For starters, I'm 23 years old and just graduated from college. This cruise was my graduation present. It was my first time cruising, so I had no idea what to expect. I did know that I wanted to party and socialize ALOT!
It took a long time to get through customs and get on the boat. I arrived at the port around 11am and we didn't get on the boat until around 1:30pm. By the time we got on the boat, our luggage had already arrived and was outside our room. The boat was the Carnival Conquest, and it was huge. It took me at least 3 days to get the layout of the boat down. The most confusing part was that you have to go to the front of the boat to get into the dining room, otherwise you have to walk through the dining room.
The food was pretty good. I'd say it was about a 7/10. I'm not really into fancy dining, but they had something for everyone. I do wish they had more than a pizza bar open after midnight though. I ate pizza every night and was craving some chicken tenders and cheese burgers. The buffet wasn't bad either. Our waitress was awesome. She remembered my name after the 1st day. I loved our waitress so much, I made sure to give her an extra $50 tip.