After speaking with several Carnival reps and getting a myriad of answers (why is this?)I was told the hot tubs would be working for our sailing on 8/7 per corporate office. Apparently there were some mechanical issues with the tubs. I did get a bit of a scare when the fist rep I spoke with told me she wasn't aware of any hot tub problems but the slide wouldn't be working on our cruise. I thought "No hot tubs or slide. What kind of a ship is this?" Corporate assured me that ALL amenities would be up and running. IM hoping the pool and slide are OK as this would be a real upset for my son and IM sure other kids as well as "grown up" kids.