This was my first cruise so I did not know what to expect and can't compare it to any other cruises. I went with my mother (60 ish), brother (37), and two neices (10 and 16). The boarding went really fast, I have heard that boarding usually takes awile for all cruises, but we got there early and got on the boat within 20 min. I enjoyed the food overall, although I thought there would be somewhere to get food at all time and it seemed hard to find a place open between 3 and 6pm (other than room service). I didn't care for Naussau very much since the store people were really pushy, and the beach was a pretty good walk from the boat. Coco Cay was amazing! Very relaxing and quiet. Reminded me of a beach at an all inclusive resort. Entertainment was good, although I didn't really find anything during the day that I wanted to do, but the night stuff was good. The singers and dancers were great and we actually ran into them on the beach in Nassau. They were friendly and had no problem spending time chatting with us even though they probably wanted to be left in peace. Belly Flop contest was fun to watch, Love and Marriage game was really funny, but I couldn't get into the Quest game that was done on the last night, it seemed like a bunch of 25 year olds drinking and running around crazy, which isn't much of my scene. Speaking of, it didn't seem like there was much to do at all but drink during the days, which is fine if that's how you roll. The soda cup situation was a running joke with our family because it seemed like you had to take it with you at all times to get a soda, plus there are only 3 soda stations on the whole boat. The one time we went to a bar to get a soda, the bartender seemed bothered with us. And the waiter came around the pool area to see if we needed anything and we all asked for cokes, and he asked if we had our cups with us (as if to say, "why not just walk over and get them yourselves from the machine"), so we ended up just going back to our rooms to get our cups and kept them with us the whole time.
My mother enjoyed the cruise, but had a hard time with all the walking (to the beach and shops) in Nassau. My brother really enjoyed the amount of beautiful women that was on the pool deck. His only complaint was dinner in the Main Dining Room was a little pretentious, but I think things like that just make him uncomforatable (all the silverware and glasses confuse him. lol). My 10 year old neice loved every minute of the cruise. She makes friends really easy so it doesn't take too much to make her happy. She wanted to do the Childrens Club thing whenever it was opened, and when it wasn't she wanted to be in the pool. The entertainment was a little too over her head. My 16 year old neice didn't seem to care for the cruise. She said the Teen Club only had a few lame guys in there (which I thought the same thing) so she stayed in the pool area most of the time and hung with the adults. I think that has to do with her age and not the cruise itself.
Overall it was a good time. I think next time I am going to try another cruise line just because nothing really wow'ed me about this cruise.
Cabin was small, but I expected it to be small so I wasn't really surprised. My brother got a handicapped accessable room since there were no other 3 person rooms left when we booked. That room was AMAZING! It was huge, had a fridge, huge bathroom, really nice.
Went a lot faster than expected.
Store people were really pushy, and the beach was pretty far from the boat.
Best part of the cruise.