This was our first cruise, we were in heaven from the moment we got to the pier. We had booked a suite so there was no waiting to get on we showed our papers and were on the ship.
Arrived a day early to assure no problems, booked our own hotel saved a lot of money. Used a limo service, Ace Transportation, to go from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. Only cost $65 vs the cab which would cost $85.
We were in a junior suite. Our room attendant, Patricia, was the best. We tipped her $20 when we got there and she made sure we always had towels and a clean room. She made cute animals out of towels, candy on our pillow each night, asked daily if we needed anything. We could not have been happier with our room.
Having the balcony was great. Hubby could sleep and I could enjoy the views. Had breakfast out there almost every day. Wow the sunrises and sets were worth the extra along with the privacy it afforded us.
The food -- what more could I say -- yum. Presentation was great, food was to die for. We ate a lot. Hubbie gained 10 lbs.
Tried both restaurants and loved them both, Had escargots, had creme brulee yum yum. You can have anything you desire and as much of it as you want.
Enjoyed the spa but felt left alone to figure things out.
Only issue, would not buy the soda package again. Didn't really use it. Lemonade, juice, ice tea, water, tea, coffee free.