We chose this cruise for the Itinerary first Aruba, Bonaire, Curacoa and Labadee...
Let me start with the Islands, Labadee other than the locals hounding you to buy merchandise (we did buy some stuff to help out as this is a poor Island) the set up here is very nice, Nice beach, OK not great BBQ lunch, drinks can be bought on sign and sail card. IF you want to do anything other than just swim and enjoy the water $$$$ depending on what you choose.
Aruba we did the Depalma Island this was worth the money spent free lunch buffet or Grill items (breakfast if you make it there early) Free drinks, Burgers, chicken and ribs were good. Snorkeling was great (this was free). Water slides for kids, banana boat (free). Snuba extra $$
Bonaire we just walked through the town and straw type market with local vendors, Not pushy at sll.
Curacoa we did a tour with the beach this was a very nice set up to swim and relax. Food and Drinks and lounge extra $
Now for the ship the Good- Crew was extremely friendly and very attentive
Food was good, Windjammer got a little stale same breakfast every morning, lunch they tried to mix it up.
Dinner in the Dining room we had Succoro and Rene excellent very attentive to our needs and made very good suggestions for dinner
Not so Bad- Ship is ready to be refurbished in some areas this was evident but the crew continuously worked painting etc... and the staff tried to keep it picked up after all the passengers.
Bad- Very must and moldy smelling in many areas, Only saw the cruise director in the evening or on TV. There were very few announcements on what was going on during the day or evening.
Entertainment never attended any when we found them they were started or getting over.
During the day they had scrapbooking, cards, napkin folding, Salsa lessons, some trivia
We are not the scrapbooking, card playing, napkin folding type... Salsa and trivia could not be found until it was almost over.
Disembarkation was a mess very unorganized- We did self assist they had us out on the promenade for over an hour and when we got inside they had several other lines merging into our line... Talk about some upset guest!!!
If you go on this ship at least you MUST be married to your daily paper for activities, (we never received ours until well into the after noon).. that was hard trying to find things to do. We generally cruise Carnival and will go back due to the fact that they seem better organized, and there is so much to do that you have to choose what you really want to do. they also give you announcements telling you when things are happening.
Almost for got to mention the Clubs the Teen Club for out 16 year old son was full of tweens so he did not go there. Flow Rider was packed and rock climbing also. So 16 year old made friends and stayed at pool and jacuzzie, played basket ball..
Club for age 11 catered to mostly the Younger ones in that group so our 11 year old was bored and did not attend after the first day
All in all.. Loved the Islands... Ship and RCL just Ok. I have Friends and RCL is all they Cruise.
This was my 3rd trip with them and will return to Carnival
Interior cabin roomy enough for 4 people plenty of places to store everything we brought
Loved the area that RCL has in Labadee very relaxing day
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We walked around and just enjoyed Bonaire... had a quick bite to eat there and back to the ship after several hours of walking
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