We picked this cruise because of the ports of call and the size of the ship. Going bigger was the right choice. I never felt crowed or overwhelmed. The longest we waited in line was 5 mins at the soda machine. St. Maarten needs a lot of work. We took a private tour through Viator. Highly recommend. 5 hours with a local who took us on both sides of the island and to see the damage and the beauty of the beaches.
Make sure to book your show reservations before you get on the ship. Book Oasis of Dreams on the first night. Most shows cancel because of wind. Don't waste your time on Cats! Most people walked out. For shows not seeing reservations, go early to get in line. Formal night is fun. A nice dress for the ladies and shirt and tie is good for the men. No need for a jacket. There are 2 formal nights.
Don't stress about getting on and off the ship. Wow!!!!! So smooth and easy if you are patient. Relax and have fun.
Cabin is a little tight with 4 people. We will get adjoining rooms next time. Very clean. I loved sitting on the balcony watching the aqua show, the carosel and people. Bring magnets to hang itinerary up everyday. A over the door shoe organizer was a huge help with space. I would recommend the boardwalk or central park balconies.
Great local guide. He showed us the hidden gems,hurricane damage on both sides of the island, went to the airport beach and 2 other beaches to swim. Great time.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Good, but wasn't as educational as a private company would have been. We surrendered like cattle and only had 5 minutes at each place.View All 262 City Tour Reviews
Went to the beach and hung out. Very busy place.
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