We had just fabulous weather. I heard a rumor that it sprinkled for a few minutes on our last day…but I cannot confirm it.
We got many different answers as to how many were on board….but the majority reported that we had about 2000 (including crew) as opposed to the 2700 in the weeks before. Lounge chairs were easily found.
Any negatives mentioned were pretty inconsequential, but are mentioned so that perhaps others can avoid them.
We arrived at terminal 10 shortly after 11am. There looked to be 30 or 40 people behind the counters of the large room, with no wait. After we entered the next room, we received our key cards and were seated in rows. We then were excused by rows onto the ship…so you can speed up your boarding by sitting in the right row. The first group was invited on board at around 11:45 am and it took less then 5 min until we were on the ship.
We were in cabin 11120, which is on the starboard side. The cabin has been described in detail already…so just some observations: We couldn’t have lived without our hanging shoe organizer. We hung it from the bathroom door…and it held just about everything that we needed to have handy.
Unlike others, my wife and daughter, who both have long hair found the hairdryer to be very sufficient.
All of our luggage and much more fit nicely under the bed, although more shelves and drawers would be nice.
The one thing I wished we had taken was a digital alarm clock that could be seen at night. I missed rolling over and being able to see what time it is.
We felt that we were extremely lucky to have chosen the starboard side. We had 90% of the sun. We passed nearly all of the islands on that side. All gang ways were starboard, which we enjoyed watching. Even the view coming back into Miami was pretty special.
The only thing wrong with our room was that the catches on the closet doors were broken and I didn’t realize it until later in the week. I guess I thought that all of the closet door on the ship slammed back and forth when the boat rocked! J
Our cabin steward Ricardo was extremely accommodating and proficient.
The Kids Club
Awesome. We even started using it for disciplinary purposes. Taking minutes away from it if our daughter misbehaved got her attention immediately.