leading up to embarkation we did hear about the infamous smell. Right off the bat stepping onto the ship it was there to greet us. While not throughout the whole ship, I feel like it’s prevalent in some pretty important areas.. near one of the main dining rooms and the atrium. Hard to sit and eat with that horrid smell lingering. When asked what has been done to correct the smell we were told by different people, when the ship was dry docked there wasn’t anything that could be done. If that’s the case why not park this port-a-potty. While the ship is showing its age in multiple multiple ways, (l won’t talk about the lack luster food on the lido deck), the smell is the WORST of it. For balance, there were some good on the ship. Sea day brunch was my favorite. The dinner in the main dining room was great. Along with the waitstaff. The entertainment and the cruise director Cam were great. We found our favorite bar on board by day 2 and literally lived there for the rest of the trip. The Alchemy Bar and the bartenders, Richard, Lulu and Nelson were amazing. Take those amazing things off this trash ass vessel and retire this scum bucket.
The cabin was better than I expected. Except the filthy window I couldn’t get a nice picture out of. I was a little claustrophobic in the shower and left the curtain on the one time I used it. Made a big mess but I had to. I showered in the spa women’s locker room the rest of the week and that was great. The vanity was nice to have getting dressed.
We used this port to walk around and explore. Try new foods and see things on our own. We were both happy with that decision. It was beautiful
Drive down from NC the night before. We got dinner across from the hotel and we’re tired from the drive so we didn’t explore any.