This was our first cruise, and before we took this cruise we checked some others and read the reviews of the ones we thought were interesting. We booked our cruise thru expedia, on the Caribbean Princess, 9 night sailing out of brooklyn. This was convenient since we live in the bronx. Getting to the ship and on board was fast, 20 min. from the time we got out of the cab until we were in our cabin. Let the party begin, the cruise director, Dan, was great from the time we came on board until we left the cruise. The whole cruise was relaxing, but its seems like we did a lot, well i know we did, and some how we were totaly relaxed. going to the beaches, shopping, wandering the different islands, and the ship. The shows on board, the shore excursions, drinking , eating and just total merry making. i can say that when we did get back to our cabin at night or early morning, we definitly passed out. The best bar on the ship is in the back of the boat at the adults only pool. Definately a chill out spot. nothing was bad about this cruise great weather, great destinations and did i mention the great service, our cabin steward, Filimon, was the best. He kept our room clean, no problem with the towels, even beach towels. turns down your bed at night, leaves chocolates on pillows. Nice touch. The only draw back was the Pizza bar. They need to hire someone from brooklyn to make the pizza. It sucked. But all the other food was great.