We are a family of 4, me 48, my husband 40, and our boys, 8 and 6.
We drove from Michigan down to New Orleans and spent a little bit of time visiting the WWII Museum (a MUST SEE) and walking around town. New Orleans was a blast!
Embarkation went off without a hitch and from the time we went into the door at the port to the time we were on the ship was about 20 minutes, if that long.
We explored the beautiful Spirit a bit and then had lunch at Raffles to kick it all off.
We found the food on the Spirit to be absolutely fine. There was something for everyone and we never went hungry.
The first night we dined at Cagney's and were extremely pleased with the food, and especially the service. We knew what to expect as we dined on the Jewel's Cagney's, but Jeane, Jackie, and Adina were splendid hosts and made our visit extra special. They all made our boys feel so welcome and so invited and that was a perfect start to a great vacation.
We also dined (sans kids) at the Taste of India and Le Bistro. Both were excellent in our opinion and well, well worth the money. We would do both again in a heartbeat, but Cagney's (and Adina) hold a special place in our hearts.
Windows and the Garden dining rooms were just fine too. I had read a number of non-positive reviews but just didn't experience anything negative. Service was spectacular, again in my opinion, and the food was always warm, tasty, and delivered in perfect timing.
The buffet was great also and we were never disappointed at any selection. Of course, "Wakey Wakey" and "Washy Washy" always bring smiles!!
The ports were terrific and all went off without a hitch too. Costa Maya was Nohoch Kay which was excellent; Belize was a beach break; Roatan was Gumbalimba Park & Tabyana Beach (BEST beach!!); and Cozumel was X-Rails with Wild Tours (A BLAST!!).
We did two pub crawls (of coruse sans kids) and they were a blast. Kevin did a great job!
The entertainment on the ship was spectacular. We went to four shows and enjoyed each one.
Our disembarkation day came way too early, but we requested a wake-up call at 5:30, cleaned up and went up for one last buffet breakfast.
We self-disembarked, so we grabbed our luggage, made sure we didn't forget anything by perusing the room one last time, and headed off.
We were in our car at Fulton Place parking at 8:00 a.m. Yes, I said 8:00 a.m.! That has to be a record for us!!!
All in all this was an excellent vacation and we would sail the Spirit again in a heartbeat!!!!