Take you two bottles of wine or champagne they allow along with you.
Little ship with a big heart
İ didn't do any research about the excursions will do next time .... will sail again
like Royal Caribbean but may not go with empress of the seas or recommend .
Bring all the toiletries you need as they are not ready provided. Expect to be ignored by half the staff and pampered by the other half.
Back deck behind Boleros is awesome
Shop the sales
Short cruises are best because of the size of the ship but we wanted to go to Cuba and this was the size ship that is able to get into Havana.
Cabins size is not important, enjoy the shows, dining and walking.
It was not what I expected because it was a older and smaller ship. I expected a ship like the one I traveled with Celebrity Cruise which was absolutely beautiful, big and elegant and that is what I told my fiancé it would be since it was his first cruise; but we enjoyed our trip. They had very good service and everyone was very nice.
It is a small ship, 1800 passengers, easy to get around. We loved it because it was small and had no problem finding places on the ship. The entertainment was excellent and so was the food. The dress code is all casual. Very comfortable.
Royal Caribbean always give great customer service.
Pre book shore excursions. They are well organized.
Don't worry about oceanview cabin size orf food. Non smoking casino was small.We are no big gamblers but more inclinced to go if non-smoking.
If you have been on a cruise before on a bigger ship this one will be a little different from what you are used to. Get ready for Cuba, it is a BLAST!!!
Make sure you think about which dinner seating you want . The early sitting is very early at 5:30 which interfered with out port times. They do have open seating but don't like that because the waitstaff does not get to know you.
Be prepared to be pampered!
make friends with your waitstaff early, especially if you have food allergies. i made friends immediately with our waiter, assistant waiter and maitre 'd and they really took care of me on the boat. they made sure i always had a different meal and, most importantly, a different dessert every night make sure you book your return trip to the airport ASAP or they run out... which makes no sense as almost everyone has to go back to the airport to get out of tampa. Was much cheaper to call uber and get driven to airport.
Take a different ship
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