Pre-Cruise: I booked parking through Spot Hero. Parked at the Embassy Suites in Crystal City. They have an airport shuttle. I paid $44. If I had parked at Reagan it would have been $68. Flight was direct DCA to MIA. Transfer to the Port through Royal. The transfer service was fantastic. I have never had a cruise line employee board the bus and give a little speech - telling parents that a ship is a mini city and to be vigilant. To the adults the same thing, don’t take your safety for granted.
Embarkation: From the time I got off of the bus until I was on the ship was less than 5 minutes! We got off the bus and the cruise line employees told us to just leave our bags by the bus and someone would be over to get them. There was no one to tip. It was strange and I felt weird leaving my bag there. Into the terminal, up the escalator and over to priority. A lady scanned my phone (I had the app loaded and ready) and asked if I’d been feeling ill at all recently. She then directed me to the security screening. From there directly to the ship – AMAZING efficiency.
Stateroom: Loved my cabin and there will be video and details in the Cabin thread. Junior Suite – Deck 10 – 1344. Rooms were ready at 1:00pm on the nose and my bag was at my room when I opened the door to leave again at 1:30!
I loved my cabin! Quiet Stateroom? (With comments on problems) – Very Quiet and I loved it!!! Can't rave about it enough.
Was stateroom a connecting stateroom? - NO
Balcony View - Give comments on view, noting if location of any obstructions was an issue. – No obstructions, great views depending on where we were located.
Balcony Size? Normal or oversized for class? - Normal
Was wind a problem? - Only because of the foul weather.
If an aft cabin, was soot a problem? - N/A
Any specific problems with this cabin? - Just the noise but it was a huge problem.
Any other comments? - I thoroughly enjoyed this cabin. The tub is deep and there is a ton of storage.