We are mid 60's, fairly active, and enjoy travel. This was our 26th cruise. We selected this ship based on itinerary and price. Also, since we live in Michigan and fly to the ports, we try to book 10 days or longer. We flew into Baltimore the day prior to the cruise and stayed at Spring Hill Suites on Redwood Street. Taxi from BWI to hotel was about $35. It is a very nice hotel, and we had stayed there prior to another cruise 4 years ago. We walked around the Inner harbor, stopped for lunch, and later had dinner at Gertrude's Restaurant, located at the Baltimore Museum of Art. The morning of the cruise, we took the free shuttle from the hotel to visit Fort McHenry. It was very nice, and only took about 2 hours. We then took taxi ($15) to the ship.
EMBARKATION: WORST I have ever experienced, due to the security check. I have written this story on the Eastern Departure Ports page. We stood in security line for 90 minutes. Once through that, we were registered and on the ship in 10 minutes.
Cabin: We had an inside on deck 4. Nice and quiet. Room is showing some wear and tear, although there was a new flat screen TV.