We chose this cruise for a family vacation. We took a group of 11 ranging in age from 3 to 50. We chose this ship because it was a 3-day cruise. This was a factor because our children had never sailed before, and we weren't sure if they would get sea-sick. Our children enjoyed themselves. They enjoyed everything from the activities to entertainment, but they hated the beds. But, as people who have cruised before, this ship left something to be desired for the parents. The staterooms seemed small and dated. It looked as if the bathrooms had been updated, but all of the other features of the stateroom had not been. Since there are only a few dining options..the Windjammer café is where most people eat. It feels like a cattle-call. There doesn't seem to be nearly enough seating to accommodate the number of passengers onboard. Royal Caribbean has a good product, I just think that this ship is one of their older ships. Perhaps it should be retired.
This cabin sounds like it is siting right over the engines. If you need piece and quiet...choose another stateroom. You can also feel all of the movement of the ship. If you suffer from motion sickness this room is not for you.
We took the Essential Nassau excursion. It's an average excursion. The rum cake store was small which makes it crowded. It seemed like they wanted you in and out. We also visited a rum distillery. It would have been cooler if the tours were smaller and on a schedule. And, Twin Brothers restuarant was not the best choice. The food is average, and the restrooms are horrible. Do your research and choose another restarant in the area.View All 351 Island Tour Reviews