Our cruise was sort of a family reunion. Total of 16 people (10 adults and 6 kids) went on this trip. This was our 3rd cruise and first with Royal Caribbean. We had family in Ft. Lauderdale and stayed with them pre-cruise. We went in 2 cars and a taxi. Parked the cars in cruise terminal. All that was very convenient. Check-in was a breeze. Check-in was very quick compared to our previous cruises at New York and Galveston. Got on the ship by 1pm and headed straight to windjammer for lunch. Lunch selections were good.
We went around the ship and had the drill at 4pm. Then sailed at around 5pm. Ship was maintained well, but you can see the age. Our bathroom had some drain issues but were fixed promptly. Our room attendant was OK.
We picked 8.30 dining and the service in dining room is excellent. We had Gresan as our waiter and Maurice is his assistant. Both of them were very good. Our head waiter is also very good. Dining selections were good too. Lamb shank and Roasted Duck were really good.
First port was Coco cay. We went around 9am and played in the beach until 12.30. Renting a floating mat is worth it. If you want to go on a wave runner tour, try to book on the ship or as soon as you go there. 3 of us wanted to go, but could not get in the same session, so we gave up. Lunch was good.
Second port was Nassau. we went to Atlantis and saw the Digs. Roamed around the resort. It was beautiful. But there is a lot walking. Came back to the ship around 1pm and had lunch.
Pizza was good at Sorrentos, but i really liked the Compass Deli. Crepes were really good and deli sandwiches are also good. Do not miss this. We went to SeattlesBest cafe on 5th floor a couple of times.
We went to the Juggling show which is quite good. He was amazing. There was a midnight buffet with Caribbean theme.
All in all we enjoyed a lot on this trip. I took my parents on this trip and they enjoyed it too. Service is good throughout the ship.