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Pat Waguespack

Age: 65


Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Ecstasy

Sailing Date: 2011-06-16

Itinerary: Cozumel

Camp Carnival for children was on my "need" list so that my two granddaughters would have plenty to do--they are cousins and were excited to be together. Because one was 8 yrs. and the other was 9 yrs. Carnival would not allow them to be together in the same class, so therefore they were really upset (as was I) that we would have to find other things to do because of this. Carnival does not offer kid friendly activities outside of Camp Carnival except swimming which they did not want to do but once because the salt in the water was so overwhelming.

Food was not good; was willing to pay at a restaurant other than ones included in total price, but there was none. Servers at dining hall and at shows were not helpful or friendly at all--room service was the best, although there weren't many menu choices and really didn't want to go to room to eat.

I have been on three cruises and this was definitely the worse--heard Royal Caribbean was much better--couldn't really be worse.

Food was not good--adult or kids. Breakfast in dining room was okay--dinner was acceptable only once. Buffets were basically like fast food.

Clean, but had requested king bed and got twins. Slept about 3 hours per night because of this.

Not kid friendly--was taking two granddaughters on first cruise. They probably won't ever want to go on another because of their Camp Carnival experience, or lack thereof. Not much for kids to do except swim.

Didn't go on shore because of Mexico drug problems.

Okay, but not worth $3,000 for 3 people. Probably should have just given my grandchildren the money.

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