This was our first cruise so did not know what to expect. Travelling with a 7 year old we discovered kids club on first 2 days was only open 7pm to 10pm. As it was only a 4 day cruise there was not much we were able to do with a child in tow. No movies were shown in pool area for 2 days as they decided to show Football. We asked Guest Services if the movies were going to be shown anywhere else and informed no that Bar staff apparently can over rule official program.
After 2 days I gather a lot of parents complained so movie was put on at 9:30pm and they shut the bar and told us if we wanted a drink we needed to go to the Casino. Not sure a 7 year old would be allowed.
We loved Windjammers as the variety meant everyone could find something to eat. Main dining room waited for 2 hours for food and it was inedible so ended up at Windjammers anyway. Only had 1 show which I enjoyed so after you did that first night you needed to find something else.
We spent a lot of time in cabin as children watched tv when pool deck had football. People were complaining about toilets flooding but we didn't have that but the toilet sometimes didn't flush but if you left it about 20 minutes it would then flush. This is not a fancy ship compared to others but I did enjoy the relaxed atmosphere with the smaller ship and as long as you go when football season is over I think it could be good. If you have gone on other bigger ships I think you will be disappointed.
Except for toilet not flushing all the time the cabin was comfortable. We did spend a lot of time in it and having a tv to watch was good.
We found a quiet beach with chairs and just spent the day swimming and building sand castles. As it was New Years Day I gather most people stayed on the ship as we practically had the beach to ourselves. Loved it and could have spent longer.
We walked to what we wanted to see and after a couple of hours headed back to the boat. When you first get off ship it is a bit daunting with everyone trying to get you to take their tour but we just walked past them.
Check in went smoothly but no one on boat to meet us (may have been timing) and we went to find our cabin along with about 20 people to discover cabins weren't ready. And then were herded back to upper decks.