As always, our cruise agent Deb did a masterful job with this cruise. She booked the exact cabin we wanted - getting the air booked (direct flights), cruise credit, extra internet minutes along with the tips and drink package. There does not seem to be anything she can't do relating to cruises.
Getting there and back: Up at 4:30AM CST and off to the airport by 5. At the airport by 5:30am. American Airlines did it's best to ruin the cruise before and after. Long lines at DFW with no help to check in. Kiosks did not work. Supervisor who did not care. Half the people flying out early missed flights because no one was there to help. We made it to the plane and were the last to board. More problems on landing and waiting for American to deplane us, then customs and luggage delay... You should get the idea. OK so with all the delays we got to the ship in St Maarten about 6:45pm. Diane said "That travel was like four days worth."
On the trip home American again did it's best to make sure to continue their bad service trend. We arrived back in DFW 3 hours after the scheduled arrival time.