On arrival at Bridgetown Port for boarding the ship, the security and screening process took approximately half an hour due to the volume of passengers arriving.
Our cruise had been booked 14 days beforehand so we where very satisfied with our well presented inside cabin mid ship on the 9th deck(very quiet). A supportive but comfortable king size bed was provided. The cabin was well stocked on a daily basis with a good supply of tea,coffee & biscuits. Had a small but adequate shower room, although be aware if your are tall the fixed shower head is set rather low. The level of service from our cabin steward was first class throughout our stay.
Our club dinning experience was generally of good standard in the Oriental restaurant, although the quality of the food served did not always live up to the menu discription.(I.E smocked loin of pork was actually served as two slices of ham!)
The experience we had in the seventeen fine dinning restaurant(cover charge £20 per head)was well worth it, absolutely superb.Both service and quality of food was first class.My advice would be to book up at the beginning of your cruise to ensure table availability.
The Michelin star Sindhu Indian restaurant experience was high quality tasty food, although the level of service did not match and spoilt the occasion.
The self service restaurants although convenient lacked imagination and appeared repetitive for food on offer, but seemed to suit the needs of many.
Bar staff where generally friendly with better than expected prices on board for alcoholic drinks.
Our experience using the Costa coffee within the Atrium area was far from pleasing with inaccurate billing on two occasions and very slow service.
The gym located in the spa area was well equipped, although be aware that small charge will be made if you choose to participate in some of the fitness classes on offer.
My spa treatment experience was good although you pay the price for it.
The immediate pool areas do become busy,especially during sea days. Although plenty of quiet sunbathing deck areas are available.
The entertainment was well communicated through the daily Horizon paper that arrived each evening in your cabin for the next day.
The real benefit of this type of holiday weather you are travelling as a family, couple or alone you have equal opportunity to take part or experience as much or as little as you like on board or off. Although many organised island excursions where available(of cause you will inevitably be paying a premium for this service)alternately you can always try you negotiating skills with the barrage of taxi tour operators at each port!