We booked this cruise because we've enjoyed our cruises on similar class ships--especially Allure, then Harmony. Also, we booked well in advance and got a reasonable price. Wanted something that cruised out of Miami or Ft. Lauderdale.
First, for the PRO'S:
1)The ship has an impressive look with the beautiful Central Park and fun Boardwalk.
Not spacious. Water problems in both shower and sink.
good shopping--baseball hats $5 and merchants willing to deal in the jewelry and souvenir stores. Nice big pool in the center of the shops with dj and dancers leading line-dances. Fun, festive atmosphere. Also, relatively clean.
Fun place if you love to shop. Tons of shops. Great prices on silver jewelry as well as gemstones. Note that RC and Carnival have a different location for their docks than MSC and Norwegian, so the shops close to these will be different.
Love this port! Such a fun beach day, but it has a lot of water activities as well. Best buffet--in addition to all of the usual burgers etc..I love the freshly made tortillas with toppings. My husband loved the cheesesteak subs. They also had portobello cheese sandwiches and cuban sandwiches--something unique. Also, they have two soft serve machines on the island. You drink package works on this island, too. Clean place that is easy to navigate. They have shuttles.