Our 2nd cruise, we weren't disappointed. After a long flight from London via JFK New York to Fort Lauderdale,( we'd fly direct next time) we arrived at the Hilton FLL Marina. Hotel did the job, nothing exceptional, transfer to ship the following morning was efficient.
Embarkation was quick & efficient and we were soon enjoying our lunch in Oceanview cafe. Excellent choice of healthy and less healthy options. We ate here for breakfast and lunch every day. Lovely choice of fresh fruit, salads and hot choices such as curries, stir fry and Thai, pizzas and pasta.Omelettes very good at breakfast and an excellent range of ice creams and sorbets served either in a bowl or cone. We didn't take any of the drink packages as there was always tea, coffee and fruit juices in several varieties available 24/7. Ate in Silhouette Restaurant all but one night. Food excellent at beginning but dropped off v slightly towards end of cruise. Didn't eat in speciality restaurants. Brunch offered on one at sea day was out of this world. Service by the crew was excellent throughout -we enjoyed trying to spot the number of nationalities on board. We were told by Dru the cruise director there were 60. We got to over 30!
Elvis our stateroom attendant was very good, also his colleague whose name escapes me. Loved the dog made out of a towel and wearing my sunglasses!
Went to Equinox theatre every evening, standard generally good and varied. Gym well equipped, seminars informative - I went to all 3 but info given basically the same. My husband attended talks by a guest speaker which were good. Other on board entertainment was varied with plenty to suit everyone. However, I wouldn't recommend this cruise for older children as there didn't seem to be much for them to do and the guests were mainly 55+. Only negative to report was the slowness of the Internet on board and the price. One e-mail cost us $23, for 10 minutes. In Cozumel it was $1 for 30 minutes at an Internet cafe.