Overall a good time
Sail Date: October 01, 2006
Reviewed: 6 years ago
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Room Type: Suite
Our mini-suite was beautiful and we like the way the balconies were set up so that you could have some privacy. Other cruise lines have ships with balconies that are tiered and all plexiglass, so that you can see up, down and across to everyone's balcony. We slept with the sliding glass door open every night to listen to the ocean. It was well worth every penny we paid for that category cabin. We saw hundreds of dolphins, a sea lion and sea turtles from our balcony.
The HIGHLIGHT of the shipboard experience for us were the bartenders in the Spinnaker Lounge, LEO and NILO. They were so friendly, unlike most of the bartenders, and always tried to entertain the guests. They worked so well together, and would play off one another. They danced around and actually seemed like they enjoyed their jobs and were having a good time, which in turn made it fun for the guests. Most of the other bartenders seemed tired and almost irritated that you were making them work, even though we usually tipped more in cash, on top of the automatic 15% gratuity. We were truly sad to leave Nilo and Leo. Also bar servers Alvin and Luchas were outstanding!
Pros: Freestyle dining, large bathroom in mini-suite, some OUTSTANDING crew members
Cons: The music on the ship in all venues was too slow and boring, overpriced drinks and shore excursions compared to other cruise lines, lack of fun activities for 20-30 somethings