Cruise started with a car trip to Chicago. Stayed at the Rosemont Holiday Inn with the park and fly package. Pretty good deal and get to park in the garage.
Next morning to O'Hare, flight was on time and actually landed in Miami a few minutes early.
We had not made plans for transportation to the ship figuring we would just go by taxi. We were approached by RCI rep who offered a transfer for both of us for around $30. Didn't think that was a bad deal especially for not having to handle the baggage at all. We took their offer and ended up on the bus for only a half hour or so. The attendant on the bus, Jose Fernandez, was extremely rude to one of the passengers. The man, who had a cane by the way, had accidently left his passport in his checked bags. Instead of offering up and saying "No problem we can get it worked out at the terminal". The attendant seemed extremely miffed and told the man he should have had it in his carry on. The attendant then made a smart remark saying "That's why they call it a carry on". Both my wife and I commented to each other how rude the attendant was.
Arrived at the terminal, was easy and quick getting in. Got our seapass cards and off to board. Once inside we found our cabin and then headed up to the pool deck to check things out.
It took some time for our luggage to arrive. We also had reserved the soda package as well as scheduled a spa treatment for the wife. No sign of either of these in the cabin. I checked at three different places trying to get our soda cups. Each time they said they should be in our room soon. Finally a couple of hours after boarding the stateroom attendant arrived with two cups and a letter for the spa, stating it had accidently been placed in another room.
The first evening was spent having a great dinner in the dining room and then a welcome aboard show. We saw all the shows on the cruise that we could and I will say the dancers and singers on this cruise are by far the best we have seen.
Next morning up early at Key West and the Windjammer for breakfast. Was a bit crowded but finally figured out the back part is usually not as busy. Found it was raining but still got off the ship as we wanted to scooter ride around the island. If you are unfortunate enough to find rain here make sure you walk a block or so into the town and buy a pancho. It was $5 each at one shop, just a few feet away only $3.
We found the scooter rental and it had slowed to only a slight sprinkle. We picked up the scooter and motored down to the beach we got married on. Then went around the island a bit then found a place to park at the end of Duvall St. Walked around and shopped, found Elvis singing in a bar. We ate lunch at Sloppy Joe's, by far the absolute best cheese fries in the world!!! Shopped a bit more then back to the ship. Wife had her spa treatment while I lounged in teh cabin. Dinner that night again in the formal dining room, and again it was great food. That evening enjoyed another show and of course had to watch the karaoke which is always good for a laugh.
Next day hung around the pool in the morning after breakfast at the Windjammer and watched a couple of contests, including the belly flop competition. Docked in Nassau and just before we left the ship we purchased a tour excursion. We found it to be pretty interesting even though it rained just a bit. We went to a fort and then the Atlantis Resort which was an awesome place to see. I will say that Nassau is a dirty place and probably not a good area to just get off the ship and walk around. Stay close to the market area and don't go off into areas you are not familiar with. Probably one of the places I would not care to go back to. Back on the ship well before dinner and enjoyed the pool. Dinner in the dining room and of course another show, this time a comedian Steven Smith who was very good and some more karaoke.
Next day was Coco Cay. Just an awesome place to spend the day on the beach. Had a great lunch, and back to the ship to cool off a bit. We lounged on the pool deck people watching then off to early dinner. Went to the farewell show that night, comedy show, and of course more karaoke and the Quest game show.
Next day disembarking was a breeze and purchased another transfer. At the airport and only a few hours to home.
Everything was great. Only down points was the rudeness of the bus attendant at the beginning, and the discovery that when you plugged something into the outlets in the cabin it would fall out. NEED TO REPLACE THE OUTLETS!!!