We had a blast on my birthday! Don't bother with any packages, although I heard the swimming with the pigs excursion was fun.
The casino and dealers were great and never crowded. My only regret was not swapping contact info with Cicely and Curtis! The drinks were expensive, but soglad we didn't buy a package! We did get a bottle of wine for our stateroom which was a good call! You won't go hungry just sticking with the buffet, it was excellent. Yes it's an older ship, but unless you're someone who focuses on all the imperfections in life, you won't be disappointed.
Grand Bahama was a little sad looking after so much hurricane distruction, and the Grand Lucaya hotel and casino is closed, so very glad we didnt do that excursion, but just took a taxi to the marketplace instead. Cost only $14 return trip and they had a great taxi host whomade sure everyone got to the right place.