chefs Table highly. These are must do. You have never had a meal like the Chefs table offers. Well worth the money. In all, everybody was genuinely interested in knowing if you are having a great time and what can they do to assure you are. Every thing about this trip was fantastic. I can't wait to take another trip. I asked many people on board, if this was their first or tenth trip. Many said this is multiple trips on Carnival and they only travel on Carnival. I asked, why? Cost, fun, service, ships, crew and bang for the buck. I'm going Carnival again. Are you? I heard so many different comments, good and bad, on Carnival, I was not sure what to expect. So, as I often do, I decided to take a chance. (People are so fickle). First off, I would recommend getting in town the day before. I heard some people talk about delayed flights, traffic etc. They were stressed. Also, get all your stuff, tickets, passports, etc before time. The day of the cruise was a very nice experience. We arrived at the pre arranged time and everything went as expected. We dropped off bags and I parked with, again, the pre reserved valet. They took my car and we were off to our vacation. We followed direction and went to check in. Unlike the airport, this TSA experience was pleasant. 1 - 12 pack of soda p/p and a bottle of wine p/p is allowed. I recommend this. We continued to the check in desk and that went off without a hitch. So far so good. We were then called and allowed to board. Here we go. Once on board, they directed us to the bar. Imagine that. Starting off with a drink. We were later allowed to go to the room. We unpacked and chilled out for a bit. We got underway and prepared for lunch. For our first meal on board, it was pretty good. We later went to customer service to confirm our tours. We booked 4 tours before our trip but you really don't have to do that. You can wait till you arrive to book land tours. I recommend reading the reviews on each tour. It will help you make a good choice. I did that and found 4 tours that were highly recommended. Booking ahead of time also helps with budgeting money. You can pay for this before the trip. As you will find out, they require a credit card be tied to your on board account. That is how you charge evening on board. We walked around the shop and learned our way around the ship. We ran into the SPA people. If you don't want to spend a ton of money, run away. They are very good sales people and you will be caught up in the excitement of getting a great treatment We later checked in for dinner at the main dining room. It took me 3-4 days to figure this out but you can order everything on the menu or even seconds. Now you know. As for the food, wow, very good dinner. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2018
We were on a recent charter cruise. The food was meh although on Captain's night the prime rib and lobster were excellent. The menu options were not that great. okay but not the best. More pasta than anything. They only offered flat ... Read More
We were on a recent charter cruise. The food was meh although on Captain's night the prime rib and lobster were excellent. The menu options were not that great. okay but not the best. More pasta than anything. They only offered flat iron steak which was not very good. We bought a wine package of 3 bottles each. My husband drinks Merlot and I prefer Pinot Grigio which we were able to get. Our cruise was 10 days. After that was gone on the last few days you couldn't even buy one glass of Pinot Grigio. It was completely gone. And most of the other white wines were gone also. All except Sauvignon Blanc. I'd rather gnaw on an oak tree than drink that. Had to settle for something i really didn't care much for. We very rarely drink alcohol at home. When on a cruise we like to have wine with dinner and maybe during a show. This to me was very disappointing. Our cabin was nice. We had a balcony. Our cabin steward was good. The entertainment was good. The shore excursions were excellent. The best food on a daily basis is Guy's Burger Joint. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
Just returned from a 10 day all adult (thank God) charter on Carnival Victory. Ship had recently been in the shipyards being updated, and had all new rooms. Added was USB charging, but no power plugs at head of beds anymore. Also added ... Read More
Just returned from a 10 day all adult (thank God) charter on Carnival Victory. Ship had recently been in the shipyards being updated, and had all new rooms. Added was USB charging, but no power plugs at head of beds anymore. Also added motion sensor floor lighting under closets so one doesn’t stub their toe going to restroom at night. Vent in top of room also changed- cannot be adjusted. Either blows full blast arctic, or you can leave your balcony door cracked to disable the sensor to turn vent off. The brain trust at Carnival really messed this up- frigid or off. Be prepared. Our room steward filled it with towels, which also helped. Also, don’t expect to get any work done or check emails too often. Agonizingly slooooow internet. Don’t even bother with it. I realize it’s satellite but with the fees they charge, Carnival should buy ample bandwidth. And now the biggie...Carnival is now too cheap to pay for network TV. No CBS, NBC, ABC, or FOX, and only the Trump-bashing Constantly Negative Network (CNN). So you had better set your DVR to record your favorite TV shows, since some bone-headed executive at Carnival decided to pull the plug on your TV to save a nickel (and hope you’ll buy another expensive drink instead). Onboard movies on the TV are ones in which the copyright expired long ago (so it doesn’t cost Carnival anything). Raiders of Lost Ark, Sleepless in