As a first time cruiser I had no idea I was in for such a treat sailing through the Caribbean in such style.There were fantastic entertainment options for every minute we were on the ship. Each show was very professional and impressive. We enjoyed the inclusive game shows and trivia. But every day we docked on a different amazing island: St. Maarten, St. Johns, St. Lucia, Barbados, St, Kitt-with either beach lounging or fun adventures awaiting at each stop. We chose some lazy beach days and some active adventures as the excursions were priced separately and could add up quickly, up to $125 per person for our party of 4 to hike a volcano or take a boat ride, snorkel and have lunch. The food options on board were crazy. There was a more formal dining room and a casual buffet style option for every meal, plus a snack bar open and ice cream machine all the time included in your cost. You can always pay a little more to dine at a few fancier restaurants. I see how people gain weight on cruises. I had to concentrate on not eating all the time! Alcohol flows freely, of course. Many buy an alcohol package the minute they step on board. We bought a case of water bottles and checked it in as a piece of luggage. The ship sells it for $2 a bottle. Our case was $3 for 24 bottles. That way we had several bottles for our on shore excursions and pool time. The staff is amazing. Every single person is so well trained. You will meet people from all over the world, all working together to make your vacation great. You will leave refreshed.