We left from Ft. Lauderdale April 7. This was our first cruise so we were as green as they can be for cruising and totally loved it.
The embarkation went very smoothly, yes there were line ups, but there were also over 2,000 people getting on board! We got to our room in a timely manner and our luggage followed again timely. Martin was our stateroom attendant. He was super, very friendly, and he would be there on the spot when called on the phone, but usually he was in the area anyways. We were very happy with the room. Plenty of storage. We had brought along an Ipod and speakers, which we did not need as there was a good selection of music on the TV.
We have no complaints about the food, we ate alot in the buffet section, and the selection! The servers, staff, were all so pleasant, and came from so many countries and easily answered questions when asked about how long they were on the ship etc.
The captain was very humorous. We were there for a wedding which he did a fantastic job of conducting.
We fully enjoyed the shore excursions, especially the submarine ride at Cozumel. The weather was perfect, sun, sun, everywhere we went.
We tended to hang out at the Mast bar, as it was a smoking area. At times there could have been more staff serving, but nothing serious, we always got our drinks.
We are from Eastern Canada and were amazed at the other cruisers also from Eastern Canada. Bottom line, we will cruise again. The company you keep also adds to the trip and the group we were with were fantastic.