Carnival Cruise Lines
December 15, 2003
We were on the December 15, 2003 cruise to Belize, Limon and Colon.
We have been on over 20 cruises and feel that Carnival gives you your monies worth.
The embarkation at Port Everglades was a little over two hours long. That was not great for anyone but the elderly travelers were having a bad time with it. I do believe that the identification cameras were broken, I do know that there were only two working as we boarded.
We were very happy with our cabin and our cabin stewardess was fabulous the whole 8 days.
Our dining room table was well located and we had no problem with the wait staff. One time they did forget to bring me an appetizer, but you eat too much anyway on these cruises. The food was good but not fabulous and I have had better on Carnival.
Do check out the deli on the lido deck as the sandwhiches are great.
The entertainment was OK, not as good as we have had on Carnival, but better than some cruise lines.
The casino was great the first night. Then I should have just used it as a walkway to dinner.
We had two preteens with us and they had a good time. A good group of kids, this time, except the last night a small group of ruffians tripped my son on purpose as he was going to the arcade. We have been on the Spirit also and I must say I do not like the location of the ardades on both of these ships. The kids have to walk in a walkway around the theatre and it can be an area where trouble may brew. I did call the pursers desk about this and they informed me they were aware of this group of teenagers and security had taken them away from the area.
The only shore excursion we booked was in Belize to the Altun Ha Mayan Site. It was one of the best tours I have been on. Well worth the money.
Even though we did not have great weather on the cruise we had a good time and would book again.