Did the same cruise in Oct. 2018 when Hurricane Michael messed with our stops. Got a great casino deal so we tried it again.
We had a morning flight into FLL, shuttle took us to ship arrived about noon and literally walked right on. Great timing.
We had bid on upgrade and received ocean view 48 hours prior to cruising for 75.00 pp. This room had plenty of space compared to IS cabins. It was on deck 5 under the side of theatre, only noise we heard was the ship going in or out of ports, I assume the ropes etc.
Nice extra room, nice area, easy to go back and forth too. Close to dining and entertainment. Would definitely stay in this area again.
Great Beach area with a wonderful large pool. Very clean.
I feel like this is just a drop off point. Very small area with shops thats it.
Walked around the shops across the street, spent a little bit of money and back on the ship. Not worth the walk.