My kids loved the Recess and wanted to attend most nights, which was a pleasant surprise for us.
The Nick characters are not out and about, which was a little disappointing. I know its hot, so I thought they may show up in the Recess area at times, but didn't. The best time to see them was at the character breakfast. They did schedule some events, but they were usually late in the day while in port. This made it a little tricky to attend b/c the kids were usually exhausted.
Deck 14 holds the childrens recess area. We spent many nights traveling the corridor from the spa to this area. I felt bad for the persons housed on this floor...there was a constant flow of traffic all day and night.
The entertainment was spectacular. We saw the Blue Man Group and the Circa De So lei, both were great. The circus show was amazing, it did have a risque story line which I thought could have been left out. My kids didn't get it, but older children may.
Overall, I would strongly recommend this ship to anyone, especially if you have children! There was always something to do with or without the kids. Its just beautiful.
Took an hour from ship to arrive at pool. Very disappointed.
The park itself is amazing, has everything you could even think to do, but a lot of time is wasted getting there and returning to ship.
I would think it can be a vacation all its own.
The island seems to be lacking in infrastructure. I saw people washing dishes outside in tubs, and people urinating in public along the road. The restrooms in the port area could not flush the paper, it was thrown away.
The beach next to the port was beautiful, a lot of restaurants and shopping on the street side.
People were friendly.
Nice size city, clean, people very friendly.