My husband and I have been on a dozen or so cruises over the years, and this sailing out of Baltimore was a bargain, especially since we could drive to the Port. The departure was effortless and we were on-board snacking in the Windjammer Buffet within about 30 minutes of getting dropped off at the port! I had tried to change our cabin a few days before sailing and was informed that it was a full ship... only 3 empty cabins in the entire ship. We also had to settle for Late Seating in the main dining room because of our last minute booking. We could have chosen the anytime dining option, but one of the things we enjoy most on our cruises is getting to know our table-mates over dinner throughout the trip.
The seas were pretty calm, the Captain was friendly, and the ports were a good mix, with plenty of various activities available to suit all tastes and budgets. As is our habit, we chose to explore each island on our own, renting a car in Aruba and St Maarten, taking a tour we booked after arriving on St Kitts, and taking a taxi to Mombo Beach in Curacao, rather than booking any excursions through the ship.
We found the ship to be very neat and clean and the staff were, without exception, helpful and friendly. Neither of us drink or gamble so I can't really comment on the casino or bars, but I heard no complaints. I liked the big screen by the pool, as well as the reggae music played there. The shows were pretty standard, though the David Haines Magic show was great!