We enjoy Carnival because it is indeed Fun Ships. This cruise was exceptional. The executive staff was very friendly every time you saw them on deck, in the halls etc. The performance shows wee outstanding and professional. The crew was great except of course the continued problem in the your time dining. We have sailed to Platinum with Carnival and there is ALWAYS a dining room team that is slow, unfriendly, tired and serves cold food. This was now exception. However, as in the past-I brought it to the attention of the folks running the dining room and they assigned us to a different team-Rodolfo, Deive and Chester. Exceptional service!!! Hopefully someone from Carnival reads these reviews and addresses this issue as I have seen it several times brought up.
Outside of that- one terrific cruise with a crew that is exceptional. The music was great with a band "Wrecking Crew" delivering a great variety of music. Alan Jenkins is a solo guitar guy and is very talented and entertaining plus involves the passengers. For real relaxed Caribbean rock plays the steel drum and is super talented also. But a tremendous shout out to the Playlist Productions for their magnificent shows.
When you have a terrific cabin steward .it makes the trip even more enjoyable and Bukhari made sure we were well taken care of. The friendly guy was excellent in all matters.
Our ship came back to Tampa about 1 1/2 hrs late due to port traffic. the staff was great about getting us off the ship fast as possible.
We shall keep going on Carnival as they remain the best for us because of the fun.