My husband and I love to cruise. We have been on over 40 cruises. This cruise was one of the best. From the time we arrived in the port of Miami till we left everything was perfect. The covered parking garage was a welcome sight since we knew rain was eminent. Handicapped parking was also available at no charge as long as you had the correct forms with you from the port. There also was a covered area to enter the terminal.
Embarkation went well, a little slow but who cared we were on vacation. It seemed everyone arrived at 1130 am and we were all aboard and eating on deck 11 by noon. Many choices for lunch including Asian, Italian, Deli, fruits, vegetables and desserts. Our cabin was ready by 1 pm. It was larger than I thought. Inside cabin was very quiet and clean. Well attended by our room attendant who always left us a cute animal made from the bath towels. The ship has the best jacuzzi I have ever had the pleasure of lounging in. It felt so good to jump in after a day at Cococay. The island has many lounge chairs and a few hammocks. There is a giant waterslide. The water is crystal clear. The barbeque lunch was plentiful. The tender that took you to and from the ship was easily accessible and the wait time minimal. Johnny Rockets was a real treat. Our waitress was adorable and she was a fantastic dancer when she joined all the other waiters in a line dance. The food was great especially the onion rings. Service here as well in the main dining room was excellent. The waiters always made excellent suggestions on what to order. If you could not decide they brought you one of each choice. We are gold members of the Crown and Anchor Society so our meal at Johnny Rockets was free. I believe it is normally $3.98. By the way the music was great if you love 50's and 60's music as we do. Our cruise director was Ricky Matthews. He did an outstanding job. He is a fantastic dancer, singer and host. The Captain was very entertaining. We met him at his welcome party as well as the frequent cruiser party. He gave us a very smooth cruise even though he had anticipated rough seas. There was one cruiser who had been on 147 Royal Caribbean cruises attending the frequent cruiser party. Amazing, she goes on 17 cruises each year.
Nassau was the port of call. We have been there so many times that we just walked to Bay Street to stretch our legs. If you have never been there before take the water taxi to Paradise Island. The Atlantis is a must see as well as The Cloisters. Only criticism I have of the trip is the print on the ship's newspaper is too small and not well organized. Disembarking went smoothly. This trip was a real bargain get away. Don't miss out!