This is still a Great 3/4 day fun ship. Enjoy, eat, relax, eat some more and be entertained. She gets worked hard but serves her purpose, like I said "Enjoy, eat, relax, eat some more and be entertained."
We had a really bad experience on the Fascination, but that was in 2001. So I 'm sure things have improved, especially after the letter I wrote to the president of the company.
Our room was hot, as was the rooms of several people who went with us, (this was a June 4 day cruise), we had a water back up problem, they ran out of food, the service was lousy, and the ship was dirty. Would I sail Carnival again? Let's just say we are sailing on the Inspiration Sept. 14th out of Tampa. I believe in giving people and companies a 2nd chance. I think part of the problem with us is we sailed with RCI a couple of times before this cruise, so we had our expectations set high. This time I am not going with this attitude, I am going with a positive attitude. I think you will have a great time if you go with a positive attitude.
I traveled on her in April, and I loved it. I did get a little confised with the layout of the ship, but I loved the food and the rooms. My room was clean and I peeked at the other room and they looked clean too! I noticed that they didn't have the staues I had heard about. I was curious beacuse everyone posted that they were chipped and needed to be redone, so maybe they were getting facelifts when we traveled. I have not one complaint about the ship or the workers-. Some people just look for things to complain about. I was determined to have a relaxing and fun time no matter what!