Third cruise in two years, 2nd on Carnival. Embarkation was a breeze unlike last two cruises. Luggage was at cabin when finished with lunch on Lido deck. Food was average at buffet entire cruise, not quite hot enough. Cabin was on deck 6, a balcony cabin with sufficient room and clean. Steward was very attentive to freshening cabin and also personable. Entertainment was adequate in theater with Carnival dancers and the "legends show.
Shore excursions were overpriced,especially Luau at Hyatt Regency on Maui. $300.00 for two.
Dining in Empire room was hit and miss. The service was outstanding but the quality and choice of food were dismal. I believe we have been spoiled by quality of the food on the Pride.