We were in Florida and wanted a shorter cruise that visited islands we had not been to, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic, so this March 20-25, 2017 sailing sounded perfect. However, our experience was nothing like the previous time we were on this ship.
The buffet on this ship is now the worst buffet we’ve ever experienced on a cruise (and we’ve done at least 30, including the ships of RCCL and NCL). Specifically, the food selections are now much more limited. Lunch staples, including tuna salad and chicken salad, were nonexistent. And at breakfast, we were shocked that chefs no longer prepare omelets in front of you. One must now order an omelet, receive a ticket, sit down and then give that slip to a server who then always tells you to wait “a few more minutes”! In my case though the server reported that the egg substitute that I ordered was not available, saying “they were looking for you”. Why would I remain at the station, however, when I was clearly instructed to give my paper to a server?
We shared a taxi with another couple and a lovely gentleman took us on a three-hour tour, including the cigar factory, a rum factory, and a chocolate factory for $80 (total for all of us).
All ship's tours are overpriced cattle cars.
When you dock here, there is a great beach and pool that are FREE. They even had umbrellas we did not have to pay for.