We were looking for a weekend "get a away" and this was the perfect choice for us. We arrived at the port around 1:30pm and got right on the ship and didn't stand in any lines at all. Once on board, we were able to go directly to our Junior Suite which I was very happy with. Nice size room with balcony and the bathroom had a tub although a little dated, but not bad at all and much better than I was expecting for an older ship.
We ate lunch at the windjammer, food was just warm but enough selection to make it interesting. After we ate, we walked around the ship and it was all decorated for Christmas and it was very nice. Much of the carpeting was already replaced and was new. It didn't seem like an older ship at all and I was very impressed even though we have been on 4 other cruises with 3 being Voyager class ships and 1 on the Freedom this past September. Everyone on the ship was extremely friendly and our wait staff was first rate and never had to ask for anything. The staterooms have already received new bedding and the beds were very nice.
Even the the weather wasn't the greatest with clouds and rain, we stopped in Coco Cay and had a nice walk around the island and ate at the buffet. The water was too cold for my taste so we just laid on the lounges and listened to the band. Nassau was a little better weather, but we just walked around and window shopped. The wind and seas were a little higher coming back and the ship tossed a little, but nothing to ruin your time and I didn't see anyone bothered by it.
All in all we had a great time and we booked another cruise in February after the ship goes through its 13 million dollar renovation. It's going into dry dock around Jan 15 through Feb 15 and they told us it will look like a new ship, so I am looking forward to seeing the differences. They are changing public areas all over the ship and moving bars around and upgrading the dining room and windjammer cafe. They are adding a Sorrentos pizza parlor and a Johnny Rockets burger cafe. A cruise is what you make of it, and we always make the best of it!