Number of Cruises: 1
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Jubilee
Sailing Date: September 27th, 2001
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
There was only two redeeming values about this experience-the formal dinners and getting off this prison ship.
There were excessive lines for everything on this ship-embarkation, debarkation, for food and bar service. Every time there was a major event like getting on or off, the Carnival staff was slow and not expeditious. This was true of the food lines as well. The food was bland and not worth the wait. The formal, sit-down dinners were a joy and this food was quite good.
However, bar service was weak and the drinks were weaker. There was little to do on this ship as the casino pays little and occupies a small space compared to the number of passengers. Even the BINGO was expensive and again, we had to wait 1/2 hour just for it to start after it was scheduled to start. The shows were boring and weak-the comedian was good but the show was only 1/2 hour. After a while, it seemed like the cruise director was not actually the cruise director but rather, the head salesperson as you are constantly being asked to shell out more and more $$$.
The cabin shook like a B-17 in WW2 over Berlin as I lost a lot of sleep. This experience was costly and more stressful than if I had stayed home and worked. I would suggest to any married man to simply give his wife 1000 dollars and send her off to the mall. Then I would simply treat myself to a upscaled golf package or simply watch football for the weekend or something of the like (whatever your hobby is). As a couple, you will have more fun and spend less.
Overall, the only person I would suggest this experience to would be my enemies.