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NCL Sky Pros 1. Movie selections were good 2. Steak and flounder in the main dining room were very good 3. There is a real Starbucks! 4. No dress codes for dinner. Even specialty restaurants so you can be as casual or ... Read More
NCL Sky Pros 1. Movie selections were good 2. Steak and flounder in the main dining room were very good 3. There is a real Starbucks! 4. No dress codes for dinner. Even specialty restaurants so you can be as casual or dressed up as you’d like. Speaking of dressed up, there are no formal nights but there is a GLOW party one night where you can where all white or neon. 5. The late night snack options are more expansive than pizza like on Carnival Cons 1. Restaurants and bar hours listed as a start time to “close” but what time “close” is was not defined 2. Food selections were repetitive. Dining rooms and buffet had the same menu pretty much every day/night. Burgers, hot dogs, and chicken was the normal lunch menu and the burgers were not well done 3. Italian restaurant did not have Chicken Parmesan which seems like a basic entree. When I asked if they could make it, the Server said they didn’t have mozzarella cheese to melt. However, they had pizza on the menu so not having mozzarella made no sense 4. My husband got an extreme case of sunburn on the private island. Just a consultation with the doctor, not including treatment was $199 and they don’t take insurance. 5. Breakfast hours in the dining room end at 9:30 am. Other cruises I’ve been on serve until 10:30 or 11 6. Hair seemed to be on most towels and cloth napkins...long strands. I’m guessing this is a laundering issue but it is a noticeable problem, especially because the silverware is wrapped in a cloth napkin 7. The staff did not put on shows during dinner like you may be used to from other cruise lines 8. It was difficult to hear most of the announcements in the room. When volume wasn’t an issue, it was sometimes a challenge to understand what the person was saying 9. The Stardust theater was so cold, we could not stay to enjoy the show 10. One line for disembarkation was extremely long and staff didn’t bother to divert people to the other kind with hardly nobody in it 11. The process to take the tender to Grand Stirrup Cay was long and confusing. A lot of time was wasted waiting. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
I live close to the port, and have taken NCL cruises at least 8 times, both from SC and Fla. I did the 2018 Sun cruise to the Bahamas last year, same as this year for 2019. It wasn't as good a cruise as the last one due to some ... Read More
I live close to the port, and have taken NCL cruises at least 8 times, both from SC and Fla. I did the 2018 Sun cruise to the Bahamas last year, same as this year for 2019. It wasn't as good a cruise as the last one due to some obvious changes on board. Le Bistro was so good in 2018, we used all our specialty restaurant credits at that fabulous French place. However, this year, it's obvious they changed chefs. Last year, they had wonderful cone appetizers filled with amazing delights & this year they were not on the menu. Last year, the Steak Au Poivre was awesome. This year, the meat was good, but I've never seen a green peppercorn sauce that was brown with no green peppercorns at all and it tasted like burnt buerre. VERY much changed and went from 5 stars to 2, and I wasn't the only one onboard to also observe the changes. Even the staff knew about it. Now my favorite is Cagneys. Cheese plates that once were available were not found anywhere, as I used to love blue cheese, brie and mixed of cheeses for dessert. Last year, had them all. This year, it was cubed cheddar and another cubed white cheese. Another downhill thing from 2018 to 2019 is the live music. Last year, the bands at the pool were amazing and you could find music most anywhere during the late afternoons or evenings/nights. This year, I could only find the piano player once, and there was never live music at the Atrium bar nor the Champagne bar, except maybe once that I missed? I was forever missing the musicians's very short 30-45 minute venues whereas last year, you could find them and actually listen to music several places within a time frame. The cabin was clean and comfortable, and loved the location mid-front 4th deck. Loved Mark, the funniest and best bartender on the entire ship, who primarily worked at the Atrium bar and kept us all laughing. Met some great people, as always. This is what I call the "relaxing" cruise, but could have enjoyed the more fun ambiance from 2018 (and better food). Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I got an amazing deal last minute so expectations were not high. we were previously on the all inclusive as a group of 25 in June for graduation. This time maybe because we spent more time on the boat . Buffet: Food was ok never fresh. ... Read More
I got an amazing deal last minute so expectations were not high. we were previously on the all inclusive as a group of 25 in June for graduation. This time maybe because we spent more time on the boat . Buffet: Food was ok never fresh. Variety did not exist. one plus- Ice cream always available and they never ran out of cones. Sports bar food you ordered was good warmer but still not hot to be made to order food. Main Dining: we had an amazing server Raul and food was good. Desserts were best! Carrot cake and banana split my favs. Entertainment: was good always get a good laugh out of the game shows. Live band was good too. Pools are small and overcrowded on sea days but we waited til later afternoon and enjoyed a little time. I was presently surprised with the inside cabin 9129. Definitely more spacious than oceanview that we had in June. Room was always clean and fresh I think she knew when we were gone because I only saw her the last two days. ***completely upsetting was "free offer of bev package" was not really free service charge of 20$ a day on top of the regular gratuity charges of $15.00. Add those together and you are paying 35$ a day for services that can be good at times but majority of servers don't deserve tips because they have attitude because you have the drink package. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Needed more to do! 2 days of excursions dropped, one last min, day of, which meant 2 days at sea; too much on a small ship. Food was average and entertainment seemed to be new or just thrown together. Bartenders were nice and great ... Read More
Needed more to do! 2 days of excursions dropped, one last min, day of, which meant 2 days at sea; too much on a small ship. Food was average and entertainment seemed to be new or just thrown together. Bartenders were nice and great steward. UBP does include bottle water but not Starbucks. It also includes wine with dinner, but only a select few. Captain did a good job of keeping the ship in the sun most of the trip. Key West was fun but we only had 5 hours there....even though we had a day at sea before and after?? We were really looking forward to great stirrup cay but it was cancelled. Nassau was ok but the guides on our tour did not seem to know much and our return boat was late because one of the motors stopped working. Market area is hectic and full of rude people who seemed to not like visitors. Overall, will go with a different cruise line next time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I will start by saying we have cruised 5 different cruise lines, this was our first Carnival cruise. Yes we have heard a lot of negatives so we were prepared for the worst! However I must say the Elation is in very nice condition, ... Read More
