by Ftank Wilson
August 17, 2006
Well for starters. Take advantage of the easy embarkation by arriving early, with no food or drinks in hand or you will have to throw them away. The lines can be real long, however the process is very smooth, similar to the airline industry. Oh, I almost forgot, the parking at the Jacksonville port is $12 a day.
Once you get on the ship the excitement begins. The ship exceeded our expectations. Although the ship is older it was well maintained. About the Cabin, the cabin was clean except for the bathroom. The bathroom could have used a thorough cleaning. All in all, the cabin was nice. Nothing elaborate, yet clean and comfortable. The beds slept very comfortably. I was amazed, this was some of the best sleep I have had in a while.
Now, for those people out of shape, be prepare to walk a lot and take the stairs. Unlike the mega ships, this ship has a lot of stairs, there are elevators but the stairs are more convenient.
The food was great and there were plenty of choices. The buffet bar was great and the pizza was good also. The dining experience was also great. The food was exquisite and very tasty.
There is shopping on the ship and shows. Also there is Camp Carnival for the Kids, which is wonderful. The cabin steward and all personnel are nice and friendly. The music on the pool main deck was wonderful thanks to Cleve the DJ.
For the price and value this is a great cruise, bar none.