I like the smaller ships for you don't get overwhelmed as with the bigger vessels. It's a more personal and relaxing atmosphere.
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Get to know the layout of the ship on your first day at sea. It will help you plan your activities.
Staterooms were too small and cramped, but overall it was comfortable. Free room service for breakfast was a great option.
Don't pay extra for a mini suite, they were not roomy enough. The buffets were better than on most other Ships in the same class
Reservations for restaurants will save you time! No need to bring hair dryer because there is one in the staterooms. Plenty of towels in bathroom as well as pool beach towels given to you at the pool.
Enjoyed breakfast as well as dinner in the dining room
Bring hair conditioner. Shampoo is provided.
Reservations will save you time in the main dining rooms!
Timing is everything!! Get your deck lounge chair early on sea days, only book in the dining room if your prepared to waste 3 hours, the main buffet is great but watch your time as it can get crowded quickly and the pools are salt water not chlorine!! Prepare for the SUN, sunscreen is not optional!!
If you go to the 4th deck and make your way to the back of the ship you can get some excellent pictures!
Get up early, before 8 or 9am and the pool deck is virtually empty. All the kids sleep in after partying all night. It's then best time to use the hot tub and the pool. At 6 am, I had the entire pool deck to myself. Like it was my ship alone. Best time to get a sun chair too.
Go to the upper decks for a better chance at getting deck chairs. I slept kind of late on most days (like 10/11am) and didn't have too much trouble getting deck chairs up on the higher decks. If you are an earlier riser then you can easily find one with a good view up on high! Higher is less noisy!
The Garden Cafe is good for breakfast as long as you have patience. The omelet station is great. If you are health conscious then ask them to spray the pan for your omelet rather than use the oil that they ladle into the pan.
Bring a water bottle for water,iced tea,coffee,etc.
Plan your shopping in Bermuda around the fact that most places are closed on Sunday.
Make your reservations for the week first thing or else you will get stuck with bad dinner times the entire week.
See Maria and Jocka if you have a chance. Wonderful "Cirque" type show.
Like I said, keep a deck between your cabin and the pool deck. Our last cruise was 32 years ago but I don’t remember feeling so much of the rocking of the ship so mid ship was probably a good decision for us.
Be prepared for a lot of 2nd hand cigarette smoke. Otherwise a nice ship with wonderful staff.
The entire ship is very smoky. On the pool deck the entire left hand side was all smoking making the pool deck and subsequently the hallway leading to it smoky. The casino smoking was also quite bad. There wasn't any options for a smoke free table game or slot. The cigar room fills up another side of the ship that is a main walkway to entertainment.