7 Night Exotic Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Sail Date: June 13, 2010 Cabin Type: Balcony Traveled As: Couple Reviewed: 7 years ago
Overall the ship was really good. Never been on a cruise before and was impressed. It was like a floating resort -- not much different than a large hotel complex. UJust about everything about the experience was good. Always plenty to do from just relaxing to entertainment options.
Food and Dining
3 out of 5
The primary eating place was the large buffet with wide selection of foods. It wasn't great but what you would expect from an above average buffet. The nicer or premium restaurants were really good -- can't say enough about the friendliness of the staff. the overall atmosphere was nice as well. The dining times were really flexible.
5 out of 5
Great variety of activities and enteratainment on the ship from top level comedians, too general music and movies. The bingo and trivia games are fun! For us, we were having so much fun during the day that it was tough not being able to stay up and enjoy some other fun things planned in the evening.
Service and Staff
5 out of 5
The staff are really friendly and helpful with a willingness to go above and beyond. Seem to get more information or insight from the lower level staff. Great interacting with those from around the world.
3 out of 5
Considering that the ship is only in port for a short period of time before they start a new cruise I was really surprised by the overall clieanliness of the place. All the public areas were really nice. A real care goes into taking care of the place. The decor and theming is nice. Althought the ship was full, never got the impression of it being crowded.
Cabin / Stateroom
3 out of 5
Again, being my first time I was really surprised by the quality of the rooms. Very comfortable and spacious. Good pressure in the shower. Having the balcony was smart choice even though having to pay extra because it allowed us to hang out wet swiming clothes; they would never have dried just hanging them up in the bathroom or some place else in the room. Selection of rooms is smart; we slected ours away from the elevators.
We did Discover Mexico and Chankanaab Park. Discover Mexico was interesting, but OK to skip since we had since a short period of time at the port; would have loved to have much more time at Chankanaab. Discover Mexico gives a big over view of the old culture of Mexican culture, not just of the Yucatan, with ancient art on display and minatures of historic sites. Chankanaab has more Mayan cultural things to see within a juggle tour but also a great water park for snorkeling and swiming with dolphins and manatees.
Check out cavetubing.biz. This is smaller company than the other one during the the cavetubing and zipline tour. Both the cavetubing and zipline were fantastic. Don't forget to bring the waterproof camera and bug spray. Also, afterwards don't miss out on the rum punch.
Don't Miss: cavetubing and zipline
I would like spend a week here, there's so much to discover. We took and variiety tour. Really you can skp the iguana farm, but the butterfly and botanical gardens was fantastic. We wanted to do some snorkeling but ran out of time, but I heard it was good here. We hooked up with Victor Bodden tours where we got personalized service.
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