This was our first cruise. We had a fantastic time and can't wait to cruise again. Our itinerary was changed to avoid Hurricane Matthew. The ship stayed where the weather was great and the seas were calm. We had a balcony cabin. The cabin was very nice and very clean.
We did not get off the ship in Cozumel or Jamaica. We enjoyed the beach at Labadee - as you walk from the ship, try the beach on the right, it may be less crowded.
We chose this cruise because of the ship - we had never cruised before and were worried about feeling confined. The pools were crowded in the afternoons, even on port days, but that was the only time we felt like there were a lot of people. The interior of the ship is beautifully decorated and maintained, and I loved the interesting artwork that is everywhere. Most of the time I could not feel the motion of the boat at all, and we never got seasick. We paid to take the behind the scenes tour, and it was worth every penny. It took 3 hours and included a Q&A with a member of the crew. We saw the galley, the food storage, the laundry, the engine control room, the crew cafeteria and pub, and the bridge.
Our cabin was beautiful and clean. The room was very comfortable for the 2 of us. It had plenty of closet space and room under the bed for our luggage. We sat on the balcony a lot. We ordered room service for breakfast a couple of mornings so we could eat on our balcony - it was really nice to watch the water go by. We enjoyed it more on days when we weren't directly facing the sun, which made it hot.
This cabin is close, but not too close, to the stairs and elevators. The location of this cabin makes it convenient to the Amber Theatre, the spa and fitness center, and the Solarium. The dining rooms are on the other end of the ship.
We just walked over and got some chairs and relaxed in the sun. They served a buffet lunch that was very good. There were plenty of places to buy art, crafts, and souvenirs. It was a nice and relaxing break from the ship.