This was our first cruise. Since we live in NJ close to Cape Liberty, we took a taxi to the port. It was very convenient. We were dropped off and on our way to check in within minutes. The check in process was flawless and we were on the ship within minutes. Our bags were waiting for us in our room as we were coming in to clean up for dinner.
We thought the food was awful. Everything was very bland. They had the same foods offered over and over. The Chinese food area of the buffet did not even offer chinese food. The pizza was one of the worst I've ever had. The pasta was okay. The hours of the buffet were very inconvenient. It seems as if every time we were hungry, the buffet was closing. There was no other dinner option besides the main San Marco dining room and casual dining. You had to decide by 2:00 PM if you wanted casual dining because the casual dining required a reservation.
We did not like the food in the San Marco restaurant either. The selection was bad. Soups were watery and bland. You needed a magnifying glass to find the meal on your plate. Both our waiter and assistant waiter had attitudes, and were no where to be found. I had to beg nightly for a glass of iced tea even though other tables had their tea and lemonade waiting for them when they arrived for the evening.