Embarkation was a breeze with FTTF. On the ship and to the room by 11:30 AM.
Fish tacos at Blue Iguana were great for lunch.
Luggage was delivered as promised.
Food was very good. Service times were not consistent but within standards.
Room was clean and well maintained by a cheerful and agreeable steward, Osnell.
Guest Service line for FTTF was extremely helpful. The associates were fast and friendly.
Porthole window room was just fine. It was spacious with lots of storage.
Birthday and Anniversary were acknowledged. Tiny birthday cake was provided at dinner. It was delightful.
I have nothing bad to say about this ship. It was clean and well maintained. The cruise director was tireless and did a great job. Shows were fine.
Please ask for Mini, Gabriel and Jefferson if you have anytime dining: they are fabulous.
If I had to state an issue, it was that the room was chilly. No heat, only a cooling control. But it was nearly winter so I can't fault the cruise-line. Warm robes were provided. Bring a sweater for the dining room and common areas.
As for the buffet: it was crowded but the selections provided were varied and plentiful. All food was acceptable and the coffee was hot and strong.
I would book this cruise again, as it was inexpensive and a good value. It was a great cruise for relaxing. Catalina was charming. Mexico I had been to many times before and did not venture far from the ship.
Lastly, do not miss the Sea Day Brunch. Try the pork chop and banana cream pie!