Just returned today from a 7-day Bahamas sailing, beginning 11-24-12.
Although it was not the most "fun" or "luxurious" compared to other sailings, this smaller ship offered everything we needed for a relaxing getaway. Perfect weather did not hurt either, 70's through low 80's throughout. Even the last day at sea in the Altantic was warm and sea was exceptionally calm.
Embarkation: This was a breeze: took about 20 minutes from parking the car to getting on the ship. Extremely organized.
Disembarkation: Also a breeze. We were on the road to drive home by 8:00AM
Food was good, some dishes better than others, in both the My Fair Lady Dining room and in the Windjammer buffet. If you didn't like what you ordered, "no problem, mon, I will get you something else" said our Jamaican waiter. Something to please everyone including special needs diets and vegetarian. The lobster was especially good, served on the 6th night.....full size, tender, fine restaurant quality. We went to Chops one evening, and it was equivalent to 5 star dining. The filet mignon melted in your mouth, the mushroom soup was the best I've had. We enjoyed lunch the most, in the dining room rather than the buffet. Great salad, custom made to your liking! If you wanted dinner for lunch, it was on the menu, anything from strip steak to broiled fish, as well as risotto, grilled sandwiches, etc etc etc.
Staff was excellent all around. Always smiling, and some singing while they worked. (REALLY!!) Luke the cruise director was good, but Darryl the activities director was GREAT!
Stateroom: We had a mini-suite Aft and loved it! We had warmth and sunshine on the balcony deck the entire last 2 days at sea! Lots of storage room, seating room, full bathroom with tub, 2 vanities for each to be able to get ready for dinner.
Activities: Lots of choices, but we didn't take advantage, because our room was so wonderful that we spent alot of time there. We did enjoy daily trivia, but the host from Tunisia was not very good. We had fun anyway!
Entertainment: We only attended two shows which were excellent. A comedian and a tribute Temptations band. Very good. The Quest was hilarious as usual. I think they play that game on all the RC ships.
Music: This seemed to be their only weak point. We really love all kinds of music, but just couldn't seem to find a favorite to return to throughout the cruise. They would sell more drinks if they invested in a really good band or trio.
Ports: We did the Ultimate Nature Experience in Port Canavaral. Okay, but not worth the price.
Nassau: We took a $5 taxi ride to the beach and had a wonderful day there. It was right next to the Atlantic Resort.
Coco Cay: Loved this little, private island. Total relaxation, barbeque and grilled food, music, and VERY comfortable lounge chairs. Didn't have to spend a dime, except for a couple Coco Loco's!!
All in all, a great experience with no complaints. Better music would have made it 5 stars!