February 2, 2009
We have cruised most recently on another line but were offered an opportunity to book this Carnival cruise.
When we booked, we were aware of the change in itinerary, so that was not a problem and we were able to use the shipboard credit offered. However, we found the food to be average at best and the crew unfriendly and unhelpful. Many seemed unhappy to be working there.
The ship's decor was dark, tacky and strange. The dining room, full of purple grapes everywhere, was the tackiest of all.
There was some type of stabilizer malfunction, which we could feel horribly in our cabin, which was on the back of the ship. We were told of this by the dining room waiter, but when we tried to talk to the people at the purser's desk, they denied it and were accusatory toward us. This was the first time I have felt such rockiness that I was sick.
The ship's internet was very slow and the internet cafe employee kept offering excuses as to why it was slow that day. He never offered to refund any minutes for the 15 minute stretches when the screen was stuck.
Overall, it was not a good experience and we will never cruise with Carnival again.