We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. embarkation was easy. Our kids and grandkids have been on several cruises so they know the drill. we boarded and ate lunch on the lido deck, then on to our cabins to unpack. luggage was at our cabin by 3:30 and we unpacked and got ready for dinner. we had early dining in the elation dining room. christian and eduardo were our waiters and they were beyond great. any request we had was filled quickly and they made our under 18's really enjoy the dining experience....the over 18's, likewise. ( for some of you that have never cruised before, be aware, you can order as many appetizers, entree's or desserts that you want....and this family did just that! lobster night was outrageous....we kept ordering and ordering and ordering and they kept bringing....! there were 11 of us and we must have eaten 25-30 lobsters and shrimp!! needless to say we enjoyed dinner time and our waiters were part of the enjoyment! they became part of the family!!!!
Entertainment on board was fun. punchliner comedians were great and my granddaughter was ready to go on stage with the singers and dancers. thoroughly enjoyed.
Out cabin steward, francis, was amazing! everything we asked for was brought to us quickly with a smile on his face. he, as well, treated us as family.
Cabin had more room than I thought it would have after reading some of the reviews. With only two adults in the cabin, there was ample room. Bathroom was much bigger than I thought it would be...shower was great.
Went to Paradise Island.....taxi fair for 7 was steep...$64 round trip but Paradise Island was great. $3 for chair and umbrella by the beach and swimming privileges in the ocean and their beautiful pool. Extra $15 ea to do all the sport activities....kids with us had a blast and it was nice to just sit and watch with a waiter to wait on you and bring you drinks.
Live there so got in the car and drove to port...use the valet service...well worth the $5 day extra.