My wife and I and another couple went on this cruise. We live in Wilmington,De, so it was not more than a couple hours to get to the port ( Cape Liberty). We used a shuttle service which was really a nice way to go, as they drop you and your luggage off. At Cape Liberty Port, you had to take a shuttle bus to the main pier entrance for embarkation.
The ship itself was pretty nice considering its age, maybe 10 or 12 years old or so. Check in was fairly easy except for us we had a trainee do our check in which took a little longer, no big deal. Our cabin was on deck 8 and the stateroom was very nice. Plenty of room for clothing etc. The t.v. was the older tube set, since they are starting to change over to flat screens, which our friends had in their cabin next to ours. T.V channel selection was kind of limited but did not present any problem. Our cabin person was Kenya and she was a fantastic person and very helpful. As far as dining we used "mytime dinning" and it turned out that our waiter and assistant were so nice that we made a reservation every nite for them. Raul and Marz, table 601. Activities were very good and the cruise director and activities director were the best that i have seen in a long time. Shows in the theater were absolutely excellent especially the production shows. Also a spectacular ice show that you should not miss was terrific.
We had sailed on the Adventure Of The Seas which is a sister ship out of San Juan so we kind of knew the layout of the ship. In summary, It was an overall fun experience on this ship and the staff were very friendly. I would recommend this cruise. I would give this ship a 4* rating out of 5 only because it needs some updating because of its age. Hope this was helpful? P.S. The port of calls were Bermuda, St Maarten, Puerto, Rico, Labadee Haiti.