This trip was booked over a year and a half ago as a present for my husbands 50th birthday. Once we booked the cruise family and friends decided to join us and we eventually ended up with 12 people.
From our very first phone call to Carnival we received outstanding service. Our PVP went out of her way to accommodate all of our requests. We ended up booking our Air and Hotel through Carnival and we could not have been happier. Yes we paid a little more for our hotel but it was so easy to leave everything in Carnivals hands and when we broke it down what we would pay to book our own flights, accommodation and transfers it only worked out to costing us an extra $50.00 per person. We did purchase the air deviation to guarantee that 10 of us would be on the same flights and once again the deviation department went above and beyond to help us.
We flew Alitalia from Toronto direct to Rome. The flight was on time and outside of the fact that it was an older plane we really had no complaints. Once we arrived it Rome the Carnival Rep met us at the baggage claim and escorted us to the waiting bus.