My husband "won" this cruise in a sales incentive program through his company. It was a fully paid trip, other than our excursions. We did not choose our own cabin, and ate all dinners but one in the dining room with other people from my husband's company.
Embarkation was quick and easy. When we arrived at the ship, there was the customary photographer there to record the moment. Our room was ready when we embarked, and our luggage was already waiting by the door. I think we got to the ship at around 2pm.
The ship was really pretty...we loved walking around the first day and discovering fun places to visit. Since this is a port intensive cruise, we didn't spent a whole lot of time on the ship, except at night and on the day it rained.
Our cabin stewards were great, service in the dining room was perfect and we never really had any issues other than having to wait for an elevator a time or two. We took the stairs whenever we could.
Disembarkation was a little chaotic; finding our bags and going through customs took some time. We also had trouble finding a taxi b/c there were SO many people getting off the ship at once.
In all, we were very thankful for the trip, and had a wonderful time in our balcony cabin!