Carnival Reviews - Cruise Ship reviews by Cruisemates Readers
Carnival Cruise Lines

by Beth
Western Caribbean
June 17, 2002

This was our first cruise, and was our honeymoon.

The food was very good and plentiful.

Our room was category 6 and was large and adequate for the two of us. We had the room steward make the two twin beds into one single.

The service was excellent. This was mostly because of the wonderful room steward.

The entertainment was excellent.

The shore excursions were great. However, when in Mexico, avoid anything not bottled in the US, unless it has some alcohol. To be safe, stick with the Coronas, or mixed drinks, which are free in many places.

Packing suggestion - skip the jeans, both men and women. They are too hot during the day and not appropriate for evening wear. T-shirts and shorts are also not appropriate for evening wear.

Men - light weight shorts and t-shirts for days, then light slacks with either an open collar or polo shirt for evenings.

Women - very casual light weight shorts and about any style top for days, then either a casual dress or light slacks and blouse for evenings.

Plan one formal evening with the men wearing a sport coat and button down shirt with tie, and women wearing a street length dress.

Bring comfortable shoes - boatshoes, sandals, or sneakers for most day wear.

Do not forget sunglasses, swimwear, sunhat or visor, and sunscreen.

Overall, this was a wonderful memorable cruise and we will go again, probably with Carnival.