We have never been on a cruise before as I thought we would be bored, I was so wrong. We had a wonderful time on the Carnival Splendour. The cabins are spotless and the staff were indeed splendid.
The entertainment was good and there was always something to do.
However, one very big downside was that the casino allowed smoking and it was horrible - my husband and I enjoyed spending most nights in the casino but the smell and the smoke was nauseating. I would suggest that rather than allow smoking in the casino they have a room alongside for people to pop in and have a cigarette.
The cabin was excellent and we wish we could have brought the bed home it was so comfortable.
We loved New York and spent a very moving time at Ground Zero as we had, on a previous trip, gone to the top of the twin towers.
We won this trip on the first day of the cruise at the welcome meeting - it was fantastic.