I will start by saying we have cruised 5 different cruise lines, this was our first Carnival cruise. Yes we have heard a lot of negatives so we were prepared for the worst! However I must say the Elation is in very nice condition, refurbished and quite nicely done. The cabins are plain, yet served there purpose. Staff was nice, however the ship is understaffed and service suffered. Food was much better than expected and was very good in the dining room, good to average at the buffet. Guys burgers and the Cantina were excellent. There was plenty to do for evening entertainment, and the Rock show was outstanding. The problem for us was not the ship at all. However be prepared for the crowd a low cost 4 day cruise gets. The quality of the people did not match the quality of the ship. Perhaps I just cannot adjust to the younger under 40 crowd.(I am in my 60's, took my kids and grandkids for this cruise) My grandkids felt it was a great cruise, so it is a matter of perspective. If you like loud, and I mean really loud music on the pool deck, kids taking over the jaccuzi ALL DAY, Kids and adults walking the hallways all night talking loudly and waking up everyone who actually tried to sleep, parents who take absolutely no action to control their children, than this is the cruise for you. I will stick with Celebrity or Royal Caribbean which gets a better crowd. Will I try a 7 day Carnival cruise in the future? Will the crowd be different? I'm not sure yet. As for now I need to recover from this one! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Had a wonderful 4 day cruise with perfect weather, ship and crew/staff were excellent. What brings the whole rating down was the technical issues we experienced with our stateroom. The embarking was a very pleasant and positive ... Read More
Had a wonderful 4 day cruise with perfect weather, ship and crew/staff were excellent. What brings the whole rating down was the technical issues we experienced with our stateroom. The embarking was a very pleasant and positive experience, very well done. Rooms ready when promised and plenty to do while waiting for the room. Key West was well done given the short amount of time you have there, we did a bike tour and enjoyed the history and sense of humor our guide shared with us. The private island was wonderful with plenty of room to spread out ( we were the only ship on the island, so lots of extra room and no waiting -except at the bar). Specialty dinning was very tasty and service was excellent. Pros: Public areas of ship are in great shape Specialty dinning was a winner, both service and food Arrival and departure was very well done Shore excursions (Key West bike tour and private island beaches both great) Butler and steward both excellent Indoor bars/lounges well done and good service Cons; Technical issues with the room Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was my first cruise with Norwegian, probably the last as well. It was a truly average experience. Nothing was fabulous and wowed us, on the other hand nothing truly terrible happened. Embarkation went very smoothly, didn't ... Read More
This was my first cruise with Norwegian, probably the last as well. It was a truly average experience. Nothing was fabulous and wowed us, on the other hand nothing truly terrible happened. Embarkation went very smoothly, didn't take long to get on the ship. The Entertainment on the ship was not great. One night there was a magician from France and he did a really nice job. The ship performers and singers are hit and miss. Some could sing and some definitely could not. The Dining was strange, I personally do not like the come as you are dress code. I don't want to sit in the dining room with people in their shorts/ tube tops/ flip flops. The dining room was almost completely empty every night, I'm not sure where people were eating. The buffet was very small and didn't have many options. Our cabin attendant was not thorough. Our room was dirty when we arrived, we removed hair from the shower and the bed. And the carpet had not been vacuumed. Some of the workers on the ship were not very friendly or hospitable, I did witness a couple of interactions where I thought they were quite rude. Shore excursions were not plentiful, we booked everything outside the cruise line because we couldn't find enough options. Visited the spa once for a massage, the person doing the massage was very pushy and aggressive with the sales pitch to buy products. I was so uncomfortable I never went back and I had a 50.00 coupon, it just wasn't worth it. Overall, it was all "okay" but I want to have a great experiences on vacation...not just okay. I probably would not cruise with them again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was my first cruise and I must say the overall experience was fair. Document check was quick and smooth. Norma provide us with spot on service with a smile. Boarding the ship was quick and effortless and the room available ... Read More
This was my first cruise and I must say the overall experience was fair. Document check was quick and smooth. Norma provide us with spot on service with a smile. Boarding the ship was quick and effortless and the room available sooner than expected. Even luggage arrived in a timely fashion. News letter was a great help and informative. The trip listed 4 ports, we got to see two. Trip was to see the St Thomas/Bahamas. Understand that things happen but to miss two parts. Recvd money but not enough!! Service in the restaurants was on the slow side. Had reservations - arrived early but still had to wait beyond book time. Selection of food was OK – no shrimp or lobster offered and prime rib was post on menu only to be removed!! Pool needed to be cleaned more often as it was full of hair! Was Very disappointed Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Overall this cruise experience was a good one. Definitely not the best but not bad either. Food definitely has room for improvement. As a person who works in the restaurant industry it’s hard for me to be satisfied with food options and ... Read More
Overall this cruise experience was a good one. Definitely not the best but not bad either. Food definitely has room for improvement. As a person who works in the restaurant industry it’s hard for me to be satisfied with food options and venues. The main dining halls are the complimentary/ no charge dining fare. The food was what you would expect on a so so cruise nothing to rave about. They should offer more variety and cross train their cooks better. Food quality and taste was different everyday for dinner. Though we did eat at two of their ala cart restaurants I was only impressed with one. Food was amazing at that one restaurant. My mom who went two nights before ate the same exact thing but said it was terrible. So not all their cooks are up to par. As for the ship itself it was fairly clean and enjoyable. I did here many people raving about their experience. Stirrup cay was also very beautiful. However my only gripe was that the beach area of the cabana that we rented was extremely rocky and very rough waves. For being a private area I didn’t feel it was worth the money because you really couldn’t relax in the water because of all the rocks and rough waves. The main area for the regular beach goers was much more calm. The cabana itself was a nice way to relax and lounge and we had our own private butler to get out drinks. The other gripe I had about the their island was the food. Sorry NCL it was pretty bad. The ceviche was not cured correctly. It felt like they used the citrus juice concentrate to cure cook the raw seafood. It was bitter and mostly uncooked. Other options were terrible as well. We tried the main dining hall and the food truck and both were flops. Overall the experience was great. We had a great time with our family and the staff treated us great. Remember these words for the Norwegian Sun, “Washee Washee”. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise and cruise line based on many great reviews that we read. We wanted something short as this was my first cruise and also we were wanting to bring our 18 month old. We were so excited to see they offered child care for ... Read More
