The Ship This was an absolutely amazing cruise! My husband and I went and it was cruise #5 for both of us. Since there was very little that I didn't like about the cruise I will start with the dislikes.
Most of the decor of the ship was well outdated. Some of it was ok, like the Bar Blue and the Cinn-a-Bar. But kalidescope blvd was horrible. It was like something from the '90's. And the ship itself seemed to have a lot more motion than any other I've been on even though we had relatively calm seas. Unfortunately, most of the cruise the weather was not very warm. We arrived in Miami and it was it the mid thirties. On the news it said Iguanas were falling off trees because of the cold. However, even with limited amounts of sunshine we still had a blast.
Dinning- We had the main seating in the Platinum dinning room and it was exceptional. Our head waiter was Telly and assistant waiter was Eka. The food was almost always perfect, Telly was very skilled at bottle opening and of course the chocolate melting cake was out of this world. Our Maitre' D was also excellent, one night he sang 'You look wonderful tonight' and it was pretty good. We also ate in the Emerald room supper club one night. Do yourself a favor, eat here and try the chocolate sampler.
The food was amazing, the music, however was a little off. It went from Italian opera to '80's pop. Service- Aside from the dinning room the rest of the service was also excellent, our room steward, Marlon remembered our name from the first day and pretty much everyone that worked on the ship that we encountered was super friendly. We didn't have any problems with room service and I was addicted to the reuben all week. About halfway through the week my husband sprained his foot and we had to rent a wheelchair for the remainder of our cruise. It was $100 for the week and at the end of the week we got $50 back. We were really worried about getting on and off the tender in Grand Cayman but the crew helped him and made sure they carried the chair onto the tender for us after they helped him. There was also a reserved spot for wheel chair users in the Amber Palace and that was very helpful because by the time we got there all of the isle seats were gone and we weren't really sure where we were going to sit and a woman ushered us over to where we could park the wheel chair. Everyone was exceptionally helpful. And the cruise director Ryan was the best we've had. Informative without getting annoying.
Cabin - Next to a room with a family that had a crying child. We could hear the child, the mother yelling at the child and another child slamming the balcony door and yelling out on the balcony every morning. This is next to a room that has extra beds so maybe families frequently get this room.