Not sure where to start. I guess I'll go do the "good, bad and ugly"
-We had a late flight we got to the Port of Miami around 3:00 PM. Only took 15 minutes to get on the ship. (Glad we didn't do the faster to the fun--would have been a total waste)
Our cabin was directly above the band stage outside the casino. Was VERY loud. Sounded like they were in our cabin. They stop about 12:30 so if you stay up late this won't be an issue. Room was dirty and balcony was rusty. Windows haven't been washed in months. Sink was clogged. Décor hasn't been updated or replaced. Couch had tears. TV was old tube type. Buttons were broken and missing.
This was a very cheap cruise--so I wasn't expecting luxury. However I figured that there were certain standards that Carnival would maintain. I will never sail Carnival again.