We are all on the upper deck. A guy I work with just got back from this same cruise and said it was a real good time. This will actually be our fourth Carnival Cruise, the other 3 out of Miami. We were in Tampa about a month ago, and checked out the Port. It is really easy to get to, and that short drive will really be nice. What deck are you on?
We're on the Empress deck (no hope for an upgrade)... I would have liked a Verandah room but none were available. It should be a good time. This is the only cruise I've even been on with just one port so it will be a change.