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Contributor Level: Third Mate
Sep 17, 2015

The pizza on the Promenade was pretty good as we're some of the sandwiches from the coffee shop. The food in the Windjammer was nearly as good as what was in the dining room and if you prefer to dress more casually then that is the place to be....not as stuffy. There was always a good selection.

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Feb 19, 2015

Pizza was free at the Pizza place on the promenade. The drinks aren't free, but if you have one of the drink packages it pays off. Tips are included in the purchase of the package. They had a cupcake shop and I bought one of the cupcakes for a little over 2 dollars. It was delicious!

Contributor Level: Purser
Aug 03, 2016

The food in the Starbucks coffee shop is free (although the Starbucks is not) - not many people realized this and there was never a line.

Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 25, 2014

Some people don't know, the food, not the drinks are free in Cafe Promenade

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Oct 13, 2014

I would suggest the Dining Room for lunch. The salad bar is exceptional.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 02, 2014

As a Caribbean I do believe it was a good opportunity to see other countries and meet other people to see how they live and how different they do things. The shores Excursions were good even though I was not able to do more.

Contributor Level: Purser
May 11, 2014

If you let your waiter know it is a special occasion , they will remember. They will remember if you order a certain type of roll or a special appetizer more than once, then they will inquire if you want that the next time or they will all ready have that particular roll for you.

Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 15, 2013

Great idea to book a room in the forward of the ship since the food places are located in the aft, causing you to walk off all the food!

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Oct 12, 2013

Try to book a top deck if you are not a smoker I was on 8, wish I had been higher for more breeze.

Contributor Level: Purser
Oct 07, 2013

Always check the Ship's compass (newsletter) daily. It's the best way to not miss any of the fun activities.

Contributor Level: Purser
Sep 30, 2013

Get a balcony room. Loved sitting out on the balcony sipping my coffee as we pulled into port, and falling asleep at night watching lightning storms.

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Aug 12, 2013

Lunch at the dinning room is MUCH better than the windjammer cafe.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 04, 2013

We enjoy the promenade deck to meet up after dinner.

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 04, 2013

Room Service and hit the pool deck early before it gets full

Contributor Level: Purser
Apr 03, 2013

This is a very large ship, the crowd was noticeable on a couple instances. If participating in shows or other group events, get there early.

Contributor Level: Purser
Jul 13, 2017

The Viking Lounge on Deck 14 has floor to ceiling views and comfortable chairs.

Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Jun 25, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed dining in the Windjammer restaurant! Great selection and the service was outstanding! I would also recommend Chops Steakhouse and Sabor for Specialty Dining. Don't miss the entertainment on this beautiful ship! The ice show is not to be missed!

Contributor Level: Purser
Jun 02, 2017

Plan your excursions ahead. Consider walking and crowds when planning. Some excursions are very crowded with tourists.

Contributor Level: Purser
May 15, 2017

Great size, not too big. Clean & comfortable.

Contributor Level: Second Mate
Apr 20, 2017

Our one tip if you are arranging excursions on your own is to check local versus ship time. Our only major problem came when we discovered we booked an excursion and almost missed it because of the discrepancy. Not sure why, but ship maintains SHIP time even during time changes.

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