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Sail Date: March 2009
Embarkation: This went surprising quickly I thought. We flew into Jacksonville and arrived at the airport at 10:20 and took a cab to the port and was at the port in less than 15 minutes. This also includes a stop by the liquor store to ... Read More
Embarkation: This went surprising quickly I thought. We flew into Jacksonville and arrived at the airport at 10:20 and took a cab to the port and was at the port in less than 15 minutes. This also includes a stop by the liquor store to pick up two bottles of wine to take on the ship. Check in was very painless, and we were on board by 11:30. We were told our rooms were not ready yet so we headed up to Lido deck for lunch and a cocktail. After lunch we stopped by Camp Carnival to sign up our son. Rooms: We had an oceanview room, and I would highly suggest this. It was great. My husband would get up in the mornings and take pictures of the sun coming up from our window. We had a room with a bunk bed that came down from the wall for our son which was great, it was his space in the room. There was plenty of room in the closets to put all your clothes, even mine when I took way too many. The rooms were very clean and were cleaned twice a day. We loved our steward we brought along a cooler to put the wine and water we had brought on in and he kept it full of ice for us so things were always cold. I would definitely suggest bringing along a power strip as there aren't many plugs. Food: The food was great and endless. You can eat 24 hours a day. We ate all breakfasts and lunches on Lido, loves the omelets in the morning. We ate dinner in the dining room and loves all the food and desserts. Our waiter was very nice and quick and we were always the first ones to be done in the dining room. My son wanted to order room service one day and so we did for breakfast one day and really enjoyed it. Entertainment: The shows were really good we enjoyed them. We took our son to three shows and he really enjoyed each one of them. The costumes were real beautiful and the entertainers high quality. Camp Carnival: My son went to Camp Carnival on the formal night and absolutely loved it. I would definitely suggest it for that night so you can have a date night. Pool: In a perfect world the only thing I would change is that the pool is way to small for such a big boat. The good news is that they had a kid hot tub so the kids spent a lot of time in there. Ports: Nassau - since it was windy and a little cool, we decided not to do an excursion and we took a cab to Atlantis and walked around and our cab driver told us that if we walked through Cable Towers of Atlantis there is a public beach so this is what we did. We stayed on the public beach for several hours but it was windy and the undertow was bad, but if the weather had been better, it would have been perfect. I would definitely recommend it since it is free. Half Moon Cay: The best time ever!!!! We absolutely loved this place. I think we were the last ones off the island. This is a great place to hang out, snorkel and have a nice relaxing day. No excursion is really necessary to have a great day. Alcohol: We were able to take our on alcohol on the ship. We put room in water bottles and Seagram 7 in coke bottles and I don't think they checked anything. This really cut down on our expenses on board. Coke Card: I would strongly suggest purchasing the coke card if you drink a lot of coke or take on your own alcohol. We purchased one card and we all used it. Drink of the Day Card: We purchased drink of the day cards, but I don't think I would next time. The drinks were pretty good, just by day three we had had enough of the fruity drinks. Fitness Center: We worked out a couple of times on the trip and they had a great facility on the front top of the boat. Overall: We had an amazing time and would go on this cruise or another cruise any time. The staff was extremely helpful and the ship was very, very clean. I have read some of the other reviews that state it was not very clean, I saw people cleaning constantly and my steward was cleaning our room twice a day. Have a great time!!!!!! Read Less

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