Hats off to a well run ship. From the time you get to the pier until you return you are well taken care of. One of the best embarkations we have ever experienced. The ship is beautiful, the staff are helpful and courteous at all times. It was a full ship but for the most part you felt you were on a ship that was just for you alone. Never crowds for the elevators and always a seat for the shows. It was nice to have some of the shows at 7 pm for the late dinner guests.
If you get a chance in St. Maarten take the America's Cup Sailing Excursion. It is well worth the money. You now have to attend Immigration each time you are returning to U.S. ports but it is well run (considering it is new to them) and not too time consuming. Rating? Excellent!! We have had 20+ cruises and rank this one with the best.