We left our home in Dunnellon, fl on Sunday morning May 22 and went to the La Quinta motel in Cocoa Beach. After a nice day in Cocoa we headed for the ship Monday afternoon around 2 PM. We dropped off our luggage, parked in the garage, then walked down to the terminal. It always looks like it is going to be a real hassle because of all the people, but I think even after all of the security checks we were on the ship in about 20 minutes. It really runs very smooth when you do the things they ask you to do. You know, some people don't want to give up their $.99 bottle of water so they will hold everything up complaining about the rules.
The cruise was great! I am always amazed how nice and polite the cabin stewards, servers, bartenders, waiters and waitresses on these ships are. I have never heard a word of complaint from any one of them. We always treat them nicely and they always treat us the same. Our cabin steward(whose name was Elvis) greeted us by name as we were walking to our room for the first time and I know they don't have a lot of time between sailings to learn who the new guests are. They make a real effort.
The song and dance shows were the best I have ever seen on a ship. Totally taking it to a higher level. The RC singers and Dancers were top notch.
We enjoyed our time relaxing on Coco Cay, but I have never really liked Nassau. From the minute you get off the ship you are hawked by people trying to sell you something, or get you a cab, but you don't know who is legit and who isn't. We took a city cab for $4 per person(in a group) to Atlantis. We went to the Casino and made a donation. We bought 2 drinks for $31 dollars, and decided to quench our thirst back on the ship.
We went to all the shows and did all the game things we could do on the ship. You get what you pay for and in my opinion you will get a lot for your money. For night people like us disembarkation is a pain only because you have to be out of your cabin by 8 AM. Amazingly you will be off the ship by 8:30.