I chose this cruise because of the itenarary alone, always wanted to see Aruba and the other islands were a plus. This part I have no issue with, if it weren't for the Islands I would have rated this cruise even lower. I did have a lot of fun when on the Islands so I am not knocking the whole vacation.
As far as NOTS, there were way too many people on this ship to accommodate. It took until day 6 before I was even able to get a chair at the pool and that is only because I got up at the crack of dawn in order to make it happen. So when you can't find a spot at the pool, you go looking for something to do right? Not so much! There isn't any activities other than gambling or going to seminars which are all 'give me more of your money' wastes of time.
Debarkation was a joke! they were not organized, everyone is standing around a hallway waiting for the number to be called and then when you get down to the luggage corral total chaos....Stand in line to get to your luggage then walk all the way back to the original place you started to get into line for Customs, then corral through 3 lines oh and by the way Customs won't tell you but make sure if you have a US Passport to stay in the right 2 lines because once you wait through the 3rd line they then tell you that line is for dual entry not a US Citizen.
I will return to my smaller ships that are much more relaxing, more enjoyable and have much more variety in entertainment and activities.
Cabin was smaller than I have had on the smaller ships. They made cuts so that you no longer have a table with your couch so forget about playing cards or even writing a note to the room attendant.
The fridge is no longer stocked so I had to write the room attendant a note, then they had to write one back stating I had to fill out a card. By the time I got my beverages, the week was almost over. Ended up leaving 1/2 bottle of water and 3 diet cokes which were the equivalent of $12.00 behind.
No excursion...total relaxation
What more could I ask for a place out of the sun to relax and read that comes with a cabana boy, a cooler of water and plenty of entertainment(the zipline)View All undefined undefined Reviews
Went on private catamaran ride....loved it!