Have had previous cruises with carnival but unfortunately this one was well below the standard of those.Embarkation was undisciplined and chaotic, most would have been given a specific boarding time but it appeared no one took notice of it, board as soon as possible.No organisation of crowd.
Washing machines in the laundry was another dogs breakfast with only 1 machine available for 3000 passengers at one stage. Some very irate guests.
Lifts were not always working, at least 1 or 2 out of action in each set.
Food was below standard in quality and menu choices breakfast was same old same old every day as was most other meals in lido buffet. Bacon very salty, sausages very tough skin, other dishes very spicy.
Sail / signcards were left at cabins to be collected when guests arrived on board, could not book shore excursions or pay money In to accounts without card. Long lines to do any transactions at guest services or book excursions.
Children as usual running & yelli ng In the passage ways.
Noise from directly above our cabin went on until 2 am usually, every dropped item,every dragged item was heard .
Tendering from ship to shore at Benoa (Bali ) was extremely slow as was Komodo Island .Some organised tours were late starting.
Cabin crew were very friendly , courteous & helpful as were our wait staff. Could not wish for better. This was used as a Shakedown cruise & we were the guinea pigs!
Have some Real Australian dishes on the menu.
Carnival should consider an Apprpriate refund to most guests for such a sub standard CRUISE !! (CARNIVAL Spirit out of SYDNEY is so much better organised & operated )
Cabin was good.Met our needs.Staff were very friendly , courteous & helpful. Always left us new towel animal each day.They work so hard to please all.
We did a ship tour, saw 6 Dragons including a baby one up in a tree, Timor Deer, & a wild pig. Guides & Ranger were very helpful explaining about dragons & other animals and trees on the island.
Tender to island resort, did some shopping, saw some of the resort as well as some of the activities available, just enjoyed the area.