My husband and I went on the cruise February 26th, 2012. Western Caribbean. Room 8162. I did a lot of looking and reading reviews prior to going. If i was to believe all the things that people wrote on here i would not have gone. But lucky for us we had gone on 2 previous cruises and knew better. Most of the people that take the time to write the bad reviews are just wrong and need to get a life or at least enjoy life. This is your vacation and it is what you make of it period. So with that done.... We had a very nice location on the ship this room is awesome room 8162. It is indeed right below the Lido deck and not noisy at all. Lunch area.. chairs NOT a problem. I heard it maybe 2 times. This room was an awesome location mid ship. The steward was awesome. Sure wish i could figure out how they new you were gone. Always had a clean room and a fun animal at night. As for people saying it is a gaudy ship ha it is art and very beautiful. Sorry this ship is leaving the area. The service on the ship could not have been better. I never met any grouchy employee the entire time. Again not sure what these people are complaining about. Getting on and off the ship was very easy. Do as the instructions and all goes smooth. We spent a lot of our time on the ship getting involved in the activities. There is so much to do if you look. We played games ext. Watched all the shows. They were fantastic. The Comedy shows were so good i think we went to all of them. Yes some are very late and adult only comedy. The early shows are family. The games all that was fun. We are not gamblers but many are and yes they all looked as they were having fun.
We were on the anytime dining. We opted to let them sit us with others as it was only the 2 of us. That was fun we met some great people on the ship that way. The food was fantastic.. why would it not be? I not only did not have to prepare it but it was served to me anyway i wanted it. The chocolate melting cake is awesome. They also have other fantastic choices if you are not a chocolate fan. They also at every meal have a sugar free option. I found the food to be great in the dining room. on the Lido deck is where the other food in found. They have a great spread for lunch buffets. Many choices. Salad bar, a Sandwich bar. china buffet type bar.. rice chicken ect. On the back of the ship they have hot dogs ice cream pizza. Guess what i am saying is if you go hungry its your own fault period. Breakfast: You can eat in the dining room we did that twice just because we could and it was very good. They have a breakfast buffet with Omelette bar 2 running actually. Never took very long and was always fantastic. The ports of call were all fantastic as well as the excursions that we went on. We spent one day at a beach, went Zip lining that i can say i can cross of my list but Hubby really loved it. In Belize we did our own thing. Not sure i would recommend that. I hope that this will help if you are looking to take a cruise with carnival. I for one have gone on 2 with carnival. One time with my parents and they enjoyed it just as much as we did. It is a great way to see many places. Next adventure for us will be Alaska cruise.
Cabin 8162 was a great location mid ship. Right below the Lido deck. I heard the chairs being moved a couple times. I do not spend the day in my room. The rooms are large enough plenty of closet space and drawer space. Bathroom is nice as well. I have no complaints at all. Deck. Well i did not use it a lot it was nice to have but not a requirement for me. Was nice to have the light from the deck. The rooms have a small refrigerator in them. The steward was awesome. He brought us ice every night. Kept our room very nice and made us cute animals each night. I always wondered how does he know we are gone. LOL oh ya we spent most our time out doing something..