First, let me state, that I traveled solo on this five day cruise which was based upon the the "casino rate", excluding airfare cost $541 for an interior cabin, port charges and taxes, vacation protection, transfer to and from the port, and prepaid gratuities, but excluding airfare. However, it is expected that one spends some time in the casino s gaming, which I did.
Getting there: It was a breeze from NC to Tampa a less then two hour flight, the Tampa International airport is well laid out and I was at the Carnival Cruise Line meeting place under an hour with my bags waiting for the bus. The bus arrived and we were at the Port of Tampa in under one hour.
Embarkment: Again, going through security and then getting my sail and sign card, i was on the ship in less than one hours time.
Standard interior cabin AFT, it had a king bed (two twins pushed together) two pull down berths, a chair, a stool, desk, six drawers and two closets, with a safe. The bathroom is definitely larger than Royal Caribbean bathroom, it has a 3' x 5' shower stall, toilet, basin and a medicine cabinet. Easily large enough for two people a tight squeeze for three or four.
No excursions taken, rated it average based upon hearing the other cruise guests experiences
I have been to Cozumel often it is a nice port for shopping, although it is about a 2-3 mile walk from the prier where the ship docked to the main shopping area.
No comment, did not get off the ship