Ship Info: The ship came out in 2001, so my family thought it would definitely look older than most ships. However, the ship was renovated recently and does not really look old. One of our worries about going on this cruise was that it is an older ship, but it was not a problem!
Activities and Entertainment: They definitely had fun and very entertaining activities such as pool volleyball, Zumba classes everyday poolside, themed parties, Family Feud, and even "Dancing with the Stripes" where guests that wanted to participate were paired with crew members and the couples competed against each other like in the TV show, Dancing with the Stars. Was definitely quite comicial! The shows were very good and our favorites were the illusionist, Jason Bishop, and the comedian, James Stevens III. They also had a DJ on the revelations lounge on deck 11 almost every night and many people would dance.
Destination: We went to Bermuda and it was such a beautiful island! I recommend horseshoe bay beach, which was by far the prettiest beach in the area. It was a 25 minute bus ride but it went quickly. Do not book the excursion though, it is a waste of money! The excursion was $30 per person for 3 hours at horseshoe bay beach, but as soon as you get off the ship you can buy a round trip bus ticket to the beach for only $7 per person. We also went to Snorkel Park Beach which was pretty nice and just a 5 minute walk from the port, but it did not beat horseshoe and the name of the beach is very misleading, we saw very few fish through our snorkels. Was a little disappointed.
Stateroom: We had a typical interior stateroom. We didnt spend much time in our room and only used it to get ready for dinner and to sleep. The pillows were pretty uncomfortable, but we asked our
cabin steward to bring us better pillows and he happily did. Also, bring your own blowdryer ladies (or men with very long hair)! For the blowdriers they have in the cabins, you have to keep your finger pressed on the button the entire time in order for it to work, which was a nightmare for me, who has thick hair, and my daughter with long hair.
Dining: For breakfast, they had everything but I stuck to French toast and waffles, which was very good. Just be warned that the close the pancake station at 10(earlier than the other stations) to prepare for lunch. For lunch, they also had a very big selection. The pizza station was the most popular as well as the burger station by the pool and the panini station. There were many other stations filled with delicious food, but these were just a few stations that people enjoyed! As an afternoon snack, we enjoyed the sushi. It wasn't like sushi that you would find in an Asian restaurant, but it wasn't bad. As for dinner, the food in the main dining room was very good! We had everything from lobster to rib eye and finished off the night with tasty desserts like chocolate lava cakes. I got the créme brûlée a few times, it was very delicious!
Children's Club: My daughter was 15 and attended the "X Club" for the first few nights to make friends and then they went off on their own for the rest of the nights on the ship. She enjoyed the scavenger hunts that they played and dodgeball. As far as smaller children go, there were groups of kids from the children's club that we would see around the ship once in awhile with their counselors and they looked like they were having fun.