We were traveling on spring break with my daughter, who is a teacher, and her husband. We booked 2 cabins in the Concierge Class, with balconies, next door to each other. Our cabins were the nicest that we have ever had on a cruise ship. The decor was fresh looking and very pleasing to the eye. We had fresh flowers and fresh fruit in our room when we got on. They gave us a bottle of champagne, robes, and lots of other goodies as part of the room package. The service on this ship was outstanding. Both our cabin steward and our dining room waiter were fabulous, very friendly, and very anxious to make us happy. The food was amazing. We happened to be on a cruise that one of the executive chefs was sailing on, so I don't know if that made a difference, but every meal was delicious with great choices, something for every one's taste. The breads and pastries, to die for, (not Sara Lee knockoffs)
As always on a cruise, there were loads of things to do. We went on the More
kitchen tour, which was interesting, and sat in on how to make creme brulee.
We did get off the ship at both ports, Jamaica and Grand Cayman, but could have lived without the visit to Ocho Rios. We actually felt hassled by the people waiting for us to get off the ship. We did love the 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman.
The only negative thing that I can say about our trip, was I thought the cruise director was very lack luster. He didn't have the normal upbeat personality...and we felt like maybe he was "filling in" for the real cruise director. The stage productions were also not that good. That being said....it didn't matter a bit. We had loads of fun at the Martini Bar with the $15.00 flights of martinis-6 little martinis-all different flavors. It was fun, relaxing, and a delightful trip. This will truly be a rough one to top! Less
We thought the cabin was beautiful. We loved the size of the bathroom and the shower. The location on the ship was perfect, close to elevators (9175). Nice flat screen tv that worked well. The balcony-was small but a perfect size for the table and 2 chairs.
We went to the 7 Mile Beach. It was very beautiful. However, there were 4 other cruise ships in the same day we were there, and seriously there was no room to sit down on the beach. It was like being at Coney Island on a 101 degree day, wall to wall bodies. People that we encountered there were friendly and I did feel safe.
Didn't feel comfortable being approached by 20-30 people asking us if we wanted a cab. We have been to Jamaica before, so we just got off the ship and did some shopping. If I did go back, either I would do something with a group, or stay on the ship.