This was my 9th cruise and I had a wonderful time. We stayed in Miami the night before and arrived at the Port at 10:30. We were a little late getting on the ship, around 12:00, due to someone pulling a fire alarm. The line moved fast and we went straight to the nice dining room to be served a VERY GOOD Cod and Rice lunch. We enjoy less food at a more formal setting. Before going to our room we explored the ship. The ship was clean and nicely remodeled. Our rooms were ready at 2:00. We had heard the rooms were small but I had no idea they were this small. We had an inside cabin and you could barely move in the room. The bed almost touched each side of the wall and you had to climb out the bottom to get in and out of it. We never stay very long inside so it was not a problem but if you are claustrophobic you need to get an outside and larger cabin. The rooms were always clean and nicely made up with plenty of towels and ice. The Ports were wonderful. We took a shared bus at both Ports for only $5.00 a piece for each way. We went to a beautiful beach one day and looked in the shops and we went to Paradise Hotel and played in the Casino on one day. The Private Island had plenty of chairs and the cook-out was traditional picnic foods. Getting to and from the ship to the Island was smooth and easy. I am not a "show person" but my husband is. He said the shows were not good. Need I say more? The Casino on the boat was small with very few slot machines but I still had a good time. I won money and gave it back. If you are a gambler you know what I mean. We ate all our meals in the smaller nice dining room and the service was always wonderful. I must be honest in saying the food was just ok. I am not saying it was bad but I have had much better. I wish we had gone to a Specialty Restaurant one evening as I heard they were so good. There are 2 for 1 Martinis every night in the Martini Bar. They were wonderful and very strong. Other drinks were very high priced. The wines ranged from $30 - $100. I had one coke at $2.50.
Again, it was a nice ship and the service was great.
I would probably not take another "FreeStye" cruise because of the dress code and just average food. This is a cruise for more casual type of people. I like looking nice and a more formal type of cruise. Most people did not dress up even in the fine dining rooms. Usually a Martini bar has quiet music and a more "formal" feel but not this one. I sat it a chair that was wet from a man that had been sitting there in his bathing suit. I was dressed in nice evening wear and was not to happy. Again, the food was not bad but it really was not that good. You always had plenty of choices and never went hungry. The staff were very hard workers and tried to please everyone.