Yes, we did have a great time in the ports!
We had been spoiled on our previous two cruises with Carnival. The bartenders were not friendly and did not even reply when you spoke to them. Even the photographers were not friendly as we had experienced in the past.
We were really disappointed, especially since we have always cruised with friends and family (large group) and this was our first cruise with just myself and my husband. Like I mentioned, we had been bragging about what a great vacation a cruise was and were in the planning stages with my sisters and their families for another. We have pulled the plug on it after this experience. We may try a resort vacation instead.