We were a group of 14 cruising together. Most of us have cruised at least once before.
We flew into Fort Lauderdale the day before our cruise and stayed at the Days Inn at the airport. The hotel was not in the best area of town, but we made due.
Overall we had a wonderful time. On the ship our only complaint was waiting for elevators. That is really the only complaint. It was a fantastic time.
Our stateroom attendant was fantastic and the rest of the service staff was phenomenal as always with Royal Caribbean.
Our first port was Nassau, Bahamas. Most of our party chose to do the Dolphin Encounter through the ship. This was fun and we were able to hang on the beach after. The rest of our party chose to scuba dive and they also had nothing but wonderful things to say about their experience.
The second port was St. Thomas. We did not have an excursion planned for this stop. When we got a taxi, it felt like we were being hustled by the driver a bit. Other wise the island was beautiful. We went to Magens Bay Beach. It was a bit crowded.
Our last stop was St. Marteen. This was the best port of all 3. We booked an excursion through Island Marketing Ltd. Our excursion was the Tiki Beach Tour. Our tour guide was Perry. He was funny, personable and punctual. He took us on a tour of the island. We stopped at Maho Beach for a bit and then on to a ferry where we went over to Pinal Island. We had chaise lounges waiting for us and a welcome rum punch drink. We also had lunch and snorkeled at the marine reserve. It was hands down the best excursion we had done.
Our stateroom was as a D1 balcony. The beds are HUGE and comfortable. The balcony is a must for my family.
Disembarkation was smooth and quick.
Overall this was a fantastic vacation!!