We decided to get some sunshine & heat and to celebrate a birthday, Christmas & New Year all in one trip.
Our room was a JS on deck 9, serviced by Wayan, who did an excellent job. He knew we were early risers, so our room was normally done by the time we got back from breakfast in the Windjammer.
We are experienced Diamond Plus cruisers(500+ points), so feel we can give fairly accurate reviews. Constructive criticism is valid, but complaining for the sake of it is not. We had recently sailed on this ship on the Transatlantic crossing, so after that we were a bit concerned about cruising on her again. However, some things had improved, whilst other things well, deteriorated. The crew we met were wonderful, Roberto"Bobby"Orr, our previous SRA was so friendly and helpful, as was Greg Taylor & Luis, other SRA's on our floor. It soon became a daily routine to interact with all of them, including of course Wayan.
Well serviced by I Wayan, but the toiletries provided are not as good as they once were...basic, but sufficed. Bed very comfortable, & the shower, over the bath, was powerful & hot. Balcony, with good chairs and footstools, was a good place to sit/lie & relax, away from the crowds on sea days.
Know the area well, good for walking.
St John's is not the nicest place away from the immediate port area, but felt safe.
Good place to walk about
Good area to explore on foot.
Seemed to have improved facilities from last time. Sun loungers fine...plenty of opportunities to lie in the shade if required.
Walking about old town is easy, as is the walk around the sea promenade.