Cruise itself was nice...somewhat what I had expected.
We met the transfer at the Houston airport for the shuttle bus down to Galveston & embarkation. This process went real smoothly & we were on our way in no time. The ride was a little over an hour I believe. The process of getting your bags again out of the under carriage area is a bit of a mess but it worked out in the end. We hailed a porter & were underway quickly with our 5 ladies & their luggage. We had arranged for a wheelchair assist for my elderly sister but this was not arranged correctly by our travel agent so we did wait awhile to accomplish this. Once all in our party was ready a crew member pushed the wheelchair on board along with the rest of us. He assisted all the way to the dining area. He was kind & gracious & said we should look for him on the cruise later in the pool bar! Not sure if any of the other girls saw him later or not.
The food in the Windjammer restaurant (buffet style) is plentiful but not that tasty. Most food were bland in taste, lacking some seasoning. The fruit was fresh, although the pastries seemed dry. We dined in the dining room three different nights ( one formal) & also had breakfast one morning (sitting down at a table in the dining room) before leaving the ship for the day to go in port. The service was great in the dining room although the staff could learn to curtail their chit-chat if they see that the group is speaking amongst themselves at the table.
The cabin was about the size we needed for 2 people but it may have been cramped with a third person. One suitcase did not fit in the closet (too wide) so it had to sit on the couch. The balcony was actually good size with a table and 2 chairs & room to look around. We were traveling with the gals in the next cabin so we asked to open our balcony door, between cabins. The first night we had to figure out how to "tie" the door closed so it would stop banging against the frame, in the constant wind. We eventually used a towel & made a quieter bang but the room attendant never removed our ingenious idea!
The bathroom has very little counter space & not much of a shelf under the sink although one side of the mirror does open for storage. The shower is nice with the height adjustment showerhead but the directions should be attached somewhere to show you how to turn the water on! My companion used the drawers & there was room in the closet for 2 peoples clothes.