We chose this cruise because of the dates it went out.
We forgot that it was school vacation and that there would be so many children on board.
Most of the children, the parents took very good care of them, but there were a few that the kids, especially two little girls kept running around the halls and bar area, dragging on the floor. The bartenders had to keep telling them to please not to do that, it was very annoying.
Our cabin steward was very good and always there when we needed him.
The food, however, was not our choice of food. At the buffet the food was cold and dry, the carving station, the meat had been cut ahead of time and it was dry or not the cut we liked.
We only went to the dining room a few times, they didn't have enough tables for two and it took too long to get waited on.
The first comedian was very boring, other than that the rest was good.
Service was always very good.
Ports and shore excursions good. Sad that we couldn't go to Grenada due to a problem with the ship. Always a problem with this ship. last time it was the thrusters and this time it was the generator. As far as going to Dominica, to me it's a waste of time, the dock is terrible and the downtown is like a third world country. We stayed on board. the other ports were fine.
We boarded in Ft Lauderdale
we've been there many times, we took the city bus, across the street, for $10, for both ways, we went to Palm Beach. This is one of our favorite beaches where there is lounging, rentals of chairs, floaters, and there is a pier where they serve drinks and food.
There are also casinos if you enjoy that sort of thing,
You can walk, follow the path to the fort then go on through to the bridge. You can go over the bridge to the other side where there are restaurants. You can sit and watch the bridge open and close and the boats go by. very interesting. Food and drinks prices reasonable.
We took a taxi downtown to the green house, since my husband is a coast guard veteran and the restaurant is owned by a retired coast guard veteran, we love to support him, the drinks and food there is excellent and prices are reasonable, we had lunch then took a taxi back to the ship.
We walked around and ended up at Margueritaville where there is a pool with a bar and music lots of fun watching all the people. We had a few drinks, then we returned to the ship.