Our trip started on Mother's Day and ended on our Anniversary (great way to not have to think up gifts). It was a "sandwich" trip with a land portion, the cruise and then more land travel. I should also mention my wife is totally blind since birth. Also, you should know we've cruised 19 times with 7 different cruise lines. We are mellow and don't get excited because something minor went wrong. To begin, I regret it is with a "bad". Since our very 1st cruise we've asked for Braille menus, not received one and wrote the cruise line afterward. We've suggested everytime we'd be happy to Braille their menu for other blind folk. We talked with a Carnival rep this time who sent us printed menus ahead of time but said "No" when we offered to Braille them. We've suggested putting the menu on a dedicated phone # onboard, same with the Daily Activity newsletter on our bed every night. Nope. Sadly, Carnival seem uninterested in meeting this need.
Okay, the cruise itself was very nice. Food was good, service good, room steward good. Movie offerings were better than most ruises BUT good luck finding what time they started -nothing in the daily schedule.
Opening show was the usual Cruise Director welcome but that was the only similarity to introdction night. Instead of introducing the Captain, Food Director, etc. John Heard, Cruise Director, was as good a stand up comedian as I've seen. He basically did a show while giving info. Later he did port talks in a comedic waythat was great. Great job BUT never saw John except at the theater. He did a TV show each day that was not impressive at all. The rest of the shows were the usual mixed - some god, some bad but one night it was just a movie!
Cabin was typical size. Nothing unusual. One plug. Phone for wake-up call didn't work all cruise long. Soap and shampoo were kept full. Storage was normal for this type of cabin. No real complaint. Could hear neighbors now and then. Bed was comfortable. Wish we could decline refrigerators as they take up space.
Beautiful but not lots of options. Free internet at McDonals 500 meters from ship (up some stairs).
Very little in the downtown but free shuttle was nice. Free internet in library (biblio......) but you need passport, not driver license. Would have preferred two ays in Rome instead of only one in Rome and 1 in Olbia, Sardinia.
Easy cab ride to the wall. 6 Euro to get on it. 1.5 miles of pure beauty. Loved it. Shoppng is ho-hum.