My husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and booked this cruise out of New York City. We live in Manhattan so getting to the terminal was a breeze.
Embarkation was prompt and we were able to actually get in to our cabin around 2PM which was fine. It took about 4 hours for our luggage to be delivered but that was okay - our balcony was fantastic and we used it the whole cruise because the weather was beautiful.
FOOD: This was exceptional and we ate in every specialty restaurant. Especially impressive was Cagney's Steakhouse where the food was as good as any steakhouse I have been to anywhere in the world. Excellent service and very friendly crew in general on this ship. With the exception of the Assistant cruise director (her name was Kanani or something like that) who we found just plain annoying everyone was wonderful. The Cruise Director Darin was one of the best we have seen.
PORTS of CALL: We just love San Juan, having been there many times before and would highly recommend just skipping the tours and doing your own thing as the ship docks close to Old Town.
ENTERTAINMENT: The highlight of our trip was meeting 4 other couples that love to dance and we went up nightly to see Margie and Sam. She has the most beautiful voice we have heard live. Broadway shows were excellent.