7 Night Deep Southern Caribbean (San Juan Roundtrip) Sail Date: January 20, 2008 Cabin Type: Oceanview Traveled As: Family (young children) Reviewed: 9 years ago
Ship was spectacular - beautiful, clean, lots to do onboard
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
Eegads! The Windjammer Cafe (upstairs buffet) had food that was not just bad - some of it bordered on disgusting. Every time I ate there, I paid with indigestion (which I never get). The dining room's food ranged from okay to excellent (depended on the night and the dish). Loved our servers - very kind to my child. They cut her food for her!! Johnny Rockets was great. Did not try Portofino, but heard it was excellent.
5 out of 5
Ice show, game shows, and magician were great. The magician was a hoot. The last night, I was literally crying I was laughing so hard.
5 out of 5
After two Carnival cruises, I wasn't sure what to expect. WOW! Out of this world. My daughter was usually sad to see Mom coming! Very age-appropriate. I rate educational environments for a living (consultant), and this exceeded my expectations.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
Most were excellent, but the folks at the excursion desk were of little help. "Is this a good excursion? What do people say?" Their answer: "It depends upon your preference." Hmmm... That puts me back at square one. Consequently, I had some good, and some humdrum excursions.
Beautiful place, but was misguided by ship's crew to not go on any excursions. Apparently the snorkeling exceeded Aruba's.
Don't Miss: Can't say really, although the brightly colored buildings were lovely.
Gorgeous place. Make sure if you take a taxi that you are very clear about your destination. Got ripped off by a cabbie. Told him we were dying to see the beach at Magen's Bay. He took me to a hilltop to look down at it. Wouldn't bend, and charged me $40!
Don't Miss: If you like to shop, and have a lot of money, this is apparently the place.
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