We had a 4 family group of 14 and could not have asked for a better cruise. We celebrated a birthday, a graduation and a couple of wedding anniversaries. The cruise director MarQ is a dynamo. I am not sure when this guy sleeps. As one of my fellow cruisers stated, if you aren't enjoying this cruise, you need to have a drink and relax. The food and service was wonderful. The Blush dining room staff was fantastic, "Som and YumYum" provided wonderful service and were loads of fun. Our cabin steward, Korn was wonderful. We could not have asked for better service, the room was alway clean and appointed.
This ship was at full capacity, there were lines but they never seemed to take long. Embarkation was quick and simple. Debarkation was completely flawless, of course we handled our on bags as were were parked in the garage across from the terminal. Guy's Burger Joint and the Red Frog Pub were big hits with our crowd. The water slides were enjoyed by everyone from "57 year old me" to the youngest 17 year old in our group. The pools were very crowded, so you simply needed to step into one of the many provided showers to cool off. If you can't adapt a little I suggest you don't go on any cruise in the middle of the Summer, when every ship is at or near full capacity.
The shows were a mixed bag, a couple were really good a couple just average. The string trio playing in the Atrium was wonderful, and the solo guitar player that played around the ship was very impressive. I would give both an A+.
Our cabin steward, Korn was wonderful. We could not have asked for better service, the room was alway clean and appointed. The beds were comfortable and well taken care of, the room was clean and very cool.
Embarkation and Debarkation were both smooth and very fast. Carnival as well as US Customs both did a wonderful job. Parking was painless with very quick access to I-95
The pool, water slide and Sky Bar were great. We exited the ship quickly and were able to find a few chairs next to the pool. We rented a couple umbrellas and 5 El Presidente beers were only $20. What a price!
We didn't venture very far from the port as the protests against the Governor had just ended. The historic downtown area is quite nice and the old fort is very interesting, not a bad walk.
WE took taxis to Pillory Beach, a public beach just beside Bohio Dive Resort. It was a very nice area, however understand there are no amenities. Drinks are for sale at the resort and a short walk up the beach to John's Ocean View Bar & Restaurant. Not much to look at but the beer was cold.