At almost 20 years old, she is one of the oldest cruise ships at sea. Her recent $50 million dollar refurbishment didn't go far enough to address the constant toilet issues, hot "cold" water, and tubs that filled half way up during a shower. Old beds and poor air conditioning didn't really make you feel special paying $6000 USD for a grand suite.
The only modern update was flat panel TV's and interactive ship navigation screens.
Internet is a outrageously expensive (we needed it for business) at $350 for the 14 night cruise.
There is up to a 5 minute delay in connecting and of course the clock is ticking down your minutes - so beware.
Alcohol prices have jumped significantly bottle beer $6 and mixed drinks $7.20
Windjammer okay - food was hot - but of standard quality
Dinning Room was so bright it could have doubled for a seniors retirement cafeteria. They claim the wrong bulbs (non dimming) got install in the February refresh - either way the windjammer was romantic compared to Wal Mart store lighting in the DR
Sauna & Steam room were filthy and needed to be disinfected - the stench was unbearable
Fitness equipment worked - but they are as old as the ship
The CL was very nice as was Luca our concierge
Casino is OLD - some machines still dispense quarters - a lady at my roulette table caught the dealer not giving her right compensation winnings...
Day 10 of 14 was enough - I wanted to get off this old bucket of bolts and return to sailing the large (not mega) ships. The small ones have their good points, but the lame entertainment and lack of really good food made us want to call a water taxi !