My daughters booked this cruise for themselves and several college friends and I tagged along. I was reading the reviews after she booked and got very worried! We've been on Carnival cruise before but never this ship. I literally imagined I was going to be stepping into a sewage filled, awful smelling, very very very old, dated ship with disgusting food and boring entertainment.
Let me ASSURE you~ this is NOT the case!
1st off- embarkation was a breeze. We were at the Miami port. We selected a 12;30-1;00 arrival time but decided to get to the the port early- hoping there was a slim chance they'd let us on early. We arrived at 11:15, were immediately sent through the line, checked in and ON the ship eating lunch at 11;45. Super easy, fast, friendly process.