Embarkation went relatively well, even though I was for some reason placed in the general line rather than the priority line due to my previous cruise status.
Let me make this clear, the ship itself is quite beautiful. We had a balcony cabin 14590. Very very large ship and this is both good AND bad. Bad being that you need to pre-reserve for every show. And even on embarkation day there was no room for the comedy show until the last day of our cruise. The sheer number of passengers makes it difficult to use the pools as everyone reserves the chairs (even though they are not supposed to) for the entire day and then disappear. Fellow cruisers this is a swipe at you, those of you who do do this, you are very inconsiderate of the other people on board. Don't do it!
Our cabin was very nice, we had a bigger balcony, the bed was very comfortable and the ship is very well mannered as in very little roll. Our cabin attendant was merely okay. I mean she did her job but didn't seem to motivated to do anything more beyond that, even when I tipped her extra from my own funds on the first day. When I called her to ask if she could provide some wine glasses for our stateroom so my wife and I could enjoy a bit of romance she responded over the phone with "well I'm on my break right now". There's a right way and a wrong way to tell a guest that it may take you a little bit to do something, and I wasn't asking for them that very instant. That... was the wrong way to do it.
The cabin was spacious. Bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well. A little bit of noise from being under the pool deck (chairs scraping etc.) but soundproofing seems to have been well done as it was not heard often and when it was it was very muffled. Our balcony was over sized, however the exterior balcony cabin light was terrible which made it very hard to relax with a good book at night and listen to the ocean. The sofa however was very uncomfortable in the cabin too hard and narrow.
All you get is harassed from the locals. They will not let up.
Beach from the pier is a private beach so no access at all. Locals are building a Dolphin enclosure on the opposite side. Can only imagine how those poor creatures will feel being so close to the ocean yet trapped in a man made cage. Closest beach was a ways away via car, and again harassment by the locals for everything. You don't feel safe or comfortable.
Nassau is always nice. The local populace is always nice and generally friendly.
The Atlantis Hotel ans Casino is very nice, be warned however that in order to visit the aquariums you now must purchase a day pass if your not a hotel guest which is 130.00 per person per day. Frankly not worth it and sad as it didn't used to have a charge.
Also suggest going to Margaritaville always good service, good drinks, good prices and good food. It can be found near the Atlantis Hotel and Casino.
Its a US port. Nothing much to do here other than some shopping.