We received a text offering this cruise as a very competitive price so we decided to bite the bullet and do our first post covid cruise. We usually sail with P and O, this was our first time on Carnival so we were interested to see how they compare.
Our cruise company used Port Parking which had a 15 minute transfer from Folkestone, embarkation was fairly smooth, a bit of queuing outside the terminal but we were on board in about 45 minutes.
We had cabin which had a small balcony, something we don't usually have, this was at a small additional cost, we hardly ever used it and wouldn't consider it essential.The room was a fairly standard size the bed comfy and a decent size, the shower was hot, the aircon was noisy and could have been warmer. The main gripe was a lack of coffee making facilities which are standard fare on P and O and we like an early morning coffee. First thing we did was buy a couple of large Carnival thermos cups which were expensive but extremely useful for cabin coffee drinking.