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  1. Just don't book a Havana room of any sort on the Mardi Gras. They have completely downgraded the size of the area and the amenities offered as well. No hot tubs and only a small, "relaxation" pool that was originally intended to be a spa.
  2. We saw all 4 production shows. We liked Soulbound the best - it is the first of the 4. We didn't like Celestial Strings at all and actually left before it was over, a first for us ever. We loved the 3 violinists who were featured in the show and enjoyed them performing around the ship - just disliked the show despite the casts' obvious talents and the beautiful costumes. To each his/her own.
  3. They showed: Bohemian Rhapsody, Mary Poppins Returns, Ralph Breaks the Internet, A Star Is Born, Hellboy, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Venom, Creed II, Aquaman, Mama Mia, Green Book, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Gindelwald, Bumblebee, Glass, Instant Family and Crazy Rich Asians. We also saw Captain Marvel in the Imax as well as Dumbo.
  4. The themes for each show were basically good. The song choice and the flow of the individual shows was odd. There was no one song or moment that just pulled you in, the audience was never electrified or ever really in to the show or the moment or the songs. There was, at best, polite clapping. We've always enjoyed the on board productions. They've always been fun and entertaining. These four shows were just, meh... even though the sets and scenery were well done and the cast had obvious talent. We actually left the last of the shows early. We went each night thinking, this is the one that's going to grab us and wow us but it never happened. If we sail the Horizon again we won't go to the playlist productions. There was so much other great entertainment around the ship that we will be fine without going to these.
  5. Driving down there was no problem - other than 3 states with tornado warnings. We were excited about starting our vacation. The trip home? Ugh. But there was no choice - flights were more than we paid for the cruise itself!
  6. We loved her, really! Liquid Lounge seating tip: enter the left door and go left immediately to the back. Bar stools on end are elevated and give a great view of the whole stage with no heads blocking you. Those seats were available every night until we took them about 15 minutes before the shows started.
  7. We were in the car by 8a and pulled into our driveway at 4:55a the next morning. I left for work at 5:30a!
  8. We've done NY as well several times but we actually drove to Miami and home for this last cruise because of the air fare costs and it being Spring Break...long drive and we did it non-stop on the way home because I had to go to work the next day!
  9. For us, the convenience of sailing out of NYC may win out. Curious to see the reviews of the Sunrise though!
  10. We really did love her too! And we love the 8 day itinerary! Just booked the Mardi Gras for 2021. Still deciding on 2020's cruise - leaning toward the Sunrise out of NYC.
  11. Overall the entertainment was great. The musical acts on board were top notch and extremely enjoyable. We spent quite a bit of time in the different venues enjoying them. We went to all 4 playlist productions. We did not enjoy them despite the talented cast and the amazing scenery. Typically we thoroughly enjoy the shows on our cruises. Not this time. We watched several of the Dive In movies up on Lido and watch one movie, Captain Marvel, in the IMax theater. We really enjoyed this feature. We attended several of the Atrium "parties" with the cruise director and had a blast. We also did the adult only quest one evening and that was a riot! Would definitely suggest trying it! Loved the Punch Liner Comedy club and went to several of the shows throughout the cruise. We had so much fun - this was a really great time.
  12. We were on board for Easter Sunday. They had a morning, non-denominational service in the Limelight Lounge. It was packed. Beautifully done. One of the best experiences I have ever had on a cruise. So moving. Each guest attending received a beautiful pin. They also had an Easter Egg hunt. Eggs were hidden all over the ship and clues were given. Everyone who found all 12 was given a special prize. My son did it and loved it.
  13. Sea days were very crowded up on the decks but that's too be expected. Pools are very small and don't really handle the big sea day crowds well so we tend to avoid them and only really used them on emabarkation day, Grand Turk day and our last sea day (when we got out relatively early). The hot tubs were a bit of a disappointment. We used all of them at some point including the two in the Havana area (after 7p open access). They were never "hot" more like "warm" and the jets weren't powerful by any stretch of the imagination. Because they weren't really hot, once people got in them, they tended to stay in them for hours without ever leaving. This was one of the few negatives of the cruise for us. Not a deal breaker but definitely something I mentioned in my review-survey.
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