We chose this cruise and cruise line based on many great reviews that we read. We wanted something short as this was my first cruise and also we were wanting to bring our 18 month old. We were so excited to see they offered child care for children and the rooms were very nice with a lot of toddler activities or so it seemed. We were extremely disappointed. They advertise child care but don’t advertise their hours. We called NUMEROUS times to get details on the day care and never really got a straight forward answer. SO, here is the TRUTH! They offer child care from 8-10 am. And 10pm-1am. Which are both extremely unreasonable. Our son is asleep before 10, and we wanted to spend time with him in the mornings before people got too crazy later in the day. So the childcare was not beneficial to us in the least bit. The drink package is nice but what they don’t tell you is once you reach your 15 drinks you aren’t even allowed to purchase anything additional. For most people this wouldn’t be an issue. For anyone who might exceed that, here was your warning, lol. Also, you might as well just find a place to sit for the day and make sure it’s near a bar. You have to wait 5 minutes between each drink with the drink package but it takes about 20-25 minutes to get a drink. The cruise director “No-no” is awesome and made every activity so much fun! Even to watch since we didn’t participate in any activities due to no daycare like they advertise. It would have been nice to be able to go to shows and drop the baby off for those times but that wasn’t the case. Every staff member we encountered was extremely enjoyable and you could tell they loved their job. The only exception to that is the bartender in the sky box. I didn’t catch his name but each time we went in there he was extremely rude and obviously overwhelmed. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was my first cruise and I had heard that the Norwegian Cruise Line was a better cruise experience. Well I was a little disappointed. The food variety was not that good. The best part of the cruise for me was meeting people from all ... Read More
This was my first cruise and I had heard that the Norwegian Cruise Line was a better cruise experience. Well I was a little disappointed. The food variety was not that good. The best part of the cruise for me was meeting people from all over the world. The embankments stops. I understand the devastation that happened in the Bahamas but we should had another day in Cozumel or Key West, instead of just floating at sea. The rocking of the boat was uneasy to enjoy walking around the ship. Now the worst part of the cruise was the smoking in the casino part of the ship. They need those smokeless ashtrays. My door decoration was missing when we returned from the Birthday dinner. That was a memorable piece from this cruise, which was my first cruise. The drinks were great and well made. Duty Free gift shop was very nice. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Overall, ship was clean, service adequate and great week of R&R. Ship layout was odd without a central way to pass through inside, easily overcome by taking an outdoor stroll on deck 11. Stateroom was comfortable, cabin steward ... Read More
Overall, ship was clean, service adequate and great week of R&R. Ship layout was odd without a central way to pass through inside, easily overcome by taking an outdoor stroll on deck 11. Stateroom was comfortable, cabin steward surprised us with birthday decorations, including a “cake” made of towels. Food was average at best. Moderno buffet was our favorite location for coffee and simple lunch. Menus in other venues had little variation and not of the same quality as other ships. Very nice dinner at Cagney's, slow service but our food was excellent. LeBistro was not as good for us as other reviewers shared. We enjoyed the bonus upgraded beverage package because of the switch from open bar post booking. It allowed us a bottle of wine with dinner each night. Had two sea days in place of Grand Bahama and GSC with limited poolside entertainment. Birthday special for a spa treatment was a nice bonus on our last day. The week was enjoyable but not sure we’ll sail the Sun again. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I am a Disney Fan, so I was excited to take my family on the Disney Dream cruise. I had such high expectations and for the most part, all of them were exceeded. The welcoming on the boat, made us feel so special. The shows and ... Read More
I am a Disney Fan, so I was excited to take my family on the Disney Dream cruise. I had such high expectations and for the most part, all of them were exceeded. The welcoming on the boat, made us feel so special. The shows and performances were like broadway productions. The restaurants, even the main dining experiences were 5 star A few things that I did not like The character schedules were for 15 min spurts and some characters had very few appearances, so with thousands of people on the boat, more often than not, a line was shut down. So we had a significant amount of missed opportunities. Similarly, since there was so much to do, you always had to choose what to do which is a good thing, but when you can't get a later time for things like the character schedule or a particular show, you start to feel like your missing out. Some character views were at 10pm, my children are sleep by then, to avoid tantrums, just something we couldnt take advantage of. I did expect the characters to have meals or appearances in the restaurants - so that was a missed opportunity They changed the port schedule (what days going to castaway ) without proper notification. They have an app that you can use, which was a life saver, but I did not see the change ahead of time. The most epic fail of them all, The Dream put on a fireworks performance, very excited, I love fireworks However they did it off the boat. In the beginning I thought it was a good idea until I saw firey fireworks pieces hurling towards a crowd of people ( I was in the crowd) I was able to dodge one that was coming in at top speed, but there was a second one that landed next to me, I thought it was one me, and it was still on fire. Luckily there was another person there to help put the fire out. Lack of full planning for cruisers safety These are the reasons it got a 3 out of 5 I am willing to give Disney Cruise Line another shot in a few years. But I expected to be wowed at every step of the way. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I chose Norwegian bc I was told it was one of the best. I had gone on a Carnival cruise in the past and wanted to compare my experience. The 1st thing you should know is that due to weather we missed 2 of our 4 ports. The last port being ... Read More
I chose Norwegian bc I was told it was one of the best. I had gone on a Carnival cruise in the past and wanted to compare my experience. The 1st thing you should know is that due to weather we missed 2 of our 4 ports. The last port being cut was a bit of a surprise. We didn't think the water was that bad (we would have taken a boat to shore). Obviously NCL cannot control the weather, but 2 sea days in place of port days is not an equivalent value in my book. The 2 ports we missed were our beach/snorkeling days so we managed to pay for a Caribbean vacation and not set foot on a beach! Extremely disappointed. I had booked a package that included port credits and was not even offered those credits as onboard credits. I understand that cruise lines write contracts to ensure they make money but I think expecting the customer to take all the loss in this case is poor customer service! I would be interested to know how other cruise lines have handled this kind of situation. Booking experience: My husband booked our last cruise 5 years ago, so I don't recall if we were a bit blindsided by tipping fees after booking or not. But bc they wanted tips paid up front when I included drink and meal upgrades I assumed that all tips were included and got an unpleasant surprise. They also didn't tell me that there was a cut-off for informing them of food allergies. I had missed the cut off date bc they want 25 days notice, but since no one mentioned it at booking I stumbled upon