I just got back from a 7 day Western Caribbean cruise and it was great!! This is our first cruise and I would recommend it to anyone.
Day 1 - We got to Fort Lauderdale at about 9. We took the Tri County Express to the Port of Miami which I recommend because on the way back we took a cab that was charged on a meter and they purposely drive slow having a bill of almost $80. When we arrived someone took our luggage and we went through all the security which was a breeze!! I have to give them credit for always having a smooth transaction everywhere. We found our cabin which was an OK size for 3 we had a standard oceanview, and later received our luggage.
Day 2 - Was all day at sea. We woke up and decided to go to the Windjammer which was HUGE it was this buffet that wrapped around this whole cafe. Then we looked around the ship which you won't have time to see everything, went in the pool and got a tan.
Day 3 - Labadee was ok.... there want really much to do since I'm 14 but everyone 18 and older went parasailing or waverunners.. the beach is nice except there are a lot of jellyfish everywhere. We took Castaway at Malfini which was the same as Labadee just less crowded. You get a little boat that takes you there, hear some history, arrive with people greeting you with a nice drink. You get a float mat and can sit on the chairs -- there were also some stairs leading into the huge mountains and I think a well was up there but we saw a lizard cross the stairs and freaked out!! If you want to just get away then go to this one it is very peaceful but not enough to to in such long time
After we got back on the cruise from boats that bring you back and forth we were starving! We went to the Windjammer and got some lunch. Later on in the night we got our compass that told us what was going on in the night we decided to catch the show at the metropolis theatre which was right by a room thank god and watched John Joseph AND HE WAS HILARIOUS the funniest person ever.
Day 4 - Ocho Rios was nice. We choose water tubing which was really fun and relaxing. The ride is long and scary you drive up a 1 lane 2 way rode ahhh that was the only bad part. but I recommend it. Later we saw the ice show and it was amazing. We also went to Margaritaville. The music was nice and the pool the service and food wasn't great... the margaritas were really good though. shopping pshh everything was soooooooooo much money wow that's all I have to say.
Day 5 - Grand Cayman -- We went swimming and snorkeling with the stingrays. That was a lot of fun scary though. I'm still not sure -- were not to touch them. They're everywhere they really do glide on your feet. we ate ate Hammerheads which was good a lot better than the food at Margaritaville and once again prices were outrageous.
Day 6 - Cozumel was super fun. We went on catch a wave snorkel and bond adventure -- if you can swim and you like to participate in things take the bond. They take in a nice boat explain some rules then we took the clear bottom boat and got to some nice fish came back went snorkeling which was the first time for me and was beautiful. Then we went under water on like a scooter and got to about 15 feet under and you can actually breath in this bubble that was fun. Then they have unlimited free non virgin and virgin drinks, food and music for free!!
At night we got to see THE OSMOND BROTHERS which was cool and even sat next to them at the Windjammer.
Day 7 - We just relaxed watched some activities and packed
Ship Info - Just beautiful always clean really big and elegant.
Activities - OH GOSH SO MUCH you will never get bored just go to shows -- and OUR CRUISE DIRECTOR SHANE WONDERFUL!!!
Service - Excellent, always someone there to help perfect service -- one problem all employees do not speak fluent English all are from some other country.
SHANE (cruise DIRECTOR) MAD PROPS AND HE'S A LITTLE HOTTIE