Originally Posted by camparnett
We just returned last Sat., but went to Cozumel and Calica. Everything went great on the boat for us, but our travel companions were in the back of the ship. On leaving any port or when the ship was moving slowly the whole room shook and rattled items on the desk and walls. They ended up being moved finally our fourth day. Saturday morning the breakfast items were limited because they had ran out. The ship was full and the wharf buffet was always packed and understaffed. It was also extremely warm in that area. We just opted to eat in the dining room.
All in all we had a great time and our port excursions we planned ourselves were great.
We [party of 7] were on there, too. It was the third time on Holiday for DW and I, and we have always found the Wharf to be very warm. That is probably because both ends are open to the deck and most people use it for a passageway from the main pool area to the rear deck. That was one of the few Holiday design elements not carried forward to the Fantasy class, so Carnival must have noticed long ago.
I have no clue why the Wharf was so much more crowded than it was on our two previous cruises, but I also noticed a lot more children than usual for this time of year and learned from some fellow passengers that Alabama schools had adopted a "Fall Break" that we just stumbled onto. Maybe that was a factor [more line slow-downs waiting for burgers?]. We did a lot of fruit and cereal for breakfast, and found that the "taste of the nations" side of the buffet was usually lighter at lunch. The deli line had some good stuff, too.