For our first time cruise, my adult children and I were impressed by everything, lol!
I know the ship is considered small, but for the first time, it was perfect! The cabins were great...I had an oceanview while my kids shared an inside cabin. Plenty of space in both! I had no idea what to expect however from boarding to disembarking, the experience was great. Yes there were tons of people however the lines seemed to move very quickly. We went ashore at each port of call (there were 4) and every excursion was amazing!
The food on the ship was as good as it was told to me. The waiters in the main dining room and the Windjammer Cafe were attentive, helpful, fun and overall, terrific. We were lucky enough to have a captain that sang and the shows with the crew were wonderful! The entertainment on board was also wonderful...from the trivia contests to the climbing wall, to the evening shows (two great comedians, a Broadway Review, Love & Marriage and more) it was a great way to end the day...we were pleasantly exhausted each night.
I was impressed by the space in the cabin! Queen-sized bed by the window was comfy; as were the pillows. I am a pillow-hog so the 4 pillows were great! It was nice to wake up to sunlight and watching the waves was cool!
We came in the night before and stayed at the Barrymore Hotel which was very nice. Their shuttle took us out in the morning to the cruise terminal.
Took a bus ride to the ruins. Great tour guide gave us some history on the way. The ruins themselves were great! Had a great insight to the people who lived there.
What can I say...dolphins are the best! We spent a lot of time in the water with them...the best part was when you held onto a boogie board and they pushed you from your feet! What a rush! You get to "dance" with them and they get to pull you with their flippers. It was terrific!
Although you don't get a lot of time with them, it's more than you get in the States (in Florida you can't even get into the water with them). The gentle creature swam by us and we were allowed to touch his back and belly while he munched on lettuce from the trainer...cute and wonderful! And very well cared for!
Who knew there was so much to learn about Tequila? The blue Agave plant makes the best...they use the root, not the leaves...range from clear to dark brown...flavors of blueberry, citrus and almond...well, they all tasted delicious!!! The bottles are a work of art - I wanted one of every kind - but we settled on the almond flavor...can't wait to try it!!