value and close to home. the ship is set up well.it has the nicest serenity decks that we have seen on carnival.the whole staff wasvery nice.lee was a great cruise director.the five day itenarary isto rushed.if they decide to come back to norfolk it should be changed back to a sixday cruise.you have to cruise to fast both ways,which makes it uncomfortable when the seas are rough.the balcony on our room was in rough shape.it had blue paint smudges on the glass,and blue and white paint chips on the floor.the safe in our room did not work after the first day.they should bring back the steel drums by the pool deck and las vegas type costume style shows.they let people in the dinning room for dinner wearing what ever they want,jean shorts ball caps flip flops etc. it is un professional on thelr behalf. if people want to dress like that they should have go to the buffet. that attire is okay for breakfast and lunch but not for dinner.they have taken away the table cloths.whats next the napkins.
balcony needed work. the vifp gift was a joke,a back pack the size a child would use.it was the worst vifp i ever got.
i dont know why carnival keeps golng to freeport ,there is not much there.