Subject: Taking time to give feedback on the product delivered to my wife and I by RCCL on 7 Day Bahamas Cruise on Serenade of the Seas 12/21/2013:
While my wife and I are not retired yet we have enjoyed the cruises we have been able to take during our vacations. Our first such adventure was with RCCL on the Voyager of the Seas for a Mediterranean cruise out of Barcelona four years ago. The ship, its crew and the food were all extremely well prepared and we enjoyed our time both on and off the ship.
The following year we took a Celebrity Cruise/Tour of Alaska starting in Fairbanks and ending in Vancouver, BC. The tour section was very well executed and with only some minor bumps in the road we made it to Whittier, AL to board our ship. After viewing the glaciers, driving a jeep into the Yukon, whale watching, salmon fishing and finally a short tour of Vancouver, we thoroughly enjoyed this adventure as well. The food, staff and condition of the ship were superb even though this was one of Princesses smallest ships.
The rooms while small were in pretty good condition and the large balcony on the fantail was very enjoyable. Slept out there two nights.
I would really like to give this port a better score, but our ship was scheduled to sail at 5pm so we didn't even get to see any of the nightlife and for that matter little of the daylife.
With five cruise ships in port at the saem time this place was a zoo. Shopping was impossible so we decided to go to Atlantis for dinner and some gambling. This place thinks it is Monte Carlo for not only the gambling but the food as well. We had hoped to eat at a buffet but they were only open to resort guests. Good place to get your hair braided in the square just off the dock. Overall other than Senior Frogs the port was a bust.
This was to be the third stop on a 3 port cruise, and evidently the cruise lines that built this island ran out of money when it comes to building a peer to dock the cruise ships, so all the people have to be brought in by tender. We arrived and the announcement came that the winds and waves were too high for tender service so we had to cancel one third of our vacation. They made up for it by sailing more slowly for three days on the sea. Turned out to be a repositioning cruise!