For an aging "FOR SALE" ship this is a well cared for "used car". I am not really surprised at the cleanliness. They work very hard at it but the old gal is showing her age.
The bed was surprisingly comfortable and the room has been well maintained. The shower was smallish but very clean and has modern shower controls. The TV is almost non-existent unless you want to watch and listen to the cruise host bombard you with sales pitches. At least there were NO political ads! The brochure advertised first run movies are mostly 1940's era. 15 minutes after unpacking I flipped the TV on and was entertained by "The Day The Earth Stood Still" with Patricia Neal. FIRST RUN? Brochure advertised flat screen? A REALLY old 12 incher that was mostly green and black...I guess green and black COULD be considered color???? These TV sales pitches continue NON-STOP throughout the ship as it seams the main thrust of this line is to make as much money as possible...nickeling and dimeing their guest to death! Many "Bahama" souvenirs (actually made in China cheap-ware) are being hawked at every well traveled corner. Want a drink of water in your room? Bring it from the galley. If you drink the bottled water on your room desk it will cost you almost $5.00 a bottle.
The food is plentiful and colorful in the buffet but not very good to the pallet. The evening meals were just plain AWFUL. I became ill twice after eating the evening meals. Someone needs to hire a head chef and redeaux the entire menu.
Entertainment on this ship is mostly worn out shtick comedy delivered by the cruise host. He does a fair job but he's not the best. His comedian sidekick needs to be replaced immediately. This guy is NOT funny. Want some reference? I was a morning jock loony-tune on one of largest radio stations on the east coast for over 15 years. I know comedy and this guy is a total failure at his craft. He needs to find a new line of work.
Casino??? NOT!!! Old worn out slots that keep virtually EVERY coin you toss their way. My advice...STAY OUT OF THE CASINO!!!!!! I spent about 2 hours (from boredom) each day/evening and walked away minus every penny I deposited on the tables and in the machines. There is no "getting up on these guys. The slots are the tightest, oldest(still working..sometimes) I have EVER seen and the tables change limits at the drop of a hat. Play for 3 and all of a sudden you are told the limit is now 5, etc. Cards are not changed unless someone is eating into the house a little. Then the cards and/or the dealer are changed immediately....AGAIN...STAY OUT OF THE CASINO!!!!! You might as well throw your money overboard.
I would say this ship should have been retired a few years back. The crew is well trained at cleaning, waiting and selling but not cooking. I can sum our experience up with this note. Compare the entire ship to the dining rooms...OUTSTANDING wait staff delivering garbage to the tables. This is an old worn out ship and the R/C is getting all they can before scrapping her. You might want to look at another line for that el-cheap-o cruise. This cheap-o, after all the tack ons, cost us well over $1000.00