We did the New Year's cruise and just had a wonderful time. Embarking was easy, including having all our wine pass on through! Our cabin was just fantastic. We had an Aft balcony, which was huge! Every morning we had breakfast brought to our cabin which we would have out on the balcony and then each evening we would have a glass of wine on the balcony before dinner. It was very very nice. I would never cruise again without having a balcony.
The food was good, not always great, but very good. We especially enjoyed having sushi each evening. Our servers Manuel and Danny in the Platinum Room were very nice and fun.
New Year's Eve was soooo fun on the ship. So many people out on the Lido deck, dancing, partying and just having a great time.
We booked all of our own excursions and I am so glad we did! I did research on CruiseCritic.com and on the internet. It saved us money and we did not have to be in big crowds. Each port we did something a little different and it was great.
One draw back to us was the lines getting off the ship. Getting back on did not seem to be a problem, but it always seemed that there were many people backed up onto the stairways just standing there waiting to get off. Sometimes it was very frustrating!
All in all it was a great time and would definitely recommend this ship and destination to everyone.