First thanks to Cruise critic board mbrs who really helped us make this trip a great one! Lots of terrific info shared on the bd found us two terrific tours outside the ship in Nicaragua & C Rica where we knew nothing. The tours are All rushed as time is of the essence..esp when moving Lots of folks on/off the ship.
The ship was great. Room was perfect for two, w/o wasted space. The steward was perfect. Ate 1st seating & had a great table. Enabled us to have evenings free or to crash. Loved watching movies under the stars. The dining was great so we never went to the specialty restaurants. And, the "tea" was perfect but make certain you ask for scones! Wine tasting events were fun. Expect to pay for any booze, but quality good & servings as expected. Spanish lessons were beneficial &fun! Worth doing! Shows o/b are varied & everyone seemed to like them..we did a couple & were happy.
Tours are rushed no matter get off the ship! Macau tours online very good for Nic.. Nicaragua is very pooor..wish we had bought more there than C Rica but choices were few. CR is an amazing country & well worth seeing. Used 6 in 1 Odyssey tours online and loved it! Sail/scuba in Aruba was fun but that boat is FULL..might look for private tour there..if you shop then don't do tour..little time! Cartagena is a busy place, go on a tour as Spanish is needed and lots of rip off if you are unaware. Attend tour lectures as they help orient you before you go. Overall it ws a great trip we will long remember!!!Video of Canal trip worth getting.
Panama Not mentioned as a Port but it is a very impt day!! Try to see all and fix a poster so you can be seen in video..it helps. Look around as you lock thru as I saw a family of Lemurs in grass and noone else was looking. Use your binoculars!