Our first trans Atlantic cruise and we had a party of 10 friends. New ship with a few months to work out the bugs and get new crew members up to speed, right?
While the food was pretty good and the staff worked hard, our group was still having desert when 2nd seating was coming by (more than once).. Serving delays blamed on computer problems.
Theater way too small for size of ship. Balcony seating on front row was fine. 2nd thru 4th rows not elevated enough and short people had no hope of seeing the stage. Main floor seating shared some of the same problems. One show very good but others just fair.
Ship very clean and crew overall, very friendly. Outdoor movie pretty cool, even with blankets. Lots of fun. As with most cruise lines, the shore excursions are becoming overpriced. Bingo addicts will be in heaven on this ship. Roaming entertainment good.
Embarkation went well in Barcelona but the biggest failure came in NYC at disembarkation. Booked airport transfers thru Carnival and their contractors were a disaster. Half as many busses as were needed. Shore staff totally dazed and confused. Driver on phone entire drive getting directions in his language. Shore staff insisted that we needed terminal 2 and not 3 as listed on ticket. Long lines at ticket counter rebooking missed flights. Four hours to get to airport not reasonable. Second and last trip on Carnival.