This was our 1st cruise, my 15 yr. old son's idea. We purchased FTTF and were on board by 11:30 and were able to access our stateroom immediately. E99 balcony, room was outdated but clean, balcony was was small but EXTREMELY RELAXING!!!!! Bebe, our steward, was amazing-always addressing us by name. He was very sociable and left the cutest towel animals on our beds nightly. One elevator in the Grand Atrium
Plaza did not work most of the time unless you pushed the doors closed but we used it anyway. The first night was windy and rocky, we had so much fun trying to walk around and even attempted to play miniature golf-it was not easy-we laughed so hard.
Food was good-son enjoyed steak for dinners and breakfast. Wait staff was excellent and entertaining. We did the anytime dining. Bar staff near pool area would ask if you wanted a drink, a simple no thank you and they would leave you alone. Very interesting people at the pool area, shall we say several felt very comfortable in their skin (lots of it and exposed).
I enjoyed Freeport more than Nassau for shopping . Walked to Junkanoo Beach in Nassau, drivers are terrible they speed up when you try to cross the street. Overall we had a good time and will do it again. Next time we will try a shore excursion.