Donna, I couldn't agree with your assessment more at this point! So many SMALL things were lacking on this cruise, that they finally all started to add up, and most of 'em pointed directly at the worst Cruise Director I've ever experienced aboard a Carnival, or any other ship. I only saw him "out and about" once, and that time he was hitting on some young black girls. Didn't stop to talk to anyone else, smile, say hello, or anything? He seemed to delegate all of his "public appearances" to the younger guy with the annoying FAKE South African accent. I'll NOT be sailing with him again! (He even made such a mess of karaoke, that we didn't get to do our long awaited duet!) BUMMER!