PASSENGER PROFILE: This crowd had a broad spectrum of representation, but for the most part was 50-ish. There were a number of unruly teenagers on this cruise, and they frequently ran around the decks and inside passageways until 1:00 a.m. Several people complained and I actually had to call security one night. Apparently, their parents were not interested in supervising them. These kids really detracted from the cruise experience and many people were complaining about them.
EMBARKATION: Went pretty smoothly. One piece of luggage did not arrive at the cabin with the others; after a few hours, we received a notice that we had to report to Deck 1 security. The luggage had been flagged for having scissors. They had us open the suitcase and show them the scissors, which were small. They were deemed "safe" and within policy, and they gave us permission to take the suitcase to our cabin. I was not irritated in the least for the inconvenience. In fact, I was relieved that they were checking closely.
DINING: The Windjammer Cafe served its usual: salad bar, Mediterranean food, hot buffet, hamburgers/hot dogs, and dessert bar. We had sailed on the Enchantment in 2009, and the food choices seemed to be less this time, but were good nevertheless. I am a vegan, and choices were extremely limited. One day they had a number of choices; other days there were very few and they could definitely improve the food selection.
Great size cabin, plenty of storage, great linens, nice size balcony. The location of cabin 8110 was great in terms of being just aft of mid-ship, near the Centrum, the Internet cafe, and convenient to the elevators. Unfortunately, the pool deck was right above and we constantly heard banging, stomping, and running. I would advise staying well away from that area (ping pong tables were right above us).
What a great city! We took a trolley tour and would highly recommend it (Old Town Trolley) - it gave us a great overview of the city. It hits pretty much everything and you can get on and off as much as you want.
It was raining so we stayed on and just got the overview. We were not in port long enough - we had to be back on board by 3:30 p.m. Two days here would be great!