This was a cruise to celebrate my sister's birthday. I've been on Carnival 7 day cruises before and had no complaints, but as soon as we entered our balcony stateroom, it was disappointing. The glass on the aft-balcony was ... Read More
This was a cruise to celebrate my sister's birthday. I've been on Carnival 7 day cruises before and had no complaints, but as soon as we entered our balcony stateroom, it was disappointing. The glass on the aft-balcony was dirty and stained brown to the point where you could not sit on the balcony and have any view looking through the glass portion. The balcony chairs and chaise lounge were also dirty.
The carpet in the cabin....dirty as evidence from the bottoms of my slippers, so yes, bring slippers and wear them.
Not long after sailing, there was a terrible gurgling noise coming from the bathroom. Water (including fecal matter) coming from drain behind the toilet and up from the shower drain. Called cabin steward, who contacted plumber. Came back to the room, and same thing!! Plus, bath mat was still soaking wet and dirty. Called cabin steward, who didn't seem to happy about it. Now, this was after his first appearance where he was laughing and when asked what was so funny, he just said oh the smell is terrible! Went to customer service to make sure this was taken care of and she said the plumber would meet us in the room. Met with plumber, who said the drains were functioning properly and hopefully wouldn't have a problem any longer (we did not, thankfully). Plumber had to call our cabin steward, at our request, to clean the floor of the bathroom and shower. He didn't seem too happy about it, but did it. I mean, there was p-o-o-p on the floor, why wouldn't you clean that? Needless to say, we wore our flip flops in the shower. Yes, bring a cheap pair of flip flops just in case!
Seas were rough on our first night out but our room was the only one affected (plumbing issue) from what we could tell (in our general area, at least). There was a foul odor in various parts of the deck as we passed through throughout the cruise.
Piano Bar....very tired looking decor. Misso Ferrer was a very good piano player, but his vocals lacked which was disappointing because on previous cruises, the Piano Bar was always a hopping place.
America Rocks show with Carnival singers and dancers...Ok, two of the singers did a great job! Otherwise, reminded me of a high school performance.
Comedian Michael Macy....very good, unfortunately did not make it to the adult shows.
Hairy chest contest and newlywed game...need to be retired
Food was good, but don't know why they had the "formal" night at our overnight stay in Nassau. We didn't make it back to the ship until 6pm anyway so opted for dinner on the balcony, which worked out fine.
Guy's Burgers and BlueIguana Cantina, very good. Especially liked the breakfast burrito at the Cantina, no lines! Sandwiches and fries at the Deli were excellent.
Kids unattended in the Lido whirlpools were crazy, diving from the sides in to the water with a carnival worker standing there doing nothing.
Nassau was great. Weather was perfect. Did not do any ship sponsored excursions, opted to book on our own with a food tour. Had a great time and got a little shopping in as well.
Would probably not do a three day cruise again, unless the price was right. This hasn't soured me on Carnival, but was overall, disappointed.
The only thing that saved the rating from getting a "poor" was the food options, food quality and comedian. Read Less