First off let me start by saying, I am not a whitty great writer. I will give you our insights on our recent cruise.
We booked cruise fairly late ,in late December, luckily they still had aft balcony available .
So we booked aft stateroom on deck 8. Wife always want to try one. Let me start by saying we our a mid -sixties couple
and this is our 18th cruise. ths was one of the quietest rooms we ever had, But warning to people with walking issues
, its a very long walk to theater. Only had a soot problem one day, was next to last sea day and it was like it was snowing ,
soot flakes as big as 1/4 inch. we had to leave balcony. it was around 4 in the afternoon.But that was it .
We arrived Friday at Fll got on an early flight as this was all that was available at a reasonable cost.We arrived
at cruise terminal at 10;45 and was aboard in 15 minutes. Nice quick service. Our room was available at 1 PM.
and met our attendant Reynaldo, Great attendant. Was like a ghost,but room always clean and ice bucket loaded.
Did the evacuation demo, that was the dumbest demo with cartoons I ever saw, was truly ridiculous .
We had late seating as it was the only one left when we booked. Had a nice table for 4 , but the other couple never
showed. Waiter and assistant waiters were great ( Angel and Ipong) This cruise had the best beef/steaks that
we ever had on a cruise. Room service for a few balcony breakfasts was alway perfect and exactly on time. Was nice
sitting and eating on the aft balcony . It has a little more depth than the side ones. Nice and relaxing watching
the wake. Ocean view cafe nice most of the time, but keep running out of plates on sea days.
On to Entertainment, comedian first night Miguel ? was pretty good. 2nd night was their show with different acts
and trapeze acts, was ok. 3rd night was a rock band Billy Mcguigan, let me say, we seen a lot of shows over the years
and this was one of the best!!! Next night was another musician , he was very good also. and the next was a female singer
Lorraine Crosby , her show was good also.Fridays show was there own show which I thought was pretty lame,
wife said it was just ok, wardrobe looks like it was picked up at Walmarts. Last night comedian was pretty good,
can't recall his name though.. Theater was never full to capacity. Other entertain mostly singers ands house acts.
Late night entertainment was mostly Karaoke and lounge acts. One late night show the Marriage game and that was it .
No late night adult comedy at all, Ship was pretty dead after 10:30. The at sea speakers were ok, not very well
attended, Think it was due the the subjects. Have seen much better. Casino was fairly busy was nice with no smoking.
Actually got a couple of free drinks while playing.
On to the pool, as always chair hogs galore, I usually walk first thing in the morning and the people where out in
force reserving chairs around pool area by 7:30., One day I watched a woman show up with eight flip flops and eight books
and put them on chairs in front of pool, in front of a officer talking to deck attendants and they did nothing. She left
and when back down the elevator.
Ports were nice, we have been to all many times and did our own thing, mostly beaches but did do a sunset catamaran
We thought the ship was in great shape, mostly older crowd and very few children..,
Disembarking was fast, we did walk off , though customs and in a Shuttle van, cost $11 PP at 8 and at airport at 8:15. Checked in and
though TSA by 8:30
All in all very nice trip
Any questions, will try to answer.