Spectacular experience, we are a group of four all in our 50s. Arrived at the port around noon embarkation was a breeze we were on the ship within ten minutes.
Our first stop was park cafe where we had salad and roast beef sandwiches and both were amazing.
Our cabins were located on deck nine overlooking beautiful central park. We had king size beds also plenty of room. Once unpacked the luggage fit underneath the bed out of the way. The showers were the best we have ever had on a cruise ship.
Opus dining room All the chandeliers and decor was beautiful. The food was magnificently displayed as well as delicious. Plenty of choices such as seafood, steak, lamb, pork and poultry as well as all kinds of vegetables and wonderful desserts. Or wait staff Renee Rose and her assistant Fiorella were the best. We enjoyed my time dining and made all our reservations before leaving home. We had one night that we had to change and it was no problem to do so. We chose Giovannis for our specialty meal. What an awesome experience. Our waiter Cosmo did a fantastic job. We had antipasti, calamari, and lightly fried shrimp as appetizers. The entrees as well as the lasagna were wonderful. We highly recommend that you plan this into your itinerary. We saw a lot of negative comments about the Windjammer cafe so we avoided this restaurant until the fourth day. After that we had breakfast everyday there. It was the best oatmeal we ever had. All staff was very helpful finding a table. Solarium cafe on deck fifteen for breakfast and lunch was very healthy and delicious the view was beautiful.
Sorrentos pizza has great pizza. Cafe Promenade deck five is open twenty four hours a day. Great place to grab a snack coffee, hot tea, ice tea, milk and water there you can people watch. (what a show!!!) Be sure to plan breakfast at Johnny rockets (complimentary) we missed that and wished we would have went.
We did the cupcake decorating class had lots of fun and made a hamburger cupcake which we plan to do again for our grandchildren. It was a great experience.
We highly recommend that you book all your shows as soon as they are available. Our favorite was frozen in time (ice skating performance) you will want to sit in the balcony for come fly with me (amazing show). All other shows are great as well.
In Jamaica we did the Dunes Falls Dolphin Cove. The falls were beautiful.
These are our ten best tips.
1.Travel alarm clock for cabin.
2.Beach bag for excursions.
3.Fresh squeezed orange juice at the windjammer is not complimentary cost is $3.95 plus 15% gratuity. You can get regular orange juice off the buffet.
4.Go to deck 17 and see the chapel and lounge wonderful view.
5.Deck 14 and 15 forward also have amazing view.
6.Be at the shows 30 minutes prior and get a good seat.
7.Zip line was a great experience. Try and do it first or second day when there are no lines.
8.Haiti also has a zip line that goes over the water.
9.There is no self service laundry. Very costly if they do it for you.
10.The gym is wonderful state of the art equipment.