We have traveled out of norfolk, va many times on carnival ships, we are platinum cruisers and have had much fun. Another couple came up from charlotte to go with us in a different cabin. This is their 4th time with us. The time for boarding was great however were were told to be on board by 3pm to leave at 4,but it was almost 5:30 pm when we left. People dont pay attention, they should be left on the pier, if not on time unless a major life and death emergency occurred. The cabin was great we had a suite watched all ,kinds of stuff from the balcony, especially people on the pier at locations the neighbor was loud but i think she forgot her hearing aid. the food was cruise food. Up on the leado deck at the buffet ,the staff would walk by soiled tables,ignore them and go to talk to other staff. I watched 2 tables be full of dirty dished, people waiting to eat for 10 minutes, people just turned their head other way.
The 2 main problems on this cruise was kids running wild all day, all knocking into people, one kit told a female cruiser to f---- off-b-----. You are in my way. He was about 14 yrs old. The second was smoking on the balcony's of cigarettes, and cigars, one person was dropping his cigar ashed on the fuel barge below.. You could smell it in the passage ways but staff did nothing about kit the cigarette smoking was about 3 days . Debarking was good and the staff wonderful. the cruise director wad EXCELLENT bob
Cabin was great, steward was good, cabin and bathroom clean.we like this type of cabin to sit out the balcony and watch the people on the pier and the setting sun. We eat continental breakfast on the balcony. Neighbors were loud an there was smoking on the balconies, a lot of it and i find it offensive n o one did anything about it and you could smell it in the passageway.