The cruise started with the easiest check-in I can remember. We found our interior cabin to be larger than expected and on a deck that was high and easy to everything. The cabin was clean and modern. Our cabin server was great and very helpful - no complaints from us. The ship is very nice, but as others have said it is time for refurbishing, but that is hardly something to complain about.
The food was generally good, breakfast was the best and lunch was good too. Dinner had its challenges. We elected the dine any-time and we had to wait a little to be served, but it wasn't that long as we came down after 7 p.m. What did take long was the service at the table. Some nights we just elected to eat at the buffet and that was fine. The meat in general was a little tough, but the chicken was always good. The deserts were great and in general the food was good.
The ports of call were what sold us on the cruise and we enjoyed them all. We were sorry to miss out on the Turks, More
but the storm caused that. The captain did a great job navigating around the storm so "great job". The entertainment was fine too, we enjoyed the comedian, the ventriloquist, and the piano player and quartet.
The staff was were friendly and I can't remember better. After reading previous reviews of this ship, my husband and I were far less critical. We never felt like the ship was crowded. Frankly, we enjoyed the cruise and would choose this cruise line and ship again. Less
We were here before, snorkeling great at beach at Westbutt just take city bus, only $2 and about 45 minute ride to the most beautiful setting at western end of island. Went into town and crossed bridge and had a beer - no shopping for us.
Never been here before. A beautiful island. Great waterfalls, interesting tour by taxi and got a good overview. The spice tour was interesting and as first timers it is a must to take a tour. we than went to a beach and did some amazing snorkeling and then took a water taxi back to ship. We would like to come again and have more time. The hurricane Tomas hit the island before we got there but not too much damage.
This was a substitute port as Santo Domingo closed because of storm, but we had a good time here. Went jogging, shopping and bar hopping. Old town is a fun place. Have been here many times and from what I here, we probably got lucky to miss Santo Domingo.