I'm a 52 yo male and this was my first ever cruise. We chose Carnival because we live near NOLA and we thought that a 5 night cruise to Cozumel and Progresso would be a good starter. My wife has been on two previous cruises and we traveled with our 2.5 yo son. Our two daughters, 16 and 23 shared a separate cabin down the hall. The cruise was really for them and the son was along for the ride.
Everyone knows this ship is a little old and the colors and decor is a little dated. But the bars, deck lounging and seating was plentiful. The pools were crowded. The nightclubs, restaurants, and lounges all had wonderful classy atmospheres and ambiance. The elevators were all functional and timely even though the LED floor/up/down indicators weren't always accurate and were hard to read. You don't see many public restrooms nor trashcans. The corridors get over crowded during photograph viewing and yes Carnival does take plenty of pictures for you to purchase.
The cabin colors and decor could use some updating. There was some visible rust on the floor around the bathroom door that was a little unsightly and the closet doors needed adjusting and I had to reattach one of them. The ship could conserve a great deal of energy by updating the flourescent fixtures.
All of the AC, lighting, electricity and plumbing in the cabin worked perfectly. We enjoyed a good sized king bed that was actually two twins pushed together. The bedding was as comfortable as I have ever slept in a world class resort, really. The linens were are excellent quality cotton as were the bath towels. The pillows were plush and extremely comfortable. I enjoyed the balcony on occasion just to watch and experience the ocean.
All in All
No complaints about the cabin.
I'm from Louisiana and we don't visit NOLA very often. However, it is rich in history and the cuisine is some of the best in the world. But it is wrought with crime and poverty and certain parts of the city are filthy.