Being new to cruising we were worried what to expect and what was expected of us. We should not of worried,staff guided us all the way through our cruise with anything we needed. The Fun ships with carnival are very casual which was a little disappointing when it came to dining, I felt it was a little too casual with people wearing baseball caps etc especially when elegant evening no restrictions were enforced!
New Year's Eve was amazing with the party on the lido and free flowing champagne with Times Square countdown on the big screen.
Dunns falls excursion with the carnival was only $20 different to a local company so easier and safer to book with the ship.
Getting to Washington dining room is a bit complicated as the ships galley is located in the centre of the ship so it's down to deck one or two walk to the aft then use them elevators to go up to deck three or four,you can't get there just walking along deck three,four or five.
Cozumel I booked a driver for the day $90 for 3 hours then $20 an hour after that,he can take up to 8 people, he is crescencio Lopez Tun,email email@example.com or search him on Facebook he is the best and was recommended to me.
Kids clubs were great never saw the kids the whole two weeks when on sea days or evenings.
Staff were friendly and always called you by your name,on your time dining you can request where to sit so you can keep the same waiters if you wish.
I would use carnival again but maybe try a newer ship.