We chose this cruise for our honeymoon (ages 24 and 25) because it left the Monday after the wedding, had relaxing sea days, and I had been on Carnival before and we wanted a stress free vacation. I am happy to say we chose perfectly.
Embarkation We arrived at the NY terminal earlier then we were supposed to but no one seemed to care. We opted to rent a car service to take us from LaGuardia to the terminal and we are glad we did. We paid no more then a taxi and were not worried when hit traffic and we able to relax comfortably. Once there we were shown to some chairs and we able to sit and wait until we could start the boarding process. Everything went smoothly quickly and we were on the lido deck eating lunch before we knew it. We had a rainy sail away but it didn't stop us from watching it all from on deck. The views of the city were spectacular.
Rooms We were allowed in our rooms at 1:30 and dumped our carry on bags. We did not however meet our steward until after dinner, when we did meet him he did not know our names or bother to learn them. Further more almost everyday we returned (No matter what time of day) to our room and found him or his assistant cleaning it we would have to wait in the hall till they finished to get in to even drop off something. Needless to say we were very disappointed, but I guess you can't get the best steward on every cruise. The room was a balcony on the top most deck and we found it to be great. Very spacious, great balcony, lots of closet space. The only thing we objected to was the gaudy orange color of everything but we got used to it.