Let me start off by saying we had a WONDERFUL time and we had NOOOO problem finding something to do on this boat. Remind yourself that some people like to relax and that is part of the cruise for them. If you didn't know there was a fee to park your car than I believe it is time to go find another travel agent. What port out there is just going to let you park your car indoors for 7 days for free??? Come on, get serious.. Now I understand people are entitled to their own opinion and I appreciate that but when you don't understand basic cruise questions and you said you asked tons of questions that is a problem.. Also your travel agent didn't tell you they take out a prepaid gratuities??? REALLY! You are writing your review up here with tons and tons of questions and answers about everything and you didn't know this?? That is crazy! I agree on spending your money on excursions and Freeport is not that great but that doesn't ruin the expierence.. IMHO there was plenty to do on board that ship that was fun.. You don't have to play BINGO to enjoy it.. Yes there are tons of games but there were normally before or after something else was going on so I can't hate on them for trying to make some money and who knows you might win if you do play.. Okay, I have said my piece, now on to my review..
Day 1-Friday-We dropped off our 2 year old at the sitter and headed back to the house to finish packing up. I hated leaving my little angel but I knew she was going to have fun.. Maybe because she was bouncing around to her different grandparents house all throughout the week.. The drive down was pretty uneventful except for the very enthusiastic lady working the drive-thru at a Burger King in NC.. She was very excited! FUN STUFF.. Got to Charleston about 4pm and checked in to our hotel.. Hampton Inn and Suites in West Ashley.. They had a stay and park package for about 150.00 VERY VERY nice hotel. We had a suite with a whirlpool bath and 2 rooms. Did we need it? Nope but it was the same price as all the other rooms so why not! We showered up and headed to downtown Charleston to look around and find a bite to eat. We ended up eating at Fleet Landing Restaurant.. We knew it was a tourist trap but we are vacation so who cares.. Had some great local fish and headed back to the hotel for a nice sleep.. The wife took a bath and I just watched some TV before bedtime!