This cruise was advertised quite reasonably so we booked. Also, we could drive to the port. That was the good part. Also, the dining room was wonderful! Both the service and the food were way above average. We really enjoyed the music duo Magic and Music - so much talent! Great tunes to dance to. Now the ugly; the Lido Marketplace is disgusting. Long lines to wait for slop! If you only want to make a salad, you still have to wait in the LONG line for others going through the buffet. We hated that place! And to watch people take plate fulls of food and throw it away was pure hell. Of course, I couldn't blame them for not wanting the inedible slop. The pool decks were ok and always full of people and kids everywhere. Why weren't they in school?? We will not be sailing Carnival in the future.