We just got back from our 7 day eastern Caribbean cruse. St.Martin, St.Thomas & Nassau. When we booked the cruse we went online to cruse critic and read up on a few tips and that was most helpful. We took a few minutes to plan each day of meals, entertainment, and off shore trips. We booked each item to get the most out of each day.
The entertainment is excellent. Our top picks are: The Blue Man Group and the adult shows after 11:00 were very good with the Second City Group, and the magic act comedy show. The Cirque show and the dinner murder show were both entertaining and interactive.
Le Bistro, and Cagney's were both our favorite add on dinner locations but the food is great at every location with the exception of the "Taste" dinning area which was just a little slow, and the food was just a bit of the norm.
In St.Martin we just took a cab into the closest town due to rain and we hung out at the beach after things cleared up but by that time it was the end of the day and we had to go back. I was happy that we did not book a big off shore adventure that would have been wet and probably not to much fun.
We packed a bit of support material like rum and some other liquor in a flask that we got online at www.RumRummers.com it fit in our suite case down in bottom unnoticed.
The best part was we were able to get a case of Verve Energy drink on with no problem.
To get the Verve on we did send an email in advance to customer service just asking for permission to bring our daily vitamin that was loaded with nutrition and the fact that it would allow us to really enjoy the trip. We put our luggage tags on the full case of Verve and they delivered it to our room. We took everything out of the mini bar and enjoyed a nice cold verve every day. That stuff mixed well with the rum also so it was pretty cool. AT the end of the trip we just put all the mini bar stuff back in before they did the count.
The adult only pool SPICE H2o was a great spot to relax during the day if you are traveling with or with out your family the Kids area is close enough that you could let them play while you enjoy the massive screen showing peaceful videos, and some music videos.
The spa was very nice and well worth the upgrade cost of 199 for 2 people. If you are going to do it. Take advantage of the entire trip and do it early. We used it everyday and it was our little get-a-way spot of peace. My wife had her nails done and they chipped off, she went back and the redid the all the nails no charge. The cost for some of the other service were a bit high and I was able to get an excellent message on the beach in both St.Martin, and at Atlantis. Atlantis public beach massage was the best, 60 for an hour, 35 for a half hour.
We are planing another cruse in 6 months and we are going to bring a few friends this time and I would consider this trip again but probable do the Western Caribbean