I choose this cruise based on some prior reviews. I had sailed carnival previously and had a great time before, but I was very disappointed on this cruise. The worst part was my balcony cabin, and the food choices. The entertainment was also pretty bad, especially when you have a Motown review that features no black people. Found this to be very strange and in poor taste. The cast performing appeared to be very new at performing, and the show was not very good. The ship did not offer the usual karaoke, but instead had a lip sync battle using the passengers entire cruise to rehearse and entertain the passengers. The ships decor was hideous, and it appeared to be inspired by someone on drugs. Grapevines lined the ceilings, and artwork that look like it should be in a horror movie. My balcony was full of dirt, and rust, and the chairs were spattered with paint. The entire experience wasn't the worse, but it left much room for improvement. The Frankstein disco has a split level, and I just wasn't feeling the music or atmosphere. The crew seemed to be in training, and spent most of their time socializing with each other rather that seeing to the customers. My room steward got upset because we want fresh towels and the cabin made which should have been automatic. All in all, I probably would not recommend this ship. I am hoping this was an isolated situation and not the new norm for carnival.