After staying home for over 2 years, we search for COVID friendly vacations. This cruise came up as providing that. We were interested in a Caribbean vacation and experiencing our first cruise. This cruise provided that. Also, as a wheelchair bound world traveler, I required an ADA compliant package. This was promoted as being just that. The price was also very reasonable. The price of the cruise was only a small part of this vacation expense however. Airfare, hotels, and transportation were all extras off the cruise. Internet, soda consumption and prepaid gratuities were all extra expenses on the cruise.
Being a immune compromised adult wheelchair bound world traveler, I required a COVID friendly environment. We were told this cruise was observing COVID practices. No one wore masks.
This was our first cruise. We had to trust the experts from Carnaval Cruises to provide the correct information. We thought we were given the correct information. For example, we were told we would have help on embarking and disembarking with my wheelchair. We followed their directions from Carnival and still had no help. We paid for ADA shuttle service, through Carnival, to return to the Orlando Airport, upon disembarking the ship, no shuttle was available until we spoke once again to the the shuttle manager, not from Carnival. Carnival had a great ADA room, however services like getting soda or food were not very ADA compliant. Have ever tried to carry 1 glass of soda while in a wheelchair or carry a tray of food to a table? Not an easy task. The transfer boats for Carnival were not wheelchair friendly, however, the wonderful people of the Bahamas had no problem getting me on a water taxi.
Wonderful. However, the distance to drinks and food was a long hallway.