Boarding was great as was the cruise and the disembarkation.
Five star cruise.
Our cabin 8107 was the strangest that I have ever encountered at sea. It was 575 Sq. Ft which is why we chose it instead of an aqua class cabin which was priced at approximately the same rate for two. Large side veranda and two sloping windows in the front of this corner cabin. Whoever laid out this cabin must have been drunk. Master had a window facing the front but was devoid of furniture except for the bed and a small closet. No paintings, no mirrors, no television, no dresser and no chairs at all. A great deal of empty space !
The second bedroom which I used was 7 feet by 6 1/2 feet, totally windowless and with only a set of bunk beds and small closet. The end table was an open Ikea type and 6 inches wide which held nothing. Again no mirror, bureau, picture or television. With the door closed, it felt like being in a large coffin !
The bathroom was identical in size to almost all the other on the ship which were not suites and was all by itself next to the front door.
The living room held the bureau and a mirror which should have been in the master bedroom/
It has a good modern sofa and two chairs and a small dining table with three dining chairs facing the second front window.
The television was there and well places with the little refrigerator and safe etc .but of course no one could watch television from their bed as there were none there. There was just one picture in the large living room. It was a huge space looked empty of furniture. Certainly a lot of space and if you had young children, they could have fun running around because there was so little furniture. Anyone else could have laid out 575 Square Feet of space better in my opinion.
Having said all that , we were certainly not crowded with just two people in this cabin and we really enjoyed the cruise.
Only small complaint was that the movies under the stars was joke. They should just use the inside screen as the other screen outside was just against the front of the ship and was tiny, with curved distortion etc.
They really should have newer films.
However, we did not go on the ship for the movies.
The show troupe was outstanding as was the magician and acrobats.
However in my opinion the comedians and singers were less than wonderful. Personal taste of course.
Ports were interesting, beaches fantastic and the food on the ship was superb.
If you want to go to the beaches, easy way is just to take taxis after leaving the ship.
We went on two tours, one on the first port,Aruba, to the beach via the Chapel on the hill and lighthouse and the second was on the kayaking snorkeling, beach one on Barbados I think. Both excellent.
The five days at sea two of which were at the beginning and two at the end was so relaxing. Just the right mix of ports and days at sea.
This has spoiled me for one week cruises.