this info when I asked about bringing snacks a few days after the deadline. Allergy accommodations: In spite of missing the deadline the staff on board was largely very kind and understanding. I do have to mention that the lack of communication of procedures to me and lack of communication with each other at times was frustrating. No one told me that I had to preorder my meals for the next day, so at my first breakfast the server was a bit curt with me about needing to preorder. I told her that I was unaware of the procedure and her response was "well, I am telling you now." There is also no alternative menu for ppl with allergies. It would have made the ordering process easier if I knew what they were capable of, but in stead they want me to tell them what I want so they can shoot it down until I say something they can accommodate. Before you start thinking the lack of preparation was due to me missing the deadline you should know that I was told there was another GF and dairy-free person on board! Whatsmore they didn't have much on board to assist in this process, i.e. butter and cheese alternative, GF baked goods other than bread. Milk alternative was not listed on the menu. The only dessert offering was lemon sorbet. While I am used to being left out while others enjoy fine dining it is no less frustrating when you consider all the products out there that are readily available now. General Dining: My mom and sister were rarely impressed. We enjoyed Le Bistro, but that is an upgrade. We dined in the Four Seasons or Seven Seas most often bc my mom preferred to be waited on due to mobility issues. There was one occasion that my sister had to send biscuits and gravy back bc it was "disgusting" and several times that they commented that the presentation was promising but the flavor was mediocre. I would not consider either of them picky eaters or accustomed to fine dining, so to underwhelm them is saying something. The service was generally very good. Our Stateroom: I booked for 3. I was told that we would have 2 twin beds and a foldout couch. When we arrived it was a queen and the couch didn't fold out. Apparently they push twins together to make a queen so that was easily corrected. I just don't know why they wouldn't look at my booking and have it prepared. We had to wait quite some time in the chaos of onboarding before it was corrected. Since the couch didn't fold out as I was told we requested an egg crate pad for additional comfort but my sister was still quite uncomfortable. No expected a foldout couch to be stellar but what we got was substandard. We enjoyed the balcony but in spite of the sign that said the balcony was a no smoking area ppl still smoked! There was no enforcement of the rule. So at times the balcony that I paid extra for was unusable. Entertainment: I remember enjoying Carnival's shows more. I am sure it is personal taste or maybe bad luck. For example, the comedian on this trip was good during the "family show" and OK during the adult show. The comedian on Carnival had me laughing till I couldn't breathe! The game shows were ok. Lots of activities required a fee. Karaoke was ok. It was a machine setup vs a live band set up on Carnival, so way more cool to sing with a band and nice to have someone that would jump in for struggling singers. The vibe was just so much more fun on Carnival. Excursions: They need more detail in the descriptions and need to incentivize reviews. We booked level 1 due to my mom's mobility issues. She walks with a cane. The Key West Land and Sea was appropriately leveled 1. But bc we had to walk 3 blocks to get to the bus tour in Nassau (meaning the bus could not pick us up in front of the boat like in the Keys) it was not appropriately leveled so we were underprepared. I am not sure they would have allowed us to take a wheelchair off the boat even if we paid the $150 rental fee, so I don't know if we could have prevented her discomfort. The tours themselves were nice enough. The Fury glass bottom boat in the Keys was a little disappointing in that the boat is set up so you have to stand around the glass bottom instead of sit. Other glass bottom boats I have been on have bench seats facing the viewing area. Again an issue for my mom. The ride was good otherwise, but it must have taken longer than expected since the land tour was not exactly as described. The description mentioned a couple of stops so passengers could get off for a break or to get a pic and that did not happen. Also the seating on the trolley was uncomfortable for me bc I have long legs. Sitting askew for a hour ride with no break was hard! In contrast, once we were past the long walk to the bus in Nassau, the bus ride itself was as described and the seating was better and the bus had AC! We had a few breaks as described also. We were able to visit the fort, queens staircase, Atlantis, and have rum cake! As mentioned previously we missed out on our beach excursion ports so I cannot speak to those. Would I go again? Not likely any time soon. I had hoped for more for my Mom's birthday cruise experience. She had not been one one for over 40 years and she even mentioned enjoying her last one more for reasons unrelated to her age and mobility. It is hard to pay so much for a mediocre experience and knowing the weather could take half your vacation! Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We wanted a short cheaper cruise for our Anniversary. We had some gift cards from work to apply to RC to bring the cost down. We had to call RC multiple times and took a month and after our cruise for the cards to be applied. The booking ... Read More
We wanted a short cheaper cruise for our Anniversary. We had some gift cards from work to apply to RC to bring the cost down. We had to call RC multiple times and took a month and after our cruise for the cards to be applied. The booking agent with RC was not the most helpful to work with and was at times rude. We had it noted in our booking it was our Anniversary the day we left yet no one from RC from the cabin steward to the dining room staff said Happy Anniversary until my husband went to the head waiter and told him. We didn't expect any gift or items but a verbal acknowledgement would have been nice since the phone customer support had it in the file when they asked after we had all the trouble with the gift cards being applied if we would like to purchase a bottle of champagne for our anniversary. The main entree food in the MDR was good overall with the exception of the fish which was overcooked and dry. The desserts were underwhelming as we have had much better on other cruise lines. The two best are the chocolate cake they have every night and the grand mariner souffle. We wanted to try the sky pad, lazer tag, ice skating, rock wall and flow rider. The sky pad we heard from another guest was going to be shut down by 5:30 the first day and not open the remainder of the cruise even though the itinerary said it would be open each day on their app. Sure enough it was closed for maintenance but didn't reflect that in their app. The lazer tag also had more times posted in the app than it was really open for so we were unable to try that. The Ice skating was pretty cool but also had limited availability and was fun to try. The ice show was great the best show we saw on the ship by ship staff. It was obvious they were stalling the first night for the comedy show but wouldn't announce that when the comedian didn't come on until 40 min into an hour scheduled show. The flow rider was fun but you could only go a minute or two per turn before waiting a half hour in line again. We liked that the ship never felt crowded or had trouble getting from one end to the other. The promenade was nice and the coffee drink cards well worth it. Other activities were on par with other ships. The comedian and ventriloquist were enjoyable. Overall we would cruise RC again if the price is right but to us it isn't worth the higher price when activities are unavailable more than half the cruise and the food is the same or other lines better. We did not try the specialty restaurants maybe the food is better there for the additional cost. The cabin was clean but smaller than ones we've had in the past but worked for us for a 4 day cruise. The only other negative was the $170 in extra credit card charges in addition to the end of cruise room statement we found on our credit card a few days after arriving home that RC says is credit card validation to ensure it's a valid card. Not sure I believe that they need to charge 5 charges ranging from $9-75 to validate a card. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise to celebrate our anniversary. We like the short itinerary because we had never been on a cruise, and I am super prone to motion sickness. My wife was super excited as we arrived at Port Canaveral. We went through ... Read More