Seattle, ET, etc. Really? TCM movie channel no better. Sports programming (including sports bar) limited to International ESPN feed (Carnival won’t pay the fee for decent satellite sports). Oh, and here’s my good tip for you. Don’t be fooled by the dress-up elegant night and lug along a bunch of fancy clothes. It’s all so you’ll get your pictures made after dinner and buy one of the exorbitantly high priced photos. Shorts, tee shirt, and hoodie or parka are perfectly fine for dinner. No one can see what you’re wearing anyway under the dining room tablecloths. Food was fine, and the freezing dining room helped everyone to stay awake during the hour and a half long dinners. My biggest issue with the cruise is the Carnival product is getting stale. If you made a Carnival cruise 5, or 10, or more years ago, nothing really changes or evolves. Carnival seems to be in a time warp. That all being said... all the cruise lines are really the same. When someone says such and such cruise line is better, press them for why? Really...Why??? They won't be able to give you specifics. Carnival has its issues, but they’re no different than any other line. It was a perfectly fine cruise. They all are. My review may sound like I’m a grump, but not really. I’m actually Platinum and will cruise again. It was all just pretty much standard Carnival. It is what it is. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2018
This cruise was booked for a birthday celebration. The group included 11 ladies split between 4 different cabins. This review is solely based on my cabin and experience. Charleston is a convenient port for those in the areas of ... Read More
This cruise was booked for a birthday celebration. The group included 11 ladies split between 4 different cabins. This review is solely based on my cabin and experience. Charleston is a convenient port for those in the areas of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and areas within driving distance. Although you can fly, the airport is a quick taxi ride to the port, this would get so much more use if they had more ships. Several people shared that the city of Charleston is only wanting one boat at a time using the port. Carnival is switching out the Ecstasy for the Sunshine in 2019. Embarkation was speedy, I made it through security and over to the check-in counter with ease. I was on the gangway within 10 minutes.Get there by 11 and you can get on the boat. They give you a special time on your boarding pass but it didn't seem to matter. Once on the boat the party was revving up on the Lido Deck. Guy's Burger Joint was ready as was the Blue Iguana Cantina and the lunch buffet. The pizza place at the very back of the Lido Deck was great, the Caesar salad was a HUGE hit. If you have the bubbles package (sodas, not alcohol) you need to pay SC tax while in port. Also, the bubbles/alcohol packages cannot be used on the private island or on room service. We were allowed to our cabins promptly at 1:30 and many bags were already there. We loved our room, small TV (not a ton of channels, not good if you are seasick or stuck in your room, thankfully we weren't). Bathroom was tiny but that's to be expected. Water pressure was not good, fuse blew when too many people were drying their hair and some cabin bathrooms had a slight odor but essential oils took care of that issue. We mustered around 3:30. This was a typical muster, we listened to the rules, walked up to where our lifeboat was and that was it. We didn't need to bring our vests. We sailed away and toured around the ship. It's a smaller ship, maybe 2000 people on board but, unless you walked the length of the boat on our deck (Deck 5 Main) we had to weasel in and out of rooms (mostly the casino on Deck 9) which was filled with cigarette smoke. There was awesome nightly entertainment near the China Town bar but the smoke kept us away. Piano Bar was fun, comedy was great, shows were great, the Love and Marriage show is always a winner and we were even able to watch the Super Bowl in the two lounges as well as the Lido Deck. The Alchemy Bar was awesome, martini tastings were a big hit and there were wonderful areas at the bar and in it's vicinity to sit and enjoy your drink. We had the late seating for dining and we LOVED it. Our server, Lucy, knew our names almost immediately, catered to the specialty dishes some of our party needed and was a delight over the entire trip. Support staff in the dining room was wonderful as well. The food was quite tasty overall, I have to admit, I was very pleasantly surprised (just ask the 8 pounds I brought home with me hahaha) Day 2 was all day at sea, the boat is older so we felt LOTS of rocking. Some didn't like that and had some sea sickness. Thankfully I didn't and found the rocking to be soothing and relaxing. Sea Day Brunch was another pleasant surprise- get the steak and eggs. The steak was tender and seasoned well. Omelets were good too I heard but on both sea days, during the brunch I got steak and eggs. The private island, Princess Cay, was great, the water was chilly and it was windy but we found a great pavilion with plenty of seats both in and out of the shade. The island lunch was okay, burgers with accouterments. Some of us headed back to the boat (you have to take a tender to and from the main ship) and before boarding you need to go through security so plan accordingly. I heard that as the time to board got closer, the lines were long, the sun was hot and if you wanted shade there were limited seats on the bottom of the tender. The next day we got to Nassau and opted to go to the Nassau Hilton, its right next door to Senor Frogs. $79 got you a day pass that included a $40 food/beverage credit to use, access to their private beach, pool, chairs, umbrellas