We wanted to go back to Panama. Unfortunately we didn't port there. We didn't realize that when we booked the cruise. We went through the locks into the big lake, anchored and then returned to the locks and headed out. It was very interesting but we would have liked to spend a few hours on land there. The trip was 10 days we couldn't Port in Costa Rica due to 70 knot winds and 15 to 18 foot seas...pretty crazy. This cruise was very strange for us. There were only 21 children on board, that was a first for us. The rest of the people on board were all over 60 (us included). I have never seen so many walkers and scooters and canes on a cruise. The comedians even had jokes about all the scooter traffic. It was different to say the least.
The crew was awesome as usual and did their best to keep us entertained and comfortable. Hats off to the captain. He did one hell of a job getting us through the turbulent weather.
The ship is going to dry dock in February and it is indeed ready for updating. The bathroom was old but loved the medicine cabinet very useful and the shower although dated it was roomy and comfortable.
We stayed one night at the Barrymore hotel in Tampa very nice and great transportation to and from the port.
We took the tender boat to grand Cayman and walked to the marine sanctuary where we snorkeled with large tarpon, many tropical fish, and lots of coral really nice and it was free!
We didn't stop there because of the weather