We finished a 7 day EOS last week to the Eastern Caribbean out of Miami. Check out these pics I put up for my friends. http://home.comcast.net/~vicdreyer/explorer2005.htm
The pics will be up for only a month or so.
We got to the port around 11:30AM...and was on the ship by 12:15 ! That's the fastest embarkation we've experienced so far (this was our 3rd cruise).
We were in a promenade cabin on the 8th deck (#8295)
The food in the buffet was always hot, plentiful and had quite a nice variety.
The tables in the Windjammer cafe were cleaned (cleared off) expiditiously, and the service quite good.
Our cabin was cleaned and serviced quite well every evening. Room service was excellent and fast.
Getting off and on the ship during port calls was very quick, and there was never a long line (which is good considering there were over 3600 passengers on board)
While waiting for elevators may be a bit slow (considering there are 14 decks), once inside, the elevators are fast.
The food in the main dining room was pretty good, and was never cold or lukewarm (unless it was suppose to be cold...like shrimp cocktail)
The staff on ship were excellent..and attentive.
There was 2 good ports of call, St Thomas and St Maarten. (San Juan and Nassau were OK, but not as good as the others) We still had a blast in all the ports.
There was plenty of activities to do on ship.
Disembarking went smooth and quick.
The shower water pressure is low..so the water almost 'trickled' out.
Most chairs in the Solarium ('adults only') were reserved by chair hogs early...even for hours at a time.
The spas on the pool deck were taken over by kids every evening until late at night.
It was difficult to find an open table in the Windjammer during lunch time.
The drinks are still spendy ($6 each) and the gratuity is always added automatically.
The stop in Nassau was too short (12PM-5PM) to do anything relaxing.
The formal pictures (and all the pictures you buy onboard) are still very expensive.
The promenade gets so crowded at times during the evening, that it felt like you're at a concert.
While I did list negatives, there was nothing that would keep me from enjoying the cruise. We would definitely sail the EOS again..and would rate the cruise an 8+ on a scale of 1-10.