We live in So. Florida so for us the port was a hop skip and a jump. We arrived at the port at 11 A.M. and were on the ship by 11:30 A.M.
The check in desk was extremely organized and moved quickly.
once on the ship, we went to the Windjammer for lunch. Many people, but all went smoothly. Food was good and service was excellent.
I never thought that I would be commenting on this cabin, but this is the honest truth. We have cruised several cruises and always had balconies or outside cabins on the top deck. Never did we ever plan on booking a bottom deck. We booked our cruise two days before we sailed and had no choice but to take what was luckily cancelled. On deck 2, A cabin with a four foot round port hole. This was the best cabin, the most quiet location, a fantastic view of the water. From now on, we will only book lower and more toward the aft of the ship. It totally surprised us.