We chose this cruise for our Honeymoon based on the ports. We really wanted to see Curacao and Aruba, and we enjoyed Grand Turk the last time we were there. It's great to just walk off the ship and be on the beach. La Romana was the unknown, so we opted for the Monkeyland excursion and it was AWESOME. We have been to the DR a number of times, and wanted to do something different. The excursion takes you into the mountains, and they are gorgeous. The ports were definitely all wonderful experiences for us, and we were really happy with them.
The rundown of the cruise itself....
Embarkation was so easy we were nervous we missed a step. haha. Our room was really nice. We went for a Deck 2 cove balcony which was a first, and we would definitely do it again. Really not much different from a regular balcony except I felt it was more private, and really enjoyed being so close to the water. There was nothing that was outstanding about the stateroom. It was clean, new, and served it's purpose. :) Definitely request a robe from your steward. Those robes are awesome.
Embarkation was so fast it was strange. haha.
Love being able to walk off the boat and immediately be on the beach. Bring cash if you want to "rent" lounge chairs and an umbrella. lol. We all gotta make money somehow!
It was cool to walk around the city and then sit at one of the water front cafes for a drink/snack. The Queen Emma Bridge is really cool, and the colors in Curacao are just gorgeous.