We chose this cruise to celebrate our anniversary. We like the short itinerary because we had never been on a cruise, and I am super prone to motion sickness. My wife was super excited as we arrived at Port Canaveral. We went through the embarkation process and got on the ship in about 10 or 15 minutes, which was outstanding. We paid for the faster to the fun package, so we should have been allowed immediate access to our room, but we were denied entry by multiple people and had to drag our garment bag and carry on around with is through the crowded lido deck and attempt to get food separated from each other to have one person watch the luggage. That's not exactly the perfect way to start the cruise. As I stated before, I am super prone to motion sickness, so I prepared with the ginger pill dramamine, which did really well for me, but the waves were horrible and rocked the ship until we heard nothing but complaining about it from every cruisegoer we met. I realize this isnt Carnival's fault, but I thought it rich when the captain said we will be having just a light chop for the last day, and it knocked stuff over in rooms. The food was sub par on the buffet, Golden Corral is better, and the lines are shorter. The service is good at the tables, but there are very few things that can be done to make it more palatable because almost everything is pre made. (Even the employees will admit this.) The Silver dining are was fun, but 75% of our meals were just ok. The prime rib on formal night was a giant, universal, fail. We really liked our waiter though, shout out to Cuckoo...as he said he should be called. The room was small, but it said 170 sq ft, so, what do you expect? Well, the shower was clogged, the AC was horrible, and the sink had no water pressure. The AC was fixed on the third night of the cruise, the shower was same day, and the sink never was. Out room attendant, Michael, was quick to accommodate us with a fan and calling maintenance. Nono was the cruise director, and she was awesome. I have nothing but good things to say about her. Nassau was a disappointment, Princess Cay was awesome. The people for the most part were great, and the other parts were not. We will be booking again, but we will try other cruise lines before returning to Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
This was a cruise to celebrate my sister's birthday. I've been on Carnival 7 day cruises before and had no complaints, but as soon as we entered our balcony stateroom, it was disappointing. The glass on the aft-balcony was ... Read More
This was a cruise to celebrate my sister's birthday. I've been on Carnival 7 day cruises before and had no complaints, but as soon as we entered our balcony stateroom, it was disappointing. The glass on the aft-balcony was dirty and stained brown to the point where you could not sit on the balcony and have any view looking through the glass portion. The balcony chairs and chaise lounge were also dirty. The carpet in the cabin....dirty as evidence from the bottoms of my slippers, so yes, bring slippers and wear them. Not long after sailing, there was a terrible gurgling noise coming from the bathroom. Water (including fecal matter) coming from drain behind the toilet and up from the shower drain. Called cabin steward, who contacted plumber. Came back to the room, and same thing!! Plus, bath mat was still soaking wet and dirty. Called cabin steward, who didn't seem to happy about it. Now, this was after his first appearance where he was laughing and when asked what was so funny, he just said oh the smell is terrible! Went to customer service to make sure this was taken care of and she said the plumber would meet us in the room. Met with plumber, who said the drains were functioning properly and hopefully wouldn't have a problem any longer (we did not, thankfully). Plumber had to call our cabin steward, at our request, to clean the floor of the bathroom and shower. He didn't seem too happy about it, but did it. I mean, there was p-o-o-p on the floor, why wouldn't you clean that? Needless to say, we wore our flip flops in the shower. Yes, bring a cheap pair of flip flops just in case! Seas were rough on our first night out but our room was the only one affected (plumbing issue) from what we could tell (in our general area, at least). There was a foul odor in various parts of the deck as we passed through throughout the cruise. Piano Bar....very tired looking decor. Misso Ferrer was a very good piano player, but his vocals lacked which was disappointing because on previous cruises, the Piano Bar was always a hopping place. America Rocks show with Carnival singers and dancers...Ok, two of the singers did a great job! Otherwise, reminded me of a high school performance. Comedian Michael Macy....very good, unfortunately did not make it to the adult shows. Hairy chest contest and newlywed game...need to be retired Food was good, but don't know why they had the "formal" night at our overnight stay in Nassau. We didn't make it back to the ship until 6pm anyway so opted for dinner on the balcony, which worked out fine. Guy's Burgers and BlueIguana Cantina, very good. Especially liked the breakfast burrito at the Cantina, no lines! Sandwiches and fries at the Deli were excellent. Kids unattended in the Lido whirlpools were crazy, diving from the sides in to the water with a carnival worker standing there doing nothing. Nassau was great. Weather was perfect. Did not do any ship sponsored excursions, opted to book on our own with a food tour. Had a great time and got a little shopping in as well. Would probably not do a three day cruise again, unless the price was right. This hasn't soured me on Carnival, but was overall, disappointed. The only thing that saved the rating from getting a "poor" was the food options, food quality and comedian. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Lets start out by saying that we know the free at sea air program is new but.... it needs a serious overhaul. They had us going from el paso to seattle then to orlando the way there. 6pm -6am . Shuttle from the airport doesn't arrive ... Read More
