We chose to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary with our family, which consisted of our adult children, my sister-in-law, and mother-in-law.
We flew into Miami the day before departure, however we got in too late to really do any exploration of the city.
About 8 weeks prior to our departure, my sister-in-law broke her ankle which rendered her unable to bear any weight on her foot. She had a knee scooter and also decided to rent a wheelchair while on the cruise. We arrived at the port terminal around noon, and due to my sister-in-laws condition we were quickly escorted to a special line for those with disabilities. From that moment on, the cruise staff assisted with pushing her wheelchair throughout check-in until we were safely aboard ship. We did observe during check-in that the crew was running what we assumed was intranet wire from the ship to the terminal, however we did not experience any delays and we were onboard the ship sometime around 1:00 pm. Not everyone was so lucky, as we later learned problems insued delaying the check-in process for many that day.
Our cabin was very nice, with plenty of storage room for the two of us. I must admit, I definitely overpacked, and still had plenty of room. I found the bed and bedding comfortable, and the room temperature was perfect.
Balcony is perfect for a couple. Our cabin steward cleaned our room twice each day and was very friendly and helpful.
We thought the bathroom was super spacious, loved the shower jets, double sink, and NEVER once had an issue with the toilet not flushing.
I choose to use the shampoo & bodywash that was provided by NCL so I didn't have to pack any since we were flying.
My hubby and I do not have sensitive skin, or special hair care needs, so it was fine. However, if you have special requirements for skin or hair, or enjoying lots of foaming and bubbles you may want to pack your own.
There were no towel animals, which I admit I would have enjoyed, but it wasn't a deal breaker as the room cleanliness plus service from our room stewards was exceptional and that more than made up for the lack of towel animals.
We stayed in the South Beach area, and enjoyed what litte we were able to observe.
A quick stroll from our hotel afforded me the opportunity to watch the sunrise on Miami Beach and quickly dip my feet in the Ocean before we had to get ready to head to the port terminal
Enjoyed local cuisine, and some vendors within the port area.
A little shopping at Tortola Pier park.