This was my second Carnival cruise. I had, overall, a good time and I will start with the good from this cruise.
The staff was incredibly friendly and seemed to be everywhere. Jaime, the Cruise Director was fantastic. I am retired USAF, and the military program one afternoon was memorable. Many vets I saw were in tears. Possibly due to the itinerary which included Honolulu, there were an extraordinary number of vets onboard. There was even a WWII vet who was honored.
Two of the production numbers were very well done and a couple of the other entertainers in the main theater were good. The comedy club was a bit spotty – some very good, some not so much. Our cabin was spotlessly maintained and had a wonderful balcony. We had no problems at all with noise. This being a ‘Journeys’ cruise, some of the now eliminated niceties were brought back – the Captain’s cocktail party and the midnight buffet for instance. They had a guest lecturer who was excellent. While no longer ‘gourmet’, the food was quite good, both in the MDR and Lido. The ‘Sea Day Brunch’ was a nice touch and very good.
The cabin was about average for this class of ship. It is well laid out and the extended balcony was nice. The bed was very nice and my wife now wants a comforter like the one in our cabin. The bathroom was small, but usable. The cabin was well serviced and the cabin steward was very pleasant. My one gripe, one I had seen before, was the amount of electrical power available.One 110V and one 220V outlet are very restricting. I also brought a 25 foot extension cord to get to my CPAP., which used up the 110V outlet for the entire cruise I also had a clock on that cord next to (actually on top of) the CPAP, as the small side table was really small.