The first days were rough. My oldest son got sea sick for the first time. Luckily, I had brought Dramimine. Our cabin was on the 11th deck, so we felt a little more of the rough seas I think. I will self assist next time for our luggage. I wanted to, but hubby didn't think he could carry all our luggage off. We had more leaving than coming! Yea, a lot of people, including myself were ****ed at Carnival for not letting us off the boat. They did turn off all the machines, and there was no food or drinks. My kids were driving me nuts thirsty. After treating you nice all week, they treated us like we did not belong there anymore. They were rude, saying everything was closed..they even turned off the ice machines! Anyway, if I remember correctly, weren't you driving from Illinois? We met several people from that area. I met a girl named Melinda, and her boyfriend and met a funny guy named Don that was in that group too. Do you know them by chance. Don was always drinking in the casino. A real funny guy.