I have cruised 4 times now, all with Carnival, so I knew exactly what to expect. This was the first time we took our son along, and he is 2 years old, so that came with some challenges. Also, we had both sets of parents along making for a total of 7 of us. I'll break up my review into areas of interest:
This went smoothly for us. We arrived at about noon and were on the ship by 1 pm. We were allowed to carry on any size bag with us as long as it went through the scanner...unlike in Charleston where we were forced to check our large bag. So, we were happy with that flexibility. My son threw a fit on having to put his backpack through the machine...but then, he's 2.