We just returned from a Western cruise on the Carnival Liberty. The cruise was very nice however the entertainment onboard was horrible. I should say the entertainment in the Venitian. We've taken many cruises on Carnival and this was by far the worst entertainment we have experienced. The other bands by the Casino and the Piano bar were good. In fact the dancers in the Venitian were very good too but the singing and other acts were not. The crew was extremely nice and ready to help with anything you asked. The dining room staff was also top notch. The ports were ok (have been to them many times) however we did notice that they continue to get more commercialized, guess that goes with the territory. Would we do it again - ABSOLUTELY !