We just got back from an Easter cruise, my husband and I and 4 children. (Ages 15, 10, 8, 4). Our ships was full of kids. 800 kids on board. It was during spring break. We arrived in Houston the day on a Friday to see the Cardinals play the Astros. (Cards won). We drove to Galveston Saturday morning parked at EZ cruise. Paid for on line ahead of time cost $35 for 5 nights. Very convenient. Embarkment was very easy. Got on the ship around 11:30 had lunch and explored. Weather was horrible that day. Food- Was very good. Try the chocolate melting cake my kids loved it. My kids are picky eaters and there was always something they could find they liked. Formal night lobster was very good.
Drinks- Very expensive. You could run up a very large bar bill. Soda cards are reasonable but they only have coke products and it is all out of a can. We were hoping for fountain soda. We did buy 1 adult and 1 child soda card and shared. We also brought on a rolling cooler with soda, 3 bottles wine. We did also sneak in some hard liquor in water bottles. We usually would buy the drink of the day and then mix our on drink later in the Carnival cup. This cut down on our bar bill. We also brought bottles of water because they charge for bottles of water.
Shows-We enjoyed all of the shows. The first night we watched a comedian and the kids thought he was so funny. My husband and I later saw him at the midnight R rated show and he was really funny. We loved the Extreme Country show.