Our 9th cruise, 5th on Carnival. Out of Tampa in January 2016
Cons:1). smaller ship means smaller room; no sofa or frig in our ocean view room. Not a big problem, just unexpected. 2).No meal with lobster tail, though could be purchased at additional cost 3).No smoked salmon available on breakfast room service menu.4.).Don't know if this ship has stabilizers and if they actually work. VERY rough seas final night Sea sick.
Pros:1). 70's show most exciting show ever seen (for us). Wished we'd seen earlier show, would have seen it twice. Reduced expectations on shorter cruise unwarranted. First class talent and tech, all 3 shows.2). Usual friendly and accommodating crew. 3.) Very disturbing room problem discovered after cruise began was dealt with by staff; housekeeping intervened and problem resolved quite satisfactorily. Suggest you avoid end rooms on Rivera deck.
Note: this was the cruise in which the port was closed for debarkation due to storm. Finally began about 3PM. Passengers served lunch, shown movies, could even return to cabins late morning. While quite disconcerting (some missed flights) only Mother Nature could be blamed. Staff handled it well.