We took this same cruise last year and this year was just as great! We even stayed in the same cabin in the Aqua Class. AC is a wonderful way to cruise. The best part of many good parts is being able to eat breakfast and dinner in the Blu restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is also. We even had the same waiter as last year and he remembered us.
Blu food is healthy dining but there is plenty to eat. Every meal was outstanding.
Also the AC cabins give you access to the Persian Spa. We spent part of every day there.
The entertainment was very good. The performers all showed a high energy level. We enjoyed every show.
The ship is very clean and kept that way. Our cabin attendant was always ready to help, we had a minor problem with the air conditioning in our cabin and it was fixed in about an hour. The bottled water and flavored water was always there along with a full ice bucket. The canapes before dinner each night was a really nice touch.
The shore excursions we went on were well organized and fun to do.
We had the drink package as part of the 1,2,3 promotion and it did save us some money. The drink of the day was always fun to try -- sometimes more than once!
Getting on and off the ship was easy with no problems.
The only complainant we have is the prices in the casino went up. It seemed it was a minimum of $.40 to play any "penny" slot game. The table games all went to $10 minimums, last year they were $5. It was interesting to see the casino "empty" almost all the time.
We are already looking to go on the Reflection next year as they change to the Western Caribbean so we get some new ports.