This is our opinion, we don't ask anybody to agree with us, and we will not engage in any debate.
From a completely chaotic check in to poor food and bar service, this cruise was a letdown from start to finish. Carnival has a reputation as a "party" cruise line and that reputation is well deserved. If you aren't into drinking and gambling there was nothing to do after dinner. Entertainment?? Pretty much non-existent. The two production shows were a bad joke. A lead singer who can't sing, canned music that was far too loud, etc. The "band" in Alchemy bar would be very good if they would get rid of the female singer. Her screeching caused us to leave after less than 30 minutes. Speaking of Alchemy bar, this has to be the worst bar we have experienced on a cruise ship. Bartenders who had no idea how to make basic drinks, extremely slow service, bar tenders chatting with each other rather than doing their job.
We ate in the MDR every night, food quality was ok but no more than that. Service felt rushed, kinda like "hurry up, eat and get out of our way. Pools- really can't comment except to say both pools were wall-to-wall with drunks.