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Dede mccombs

Age: 30

Occupation:Residential property director

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Holiday

Sailing Date: 2009-09-26

Itinerary: Cozumel and calica

Avoid Carnival Holiday like the plague! The hallways and most of the common areas smell like raw sewage. The ship is old and poorly maintained although you always saw maintenance guys fixing something. Common area toilets had uratic salt stains (brown ring stain from not being cleaned regularly).

The food was terrible! Most people gain 10lbs on a cruise, I lost 10! The lunch buffet consisted of cold hot dogs, sauerkraut, chips, cold nacho cheese, and hamburgers. The pizza is great if you like the taste of plastic and crust. The main dining food was slightly better but the food wasn't any better than 3 day old leftovers. The rolls were cold and the food was partially reheated. It was the worst food we have ever had. We stopped at taco bell after getting off the ship and was amazed at how fresh the food was if that tells you anything.

The staff was unfriendly and go out of their way to be rude and unhelpful. My husband found a ladies gold watch, room key, and sign and sail card at the pool and took it to the bar to turn in. The bald "dancing" bartender held up his hands and said "not my problem, I am not taking it". My husband insisted that he take it because he was affraid that someone may steal it. The bartender told my husband again that he was not taking it and said "well, maybe you should just go put it back were you found it". Then later in the week we witnessed one of the cruise employees find money on the floor and pocket it!

The shows and entertainment were lame and the performers obviously lacked experience. The photographers on the ship take a ton of photos but somehow ALL of ours just mysteriously disapeared. My husband, the photo shop employee, and I spent 2 hours trying to find our photos with no luck. All they could tell me is that they never throw photos away.

The best thing about this cruise was getting off of it! I would not recommend Carnival cruise lines to anyone. Choose Royal Carribean and you will much happier!

Our room was bad too. The bed was comfy but toilet handle kept falling off and we did not have hot water!

On board activities? What on board activities? We stopped attending them because they were so lame!

Worst vacation ever! We will never sail with Carnival again.

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