I booked this ship because of the itinerary. It was an island hopping cruise to the Southern Caribbean. Overall, my family and I had a good time but there are definitely areas for improvement on this ship. One of our main complaints is that we did my time dining for the MDR. We had reservations every night and still had to wait in line for at least 30-45 minutes most nights that we ate there. We actually ate at Windjammer more this cruise than we ever have to just avoid waiting in line. Our suggestion is to book a set dining time (either the early or the late). Supposedly, no problems with set dining time. We have never had problems with my time dining before, but we have done it on the newer ships that may be more equipped to handle it. We brought our children and specifically made sure that there were waterslides on the ship prior to booking. Well, only one slide was working and there wasn't enough water pressure for our 7 and 11 year olds to be able to slide. They had to push themselves down. What's the point of having slides if you can't slide down them? Flowrider saved the day though. Girls had fun with that and enjoyed the hot tubs and mini golf. As far as the kids club (Adventure Ocean), the girls had fun, but there were not a lot of activities offered. The only night they did not have fun and wanted to leave was the last night. They were told that they had to watch a movie and were not allowed to talk with their friends or play anything else. Very disappointing for them on their last night with their new friends. The food was mediocre at best. We definitely did not starve and some things were good, but I found myself going back to the same food over and over again because other selections were not the best. The best thing on the dessert menu is the apple blossom a la mode. Get it while you can, because they ran out our last night at dinner. Staff was great. They were friendly and accommodating. We had a junior suite. Love the balcony and the walk in closet. Used the closet as a separate changing room. Plenty of storage. No noise.
Great. The bathroom was a little dated with a cracked sink, but no big deal.
The Five Star Tiami Catamaran Sail and Snorkel was great. Only complaint was a little bit of a wait time in the beginning.
Most beautiful water I have ever seen. We saw turtles right off the cruise ship. We regret that we did not book an excursion. Would love to snorkel there. A group of people said the snorkeling right off the pier was fabulous with lots of turtles. Next time.
Love St. Lucia. Lots to do. booked a tour with beach, snorkel, waterfall and hot springs mud bath. Our favorite day.