We got back from our cruise a week ago and though I'd quickly share my experience for other first timers like me.
I was very impressed with this cruise. Carnival lives up to the name 'fun ship'. It was a peasure to look over all the people on the top deck having fun, dancing and being in a great place. It truly is a diversion from everday life. The crew was amazing and and very attentive.
Our cabin steward must have had a 6th sense. Evertime we left the room for a while, we would ccome back to straitened towels, folded toilet paper, and the bath mat re-coiled up where it shoulld be.
There is a variety of things to do for everyone.
Overall I am pleased with the experience and this is one of my most memorable vacations.
On a side note, we stayed in Fort Lauderdale for 3 days after the cruise. Taxi's are very expensive. It cost us $90.00 to go from the Port to the Hyatt in FTL. We decided it was time to rent a car-The concierge suggested Gold Coast car rental. They bent over backward to accomodate us and even met us at the office at 5:30 Sunday morning to take us to the miami airport. Great service and good prices from this company.
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