Sailed on Sun in Mar, 2012 out of Pt Canaveral & loved it! This time out of Miami & liked the cruise/ship, but HATE PORT OF MIAMI! Drove to Hyatt Place & left vehicle...nice hotel & free parking & free shuttle TO port ($12 p/p on return -more later!) Got to ship & were in room w/in 60 minutes of arrival at port! (we were only ship in Port - on a Wed.) Room was OK (standard balcony.)
Had not been to 4 of 5 ports, which was major reason for booking. Booked the "3 specialty restaurants" deal. Italian was OK for me (wife did NOT like!); French was very good; & the Steak was Great, as usual!
Took several excursions....if u don't like street vendors, beggars, etc., DO NOT get off the ship in Cartagena! They are everywhere! Had good to great times there anyway....same in Aruba, Curacao, St. Maarten, & St. Thomas.
Crew not quite as good as March trip (new Captain...only saw at the Latitudes "stuff," unlike previous Capt, who we saw every day!) Saw ALL top Officers EVERY day, which is exceptional...none were afraid to pick up stuff on the floor, bus tables, etc. Great bar waiters & restaurant staff. Room steward was fantastic, but couldn't control the water on balcony....couldn't use 75% of the time on an 11 day trip! He used a squegee constantly, but a stuck drain somewhere behind us would just load it back up again....might as well had an inside or oceanview!