Let me say that I have never had a "bad" cruise....but this one was sub par in almost every area.
Carnival cut 2 days off our itinerary due to Hurricane Gustav. Let us know less than 24 hours prior to sailing....kinda short notice. Could have been done sooner, but I can deal with that.
Embarkation on the Ecstasy was horrific. Waited over 3.5 hours. They had alot of cancellations due to the hurricane so they sold those rooms for $99, which drew alot of what I consider a less than desirable crowd. My wife's sail and sign card was not yet printed and we had to wait another 15 minutes once we got to the Carnival rep.