Lets start out by saying that we know the free at sea air program is new but.... it needs a serious overhaul. They had us going from el paso to seattle then to orlando the way there. 6pm -6am . Shuttle from the airport doesn't arrive until 9 and doesnt leave until 11. No food allowance for the 12+ hours of sleepless travel and we couldn't change anything so we stuck it out. The embarkation process was the best thing. Private escort so we didnt have to wait in line, VIP lounge with snacks and refreshments expedited check in. Amazing. But they lost a couple items from the drop off to our rooms, nothing to bad but rather a small annoyance ( among many) The view from the balcony was one of the highlights of our trip. Although it is unusable for the majority of the trip. It's super windy when the boat is moving and the hot tub takes for ever and a day to fill and was way to hot even for a hot tub. complimentary bottle of champagne, everyday snacks delivered was one thing the was amazing to have but there were days when the snacks weren't allergy friendly so the entire room couldn't enjoy them. The buttler francis was amazing but the concierge rubbed us very wrong from the beginning pushing expensive villas we repeatedly said we didnt want was one of the first. The room attendant was great and very attentive to our room but had complaints from others on our floor. They stopped doing towel animals which was sad but our butler did them for us. It was a hit or miss for enjoying our balcony because spinnackers bar was directly over us and a nice quiet still night turned into an obnoxious frat party real quick almost every night. The suite is in the front of the ship and all the dining options are in the back so you had to walk but it wasn't a very big ship for it to be a problem. My main complaint/concern is that we didnt know what duties and amenities were available to us from the staff. Feeling like we didn't utilize all the perks of our room was a little disappointing. Dining was great. Cagney's had complimentary breakfast and lunch for VIPs so it was a nice place to go to have a quiet meal. Portions are perfect. Enough for you to taste the food and go through all the courses. I never felt like I couldn't make make it to desert. Con: the staff is so fast at cleaning and clearing the table that I often found that I had to reorder a course because I blinked and it dissapeared. The food wasn't exotic. It was delicious and always had a variety but there wasn't something on the menu every night that I have never had before which was a little disappointing. Entertainment was great from the comedians dancers bands and performances. Glow party was a hot mess. There were couples and trios that got way too drunk and way too inappropriate. Not sure if was a rave or a public orgie. Layout got a bit confusing because the aft had only entrances so in order to travel to ANYWHERE else on the ship you had to go a couple floors up or down then towards the front. Once you hit the aft elevators you couldn't get out of the dining area. Elevators were tiny and only fit like 4 adults before you were ontop of another person. Spa was nice but the lady who did my massage insulted my post pregnancy belly and made me cry on two separate occasions by asking way to personal questions and didnt stop. Hurricane humberto was the reason why we couldn't go to great stirrup cay which was understandable and not to upsetting and many passengers expressed how unhappy they were with the decision to take a sea day instead of spending two days at a port or rerouting us to another one. Myself included. Each person was given a 20$ credit for the inconvenience. Overall it was nice but I dont think I'll be splurging on anything over a small balcony for future cruises with Norwegian. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We chose this cruise because it fit a tight schedule perfectly. We "Lyfted" from the airport for less than $20 when Norwegian wanted over $60 for 2 people. Once we arrived at the port boarding was amazingly simple, we just zoomed ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it fit a tight schedule perfectly. We "Lyfted" from the airport for less than $20 when Norwegian wanted over $60 for 2 people. Once we arrived at the port boarding was amazingly simple, we just zoomed right in. We were allowed to go to our cabin at 14:00 and our bags were right there when we got off the elevator on our deck. We had one minor problem with a light in the restroom of our cabin but we called guest services and an engineer knocked on the door in five minutes. We left for dinner and when we returned the problem was solved. Very efficient. The ship was very nice and staff was very gracious. The food was awesome and the entertainment great. We enjoyed the entire ship more than we really intended because we didn't get to go to two of the four ports of call. Granted, it was hurricane season and we knew before we sailed Freeport had too much damage, but we were really looking forward to the Great Stirrup Cay port since it is owned by Norwegian. But, with the looming tropical storm building, it was determined to be too dangerous to travel in that direction. Our less than stellar review has nothing to do with the ship but we question whether we made the proper choice to sail at this time of year... Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Note: Hurricane Dorian had just gone through a week beforehand so I am not going to base any of my review on the Nassau Port beach areas or initial expectation of beach enjoyment rather, I will focus my review on the Navigator, Nassau, ... Read More
Note: Hurricane Dorian had just gone through a week beforehand so I am not going to base any of my review on the Nassau Port beach areas or initial expectation of beach enjoyment rather, I will focus my review on the Navigator, Nassau, & Coco Cay's activities and amenities. We had booked beach/ocean excursions but canceled after the hurricane knowing that the water would be full of debris and not clear. It's a good thing or we would have wasted a lot of money. Myself & 18 Year Old Daughter Ocean View Room - Deck 2 Budget Trip to Enjoy the Ship & Ports - No extra packages etc. We literally wanted to sit by the pool and on the beach. First, the Cons: Ship: The ship is showing signs of wear and tear, seats in certain venues are worn and look rough. Cushions on the deck in the Solarium are stained and as the fabric is a solid, light color, it has a particularly "nasty" vibe on the cushioned couple's lounges...if you know what I mean. (Hey Designers....the cushions would be better off with a printed fabric.) The Solarium pool is a little worn and the fountains never worked while we were there. On cruise days, there just wasn't enough shaded seating as an option on the decks and if you didn't get there early, there wasn't enough seating around the pools, period. We spent a lot of time looking for pool seating then heading indoors so as not to get burned until people would disperse for activities. Seriously, there was NO music at the Solarium, no steel drums, no dj, nothing...just this weird dead air silence or chatter from the people laying about. We could hear music from the other pool but if you didn't want to share the pool with kids, you didn't get the fun entertainment or music at all. There wasn't enough music on board in my opinion. Cabin: Let me say, I was hesitant about our cabin location but I LOVED it. This was a budget trip but I can't do rooms without natural light so I spent more on the OceanView but didn't choose our room. Our steward was super nice and kept our space very nice but you could tell that she was just "done & over" the whole thing. We made sure to leave her a nice tip and try to keep our space clean. I felt that we may have been in her way a lot. As for the room, we had 2 twins set up and everything in our cabin was perfect except, 1. there was mold growing between the glass and wall in the shower behind the seal, not a place that can be cleaned. (poor design) 2. The decor and linens are starting to look worn and there are a lot of stains on the whites. 