Booked this cruise as a birthday present for my patner. We flew with Thomas Cook although very happy with the flight out - the night flight home was terrible there was no chance of getting any rest far to noisy could even hear the air stewards talking, we upgraded to premier seating well worth the extra cost, plenty of drinks and food was amazing both ways. Our suitcases where taken of us at Manchester airport and we didnt see them till we got to our cabin, to hurry things along we asked if we could have our cases sooner than expected which our cabin steward sorted for us.
We did a tour around the ship - was shown the retreat and was surprised at the cost of it (350 pounds per couple for two weeks) which I thought was a bit steap for just a sun lounger, there was a swimming pool which they informed us wasnt just exclusive for those in the retreat, we decided against paying the fee, we used the sunlongers just the other side of the gate, watched with interest people putting their hands over the gate to unlock it and just walk in - no one asking for any proof if they had paid or not. Also soon learnt that you could easily access the changing room in the spa where there was a sauna.
We booked a few trips due to it being our first time in the caribean but soon learnt that you could quite easily get the same trips cheaper by disembarking at each port and paying for a taxi, due to there only being two of us the taxi companies would wait to fill the taxi to make it cheaper. The taxi drivers are very informative and they will return to pick you up when you want to go back to the ship.
Cabin lovely and spacious,not enough coat hangers so take extra, P&O let you take acholol on board which you can drink in your room which went down well sat on the balcony watching the sun set. Room service very prompt - nothing to much trouble - as an extra treat try the champagne breakfast (25.00 pounds including half a bottle of champagne)
Tour of the island - then the semi sub where we saw ship wreck with tropical fish
Shops at the quayside a joy to walk round and do shopping - was told the 8 mile beach easy to get to
enjoyed the falls but found walking through the craft market a challenge
Booked a all inclusive beach day although it was good no need due to a water park being at port which I was told was completely free with swim up bar
Taxi trips offered a 3 hour island tour with 1.5 hours at beach for 25 dollars each
do yourself a favour and get a taxi to Bikini beach you wont be disappointed or if you love aeroplanes go to to Maro Beach
Well worth the trip to see wild dolphins
Booked a personnal trip with woody dominica - an island tour with sights of where pirates of the caribean was filmed, lunch cooked by a local lady on a local remote beach.