My husband and I stayed in new signature suites and they were lovely. Tons of storage space, the bathroom was bigger than expected. Our butler, Nilesh was the head butler and he exceed our every request past our imagination. The suite was worth every penny. The private hallway was serene, we never heard a door open or close. We had breakfast every morning on our patio (which was very large) with a bottle of champagne with fresh orange juice. The small up charge for in room dining for breakfast was worth the money. Our favorites were the steak and fried eggs and crab cake benedict.
The "beetle" button has been referenced in past reviews- we solved it. It is a button on the inside tub that pumps extra oxygen into the jets. The tub also has very cool LED lighting.
Our room and lots of areas on the ship were quiet creaky. The first night on board we had to use our noise cancelling headphones to sleep and we have no problems sleeping. However, this was resolved very quickly. We were lucky enough to have dinner at the Captain's table with the Chief Engineer and within seconds he was on his cell phone and the problem was solved. They also fixed the divider on the balcony that kept slamming into the lock.
The robes, towels and other products all seemed quiet normal to me, nothing special. The toilet paper is dreadful, bring your own.
We did not enjoy the ocean view cafe, worse than my college cafe. We ate at Opus twice, both formal nights. The first night we were at the Captain's table and spoiled to death. The second time we were rushed through the courses, and the food was average. We stuck to the special restaurants the rest of the time and had a fantastic time.
Qsine- worth $90 maybe? but it's 1/2 entertainment from your waiter and 1/2 crazy food. Very fun. Our butler coached us through the best picks.
Lawn Club- one of my favorites. Relaxed atmosphere, small area. We went twice, I enjoyed making our own pizza and learning from the grill masters. I kept asking questions to learn all the little cooking secrets. We felt like we were on a small boat at that restaurant, it was wonderful.
Tuscan- quiet, food is amazing, very lovely. The filet mignon there was the best on the whole ship, along with the creme brulee. It's actually better than a lot of steakhouses I have been to on land.
Blu- breakfast was great, when we left our room, nice alternative to have
We did not do Murano, since we were told it was a 3 hour dinner. Maybe next time.
We won't do the Caribbean again. We docked in St. Maarten and there were 8 other large cruise ships, it was terrible. In St. Thomas we went to St. John and it was great. Puerto Rico- not much to do, we zip lined and it was way more rugged than any zip line I've done in the US.
All in all we had a good time. We never wanted to leave our suite or our private hallway. The small perks were great like a sail way party on the helipad. Every suite is given coupons for free internet, laundry and so forth. They put all the suites with the elite members for different events and disembarkation. We had a tough time on our ship, some of the elite members were so entitled to things it was hard to be around them.
Word to the wise, be nice to the crew members and they will make your vacation that much more enjoyable. Maybe it's a southern thing but you always get more bees with honey.