Our travel party consisted of myself (43), husband (44), daughter (21), son (18), son (13), daughter's boyfriend (21), and my parents (70s). This cruise was to celebrate our son's graduation from high school. We live 5 hours from Jacksonville so we chose to drive down on Sunday and spend the night. We got to port around 11AM, got parked and luggage porter got luggage and took to ship. We have sailed from 3 other ports and this was by far the easiest and quickest port to get into. The whole check in process was less than an hour.
Boarded the ship and went to eat lunch while we waited to get to room. Room was ready about 12:30. The ship was awesome. The food was great! We walked around the ship while we waited to leave. Everything was very nice. Very clean and well kept. Crew was great! They were very accessible, friendly and knowledgeable. Absolutely no complaints about ship or crew members.
We had the late seating at dinner. The food great every night. The wait staff was awesome. Again, we have sailed on 3 other ships, 2 being Carnival, and this was the best of the bunch!!
Day 1 was a sea day. We spent the day at the pool, the waterslides, and playing trivia games. Always something going on.
Day 2 was Nassau. We had been here before. No big deal here. We did get off the ship two of our party had never been. We took a horse and carriage tour. Tour was good and affordable. $10/person.
Day 3 was Little Stirrup Cay. In my opinion, Carnival needs to scratch this port and go back to Key West. They had waterslides and things to do, but were very expensive. We were told there was no where to shop, so I didn't take cash, well we get there and yes, there were shops. However, everything had Coco Cay on it. I'm still confused about the name of the island. I thought Royal Carribbean Cruises owned Coco Cay. Other than the beach, not a lot to do. We only stayed a little while, and we went back to ship. This was a tender port, and that was time consuming.
Day 4 was a sea day. Again enjoyed the pools and activities on board the ship.
Day 5 was Jacksonville. Very organized debarkation. Took only a couple of hours to get everyone off. Got luggage. Easy process also.
Shows in the theater were great! Hasbro the Game was very good also. We loved all the trivia games they had also.
Would I do this cruise again? Yes I would!! There is enough going on onboard, that you would not even have to get off in the ports and you would not be bored. If you are, it's your own fault.