We picked this cruise so we cold drive to the port, we had someone in our group that hates to fly. Check in was quick and easy, on and off the ship as well. At first we were really bummed that it was so small ( we have been on all of the bigger ones up to the Oasis ) but got used to it after a few days. Being smaller, the staff seemed more personable, and more attentive. The first full day was too cold to go out side, but the second day, it was better. On the way back, the last 2 aren't fit to go out.
We thought the food was great, and staff was outstanding. The activities were decent, not great. Early dinner left way too much time before the shows, and there was't enough seating a few of the nights, even going early.
On ship shopping was VERY limited, the shops are really small, and not many of them. If you are going to buy a little one something, get it at a port, on the ship was seriously next to nothing, a few RCCL trinkets and stuffed animals.
We were on the 8th floor, so it was easy walking up and down the steps to everything, and if you were on the wrong end of the ship, it took no time at all to walk the length.
The best shore excursion was on St. Maartin, the beach with the planes. It was quite entertaining if you stayed long enough for a large plane to land.
Loved the size of the cabin, and a TUB!!!!! Made showering soooo much easier. Our cabin girl,
Evangelina, was fantastic. Not one single complaint about her or the cabin.