With all the talk about the ship décor, we hardly noticed it. We cruise to relax and enjoy the experience, not to spend our time picking things to death. That said let me tell you this was one of the most enjoyable cruises we have taken thanks mostly to the outstanding staff on this ship. First, if you ever get to take a cruise with Marc Q as director do yourself a favor and book it ! He will make your trip an unforgettable event with all his energy and antics. Next the food was great, although I will admit at times the dinning room selections were not varied enough. Peak times brought slower service but that is understandable. Don't miss the waiters floor show, they put a lot of time and effort in it and do a great job, remember they are not professional dancers. Housekeeping did a great job and were very friendly always checking in to make sure all our needs were met. Over all Carnival does a great job at giving its passengers a wonderful trip at an outstanding value. ONE TIP: If you are dumb enough to book a cruise during peak hurricane season and things don't work out don't blame anyone but the face in the mirror!