My wife and I booked this cruise based on her limited availability and a port within driving distance. We had never cruised Carnival before but the price was good and it seemed like a good itinerary.
Overall, we had a wonderful time and felt we got good value for our money. The staff was excellent, professional, cheerful and hard working. The ship was surely older, but the room was big, balcony big and very clean and nice. The adults only Serenity pool was our home and it was wonderful. I wish it was a bit bigger but we eventually would get a lounger or even a hammock if we were patient. The comedy club was excellent and the comedians were top notch. The fast food was the best we’ve had on a cruise. Awesome pizza, Guy’s burger bar and the burrito/taco bar were great! The drink prices were comparable if not less than a “normal bar” and they were generous with the pour. We didn’t do the beverage package because you had to do it per cabin and I don’t drink – at $100/day that would be a lot of alcohol.
There was nothing WRONG with the cruise at all. Really nothing. Were there areas for improvement, sure. The list below is really aimed at Carnival for ideas to make it better. We might opt for a more luxury cruise in the future, but faced with a tight schedule and limited departure port choice, I wouldn’t hesitate cruising on Carnival again.
Very roomy and clean. Nice shower and good lighting. Balcony was awesome. Steward service was excellent. Old style TV was funny and it needs more outlets. Plenty of closet space too.
Beach was good. It was confusing that individuals will rent some lounges and some are free. There were lots of ants on the beach too. Water was clear and nice. We had a good time then hanging at the pool in Margaritaville. Shopping was a waste as it is everywhere.
We took a private cab to Fort Charlotte. It was cool but I'm a nerd. Nassau is not a great city - lots of overpriced crap and chain restaurants. The fort was the highlight. Next time we'll probably go to Atlantis.
AWESOME port. Easy parking, super quick, nice and clean and safe. Right off of 95