3. Our window stayed pretty dirty which hindered our view.....we couldn't tell if it was between the glass or outside but it's probably because it was so low to the water. Food: Windjammer had too much repetition, especially at breakfast and lunch. The food seemed to be geared toward the kid's palate, not adults as much. This is probably a good way to get cruisers to try the elevated dining but be prepared for that if you plan on traveling on a budget. The "American" food choices were a bit bland while the "International" foods were sometimes oversalted, especially the meat at the taco bar by the pool.....add rice and beans to subdue that. Also, if you like chocolate, you are going to really be searching the ship, there wasn't a lot. If you don't drink a lot of alcohol or sodas, buying a drink package is pointless but be prepared to have little to no selection for beverages. On day one, the Windjammer had coffee, hot tea, water, ice tea, lemonade, and oj, after day one, I only saw coffee, hot tea, water and apple juice (watered down)....you had to really hunt down water as the dispensers were often empty. It's difficult to refill water bottles at the dispensers but quick tip, if you go to the soda dispensers, they also have water and you can fit a water bottle under the spout. The hot tea selection is pretty decent so if you can find ice (good luck) you can make a decent ice tea....bring your own reusable bottle/cup or you will struggle to stay hydrated. Entertainment: Again, more music on the Solarium deck please! Also, throughout the ship, there needs to be more music during the daytime. The rest of this con is personal preference as entertainment is so subjective. Much of the Promenade entertainment felt very "middle school pep rally" except the live bands across from the Cafe Promenade...they were awesome even though you had to stand in the walkways to watch. The library needs to be repurposed; I was told that a lot of the books get thrown out when there is a shipboard virus or people walk off with them so it was really a sad sight to see almost empty shelves. This would be a good space to display more art, have a coffee house vibe, or even just some sort of interactive space. If you are a solo traveler or have a travel companion that is introverted, plan on a lot of people watching as most activities on board are hard to enjoy solo. Nassau - Since we canceled our water activities, we decided to explore Nassau by foot and have lunch at Senor Frogs (go see Michael, he's great). We explored the Straw Market and walked around the town a bit. There is a LOT of aggressive souvenir selling, most of which are repeated items, look for local artisans that are sitting and making and buy from them then just say no thank you when you are finished. On the walking paths, a lot of "high end" shops with "callers" from all sides. If you are traveling with small children or those who have sensory sensitivities, this can be overwhelming and scary. We decided after several hours of being called after ("Mami, can I be your son-in-law!" was constant) it was time to go back and just enjoy some quiet pool time. Ok, Now the Pros - If you are traveling with kids, this is the ship for you!!! Ship: The waterslides, flowrider, rockwall (early before it gets hot), courts, putt putt golf, pools, WATERSLIDES, game rooms, ice skating rink (bring long pants and socks), laser tag, splash parks, teen rooms, WATERSLIDES are AMAZING!! Did I mention the waterslides???? I'm almost 50 and I LOVED them, totally went on them more than you can imagine. If you are are traveling with kids, you are going to have fun. You can even sit in the pool and watch family friendly movies after dinner. The side balconies on the 4th deck and deck 3 are the best places to hang out when the ship arrives and leaves the docks....it's just beautiful and gives that windy "I'm king of the world" feel. If you don't mind being in full sun, there are a lot of upper deck areas to enjoy the view the ride. However, if you need to be indoors because you fry crispy in 10 minutes, head to the Cosmopolitan during the day, it's practically always empty and has a gorgeous view from the top with wrap around windows. You can take your drink up there, a journal, book, sketch pad and have hours of uninterrupted solitude with a great view. Food: If you aren't eating at the Select Restaurants on board but are tired of the Windjammer, make sure you go to the dining room! Their food is top notch and if you get Rob & Felix as your servers, you are going to be pampered. Don't feel bad if you want to order 2 desserts or appetizers, it's totally worth it. Do it! Never leave the dining room without experiencing the creme brulee....if you don't get it, you have missed out. I've decided that anytime the dining room is open when I am on a cruise, I will be there. It saved the food experience for our trip. The taco bar by the main pool is a tasty alternative to the lunch in the Windjammer but their meat tends to be on the salty side so make sure that you get a little extra beans or rice to cut that and some lime and you will be happy! Entertainment: If you are planning a cruise and you love art, add an art budget to your allowance....oh my word, the art auction by Park West was the absolute best fun. I didn't have it in my budget but I left with 6 authenticated, signed art prints in hand and I'm waiting on my Anatole Krasnyansky print to arrive. I just kept entering raffles and participating in the art games and I'm stoked that I came home with so much artwork. I have a few that I like and I've got gifts for Christmas! Look for the piano man in the elevators, that's a lot of fun. Go to the shows....some are hokey but Showgirls was great! We saw their last performance but I'm sure it will be replaced by something else equally great. I enjoyed the Latin dancing and music on board BUT would have loved to have someone to dance with...they need to add professional dancers (like in Dirty Dancing) to dance with solo cruisers because otherwise we have to sit and watch. :( Go to the late night dance parties if you like pulsating dance club vibes on a low key level. I noted that there were a lot of in-bar activities during the day; game show type games, karaoke, bingo, wine/martini/whiskey tastings, and most were geared towards couples. Coco Cay - IF YOU HAVE KIDS>>>>>>>WOWZA! The splash park, waterslides, pools, etc are amazing, you will have a blast. It's a waterpark on an island. Plan on spending the whole day the same way that you do at a waterpark....bring your sunscreen and just let the kids RUN. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Chose this cruise based on itinerary to Key West and timing available, happened to be peak of hurricane season. Norwegian cancelled Freeport prior to cruise due to devastation, was planned to be a sea day which was fine, but no refund of ... Read More
Chose this cruise based on itinerary to Key West and timing available, happened to be peak of hurricane season. Norwegian cancelled Freeport prior to cruise due to devastation, was planned to be a sea day which was fine, but no refund of port fees. Due to worries about Hurricane Humberto, Stirrup cay was cancelled as well, with another sea day, with a $4 credit per person, not sure what that was about. Balcony room--Super tight on space, smaller than any other ship I've on(6-7?). Cabin would be fine for 2 guests, but 3 adults is not comfortable due to storage space. Basically kept clothes that would go in a drawer in the suitcase, could only be accessed when the sofabed is stowed. Shower is about the size of an RV, smaller than experienced previously. reserved room for 3 people, only received towels for two, but quickly corrected. Buffets were ok, but expected meals to be kind of themed for locations visited, didn't really see that, seemed to be decent variety, but rather plain. The Local has Pub-type food, wanted to try the fish and chips but serving hours were only 9pm to 5am, too late for me...would have loved to have lunch there once, but not an option. Main dining rooms were good, liked the crossings better, tried each meal in each place. Small thing, but on two separate occasions, we had two salts and no peppers, and not enough settings for our party of three, just seemed like training in progress and not polished, but attendants quickly remedied all issues. Awesome high quality sushi/rolls in the Pinnacle, used one of the free dinings there, and the other at Cagneys--Surf and Turf is a popular selection, and 8 oz Filet was perfect...Lobster was a bit overcooked, and doing it again, I would pick all meat instead. Was worried about the cabin directly under the fitness center, we could hear the treadmill pounding on the ceiling during the day, but luckily not too many people there in the wee hours. plenty of equipment in the gym. Sauna is inside the spa, but is free to access if you check in with the staff. Not a big fan of singing/dancing type entertainment, but the comedian was quite good. Service at front desk was great, we were able to split the drink package and dining package between different people. In booking, it was only possible to give all freebies to Guest 1 and Guest 2, so we asked at teh desk and they switched it...not sure if that is normal, but worked out great for the wife who isn't a drinker and we were able to dine at the fancy places together. Lots of younger people on the ship, and the free flowing alcohol on multiple sea days led to some unexpected "entertainment" factor at the pool/hot tubs (which were not hot). A new addition was a lifeguard whose job it is to keep people from holding their drinks at the pool/hot tub. Can have them on the outside edge of the edge, but not within the confines. Overall a good cruise, but small room, food variety and non-creative itinerary changes were detractors. Don't think I would choose this ship again, and will definitely be checking the square footage before booking next time. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We were so anxious to sail on this refurbished ship since we had sailed on her before many times & loved her Sadly we were the first sailing on her after the hurricane Dorian. But on the brighter side we experienced her delivering ... Read More
