My complaint from our last Carny cruise was not the dinner service being slow, but with the bar service at dinner being slow. I think they may have reduced personnel doing that job as I have seen the same complaint from others - or are pushing the wine packages which the dinner servers can provide.
A Bad Day At Sea [with power] Always Beats A Good Day At Work
Alaska 2014 - haven't picked a cruise yet
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, Caribbean 2013