etc. It was worth every penny. It was clean, quiet, not crowded at all. I would go there again in a heartbeat. The food was pricey, a burger was $19.75- so your credit doesn't go too far. Beachy adult beverages averaged around $10 as did a shot. Yup. A shot was $10. Note that there is a tax added to the food and drinks but gratuity is already included. On our way back, our second sea day, it was chilly- windy and somewhat cloudy so time on deck was limited. We had fun sleeping in, going to the sea day brunch, playing BINGO and taking naps. For our final dinner we headed back to the dining room (we went every night, the choices were great, rarely was there an issue choosing something yummy) and followed it up with the comedy club and show. The morning of debarkation was loud as I said above, the boat is old but don't let it deceive you, it was a really fun time. Plenty of places to relax, unwind and enjoy yourself. It's not a mega ship, it has few modern features but the size of it can be a good thing. The private beach day wasn't crowded, the deck always had seats available, getting on and off the boat happened with minimal wait time. We made our way back to the security building, grabbed our luggage (we left it outside our doors by 11pm the night before, you could carry it if you wanted to) and made it through customs quickly. I grabbed a taxi to the airport but others in my party waited in line for a shuttle to get them to the parking deck. If you are looking for a fun getaway, this is great for those on the east coast who don't want to go to the major ports. I may need to return when they put the Sunshine on rotation. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
First of all, embarkation and disembarkation was the fastest I have ever done..We're talking seconds. Kudos for the new system. We did a Back to Back cruise for a total of 14 days. (1/29/18 to 2/12/18). I believe this was the 3rd ... Read More
First of all, embarkation and disembarkation was the fastest I have ever done..We're talking seconds. Kudos for the new system. We did a Back to Back cruise for a total of 14 days. (1/29/18 to 2/12/18). I believe this was the 3rd and 4th cruise after coming out of dry dock. It's still a work in progress. We were in cabin 7261. On Superbowl Sunday the ship had a ship wide plumbing issue, which meant one couldn't use the toilets for a couple of hours during the game. It was a guess on a day to day basis if our shower would provide hot water. The refrigerator in the room never worked. The tv was hit or miss. Chemical odors throughout the ship at times. The lido buffet was problematic, with only one serving line, hence a very good breakfast was had in the main dinning room. Every crew member I dealt with were great. I recall three or fours shows were cancelled. On the second cruise the casino was a smoke free zone, which was great compare to the first cruise. On the second cruise the ship sailed to the A-B-C islands, which were just great.. The cruise was fine, the ship's issues didn't reflect on the service by the outstanding staff of the Victory. I'm sure in a few months the Victory will be up to the standards that it was when we last sailed on in back in Oct 2005 during Hurricane Wilma. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: January 2018
We chose the Victory in order to take 2 B2B cruises prior to a 10 day charter cruise--thus maximizing our flight down to Miami. The ship, just out of dry dock, had a bunch of problems. At least 30 to 40 contractors joined us on our B2B ... Read More
We chose the Victory in order to take 2 B2B cruises prior to a 10 day charter cruise--thus maximizing our flight down to Miami. The ship, just out of dry dock, had a bunch of problems. At least 30 to 40 contractors joined us on our B2B walk off the ship to see Customs on both of our sailings--don't know if they stayed on after we left. Hot water was turned off several times a day during the first 2 cruises and turned off completely for an hour or so during the charter. The food was better than our last Carnival cruise, but the service at main dinning room Breakfast and Brunch was poor. We found that there were some VERY GOOD waiters and some VERY POOR waiters. Our regular early seating dinning staff was Excellent! The food manager was POOR as we ran out of bananas on out 4 day cruise and our 10 day cruise where we also ran out of butter--all they had was whipped something to spread on rolls, etc. The entertainment was delightful! My only complaint was that the female lead singer seemed to scream some of her songs. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
We had a group of 20 of us for this cruise. Three of us were considered expert cruisers and 6 brand new cruisers. The remaining had cruised a couple of times. We chose this ship due to the location of the departation port and the fact ... Read More
We had a group of 20 of us for this cruise. Three of us were considered expert cruisers and 6 brand new cruisers. The remaining had cruised a couple of times. We chose this ship due to the location of the departation port and the fact it was so close to home. We all had a great time with only one or two complainers who would complain even on the best of cruises. We had a great time really and the food wasn't bad. We thoroughly enjoyed the Mexican Bar and Burger Bar (aka Blue Iguana's and Guys Burgers). Also really enjoyed our specialty coffee's in the morning as well as an iced one in the afternoon. We did have the Cheers Package, but would probably not do it again as I think we drank just to make sure we got our money's worth. Our cabin was not a bad size and the bathroom was pretty large too. Read Less
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