We were so anxious to sail on this refurbished ship since we had sailed on her before many times & loved her Sadly we were the first sailing on her after the hurricane Dorian. But on the brighter side we experienced her delivering food & supplies to the Bahamas. It was a great experience to even bring some refugees from Freeport to Nassau. The food on this ship was average & plentiful. No reason to go hungry Luckily Nassau was not too affected by the hurricane. However, we were looking forward to Coco Cay since we also have this ship booked for a Christmas Cruise where we are taking our whole family of 14 with 6 cabins booked. Coco Cay in our opinion was not ready for visitors. The island smelled like sewage & the ocean was disgusting. After about an hour we returned to the ship as I felt sick. We just could not eat there. Our outside window cabin was very nice & our attendant was average Our dinner server was fabulous & kept us entertained. We were disappointed in the quality of the coffee in the coffee shop on deck 5. We remembered it for having excellent coffee. I guess they wanted you to use Starbucks Embarking & Disembarking went great & smooth. All told it was a relaxing getaway but nothing above average. Gjginparadise Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
I booked this cruise specifically to see Coco Cay after it's supposed $250 million update. The cruise was a mixed bag so to speak. Check in was a breeze, no waiting. Cabin was nicely arranged & large with 2 couches for an inside, ... Read More
I booked this cruise specifically to see Coco Cay after it's supposed $250 million update. The cruise was a mixed bag so to speak. Check in was a breeze, no waiting. Cabin was nicely arranged & large with 2 couches for an inside, but was NOT QUIET.Never book a promenade view room unless you don't want to sleep. I ate all the meals in the dinning room because I couldn't stand the crowds of ill mannered people at the buffet, I mean did some of these people ever see food before ?...pigs. The food in the dinning room was good, not great.I only had to wait about 10 minutes each evening for a table, but the service was a little slow. The 2 shows I saw, ice show & show with singers & dancers was very good. The ship itself is very nice, BUT CANNOT HANDLE the amount of people that it does & on my cruise it was only 3/4 full because of hurricane Dorian. Not enough elevators, both the pools too small, the adult pool was like a sardine can. The music around the pools was just so loud, do they think everybody is deaf ? Coco Cay was a BIG LETDOWN. I am not a fan of water slides or such so I stayed on the "FREE" side. The beach are is NOT GOOD, full of seaweed & not even nice to walk around, you sank into some kind of "muck". There was also a stench of sewer all around. The freshwater pool was a joke also, just a wading pool filled with bodies. There were enough chairs around the beach & pool. The food offerings were typical beach fare. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
We planned our trip along with my brother and his wife who were celebrating their 51st anniversary. well the weather didn't cooperate as hurricane dorian caused a change in itinerary which was unavoidable however when we booked our ... Read More
We planned our trip along with my brother and his wife who were celebrating their 51st anniversary. well the weather didn't cooperate as hurricane dorian caused a change in itinerary which was unavoidable however when we booked our choices we picked premium bar package and paid the gratuity that goes with it $58.00. The cruise line because of the changes gave everyone free open bar and did not take away the gratuity we were charged and the explanation we received was we were getting top shelf and cruisers who got the free open bar were not. we were only given the top shelf the last two days after the fact. NCL refunded a port charge of $45.00 each. overall we made the best of the trip food was really very good entertainment was excellent one problem was our room was very hot and they had trouble getting the a/c in the room to do a good job. My wife had a minor injury the day of boarding she tripped over a bump in the gangplank fell and cut her arm and leg as well as a bruised knee kind of ruined the first day. but we will most likely cruise with NCL again as we both very much . the buffet was enjoyed freestyle dining and casual attire in the dining room. the selections in the buffet were limited in comparison to other ships we have cruised on. below I have given shore excursions poor because of the situation of changing itinerary no time to really plan our waiter was named andreas and his coworker were excellent they were attentive funny and made sure we were happy with our food. when we would ask for them the maitre'd even made him available by reassigning them from what they were doing and making them available for our meals cudos to the staff in the dining room. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
I was really excited to be on the biggest and newest cruise ship on Royal Caribbean. This was also my first time on Royal Caribbean even though I've been on many other vessels such as Carnival and Norwegian. Pros: it is beautiful ... Read More
I was really excited to be on the biggest and newest cruise ship on Royal Caribbean. This was also my first time on Royal Caribbean even though I've been on many other vessels such as Carnival and Norwegian. Pros: it is beautiful and enormous with many extravagant shows that are worth watching and very entertaining. The room is really nice and spacious as well as the bathrooms. Bar Service: bought the unlimited drinking package and definitely got my moneys worth but service was probably the worst. Quite a few times I've had to wait 30 minutes for a drink. Many bartenders would not even make eye contact with me to ask for a drink. I at times had to try and get their attention (not ideal and quite embarrassing). It wasn't at all bars though. The specific one that had the worst service was at Playmakers sports bar. Justin was the one that served me and many of my family members with mediocre service. Quite rude and intentionally ignored all of us. Pro: There was one server, named Greedep at Playmakers who was amazing! Service exceeded my expectations and food came on time. Very kind and welcoming. Pro tip: Go to Schooners bar and you will def get a good drink with good service as well. Best cosmos there! Main Dining Room: did not exceed my expectations. Felt very crowded and food was just okay. Everything was subpar except for service which was excellent. Overall the cruise was fun, lots of activities to do. For the adults, definitely recommend lounging at the solarium where it is relaxing with huge bath pools/jacuzzis. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019

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