Ok i have never wrote a review but i had read them constantly before our cruise embarked. I had mixed feelings but once on the boat, they are drifted away. First day. Embarkation-painful and easy. We took a red eye from Los Angeles to Ft Lauderdale the night before and arrived at 5AM in the airport and slept a little there before heading to the liquor store for some purchases before the ship. I asked the Taxi Driver to stop at the Wine store that everyone mentioned but he didn't know where it was, we ended up a liquor store a block or two away which was fine. We got our goods and headed to the ship around 11am. we were on board by 12pm and got some much needed rest for a couple hours before heading to the pools and some crab legs at the buffet.
We skipped the first dinner and opted for the Seafood Buffet. The next day was a at sea day and used the day laying in the sun. For all the whiners out there who say its too crowded and all this! Complete lie. If you wanted to find 2 More
chairs next to each other>Yes you had to walk to find them but i guess most people want the chairs right as they enter the pool and are too lazy to go find the 500+ on the 2nd and 3rd deck of the pool or head to the back of the ship where we always found chairs. Anyways we enjoyed the day and had drinks.
First Formal night, let me first say that we are 24&25 years old and had no intention of bringing expensive clothes to dress up for two hours.WE WERE ON VACATION and that means going by your own drum. so we ended up wearing jeans and nice shirt. They didn't question by GF but they did to me saying you need Slacks to eat. I advised them that I'm on vacation and choose not to dress up, im paying for this experience and i am sure going to experience it. Slacks or no slacks. On our last cruise on carnival. Our whole table of 10 didn't dress up 90% compared to people on this cruise. no one wore a tie or tux on our last cruise at our table. On this cruise however. i say 90% of all the guys had a TUX. I'm sure when I'm 50+ years old i wont mine dressing up but not now. Dinner was fantastic and our waitress was amazing. We ate every night at the Botticelli Dinning room.
Next day was Grand Cayman Islands. We decided to do the EBANKS water-sports Jet Ski Tour and Stingray. Only one other couple with us which made it way more personable, i hate doing the cruise lines excursions being packed with 100+ people who overpriced for a snorkeling excursion. jet ski was so much fun. Stingrays are not to be missed. Next Day. Roatan, what a beautiful place. I wish we did the Zip Line but ended up having a good day on the beach snorkeling(which was amazing if your a good snorkeler and can swim a good ways. Next day was Cozumel and we decided to do the Mr.Sanchos Beach Bar and Grill which is up the way from Nachi Cochum. it was 50$ for all you can eat and all you drink. There were only about 10 other people there so it was a lot of FUN. BE WARNED though. They are not the best people at giving time, we were given the wrong time on several occasions and after 15+shots from the bar tender making you try different things, we ended up losing our merchandise we purchased and being REALLY late back on the ship(5:03) to be exact.Ship was suppose to leave at 5pm, we heard 4 people got left behind cause they decided to do a independent excursion to the Ruins. We ended up getting sick from that day so the next day was recovery and off to the Princess Cays which to be honest was a big beach club with ok BBQ. Nothing special to say about that place. just another day to soak up the sun. All in all it was a amazing cruise.
We enjoyed the Bingo, Pools ,MOVIES UNDER THE STARS almost every night. back of the ship and just enjoyed being away from everything. I couldn't stand the older couple behind us at dinner every night complaining about something that given day. If your in your 20s and enjoy people your own age go on a carnival or royal caribbean cruise. Princess definitely caters to the 50+ people which i cannot blame them, they make up about 80% of the people on the cruise. Less