We thoroughly enjoyed our October cruise on Ecstasy and chose to cruise on Ecstasy again last week. We arrived at the terminal a little before 1:00pm, expecting to have to wait a bit before boarding but that wasn't the case. Despite the fact there were a lot of other travelers there at the same time, the porters quickly unloaded our bags and we left for the "B" parking lot. After about a 5 minute wait for the shuttle, we were on our way back to the terminal. Check-in for us was just as quick and efficient. I believe we were in our room by 1:30pm and found the ship very clean and the crew very friendly.
We met our room steward, Li, who did a wonderful job of taking care of us for the duration of our cruise. He seemed to know when we were out of our room, was never a bit intrusive, and the room was great. We observed crew members everywhere cleaning, sweeping and picking up debris and keeping the vessel ship-shape.
We were scheduled for early seating in the Wind Song, but we preferred the late seating; that way we didn't have to finish activities or rush back to the ship to clean up in time to eat at 5:00pm. So the first thing we did was go down to the Wind Song. The Maitre D, Ante, quickly and pleasantly changed us to late seating in the Wind Song.