We picked this cruise because it was a 4 day cruise for a good deal. The only other cruise we have done is the Disney Dream. We loved it but didn't want to spend the money this time. Well you get what you pay for apparently.
The cabins were an adequate size but the beds were hard as a rock. The bathroom was in dire need of updates. There was a perpetual sewer odor in our bathroom we noticed on other parts of the ship as well. It was so bad at times even the staff was apologizing. Our cabin steward was nice and did a nice job. We got a connecting room but the door was locked between the rooms and only they could unlock it. We had to ask about 4 times for someone to unlock it. They didn't seem to understand what we wanted. Once unlocked you can't lock it back for privacy at any time. That was annoying. We could hear kids run up and down the hallways at night which was annoying.
The food was average. The fresh fruit was delicious however. The Chopps restaurant charged us an extra $25 a person to eat there and it was the best meal we had. The buffet had the same things every day for breakfast and lunch. It was fine. Supper you pick an appetizer, meal, and dessert. The food was fine but nothing stood out amazing. We've had better meals at Outback. Also most of our food was either lukewarm or cold. Nothing was super hot. Plus they sit you with strangers. I get some people enjoy that but it was so loud in the dining room it was just too hard to try to talk to people who weren't directly right beside you. The wait staff was nice.
We opted not to get a drink package as we don't drink much soda or alcohol and we definitely saved a lot of money that way. It was easier to get alcohol than water though. There are signs up not to refill your own water bottles from the free machines even though it's ok to use their drink package cup to do so?? Some people did anyway. I also saw people carry on their own cases of water onto the ship and they let them. There's not many place to eat on the ship. Besides the main restaurant and the buffet restaurant there's an ice cream machine and a small place in the Solarium that's very out of the way. There's also Ben and Jerry's and a Starbucks that cost extra.
Most of the decor is very dated and seats around the ship are looking worn out. The public bathrooms were downright falling apart. We didn't go to the casino since they allow smoking and we have asthma.
They did have a good selection of entertainment options and a show each night after dinner. The theater has a lot of seating but for anything in the Centrum (main area of ship) it gets crowded fast so to get a seat you need to get their early or stand. Most of those were really good.
We don't go on a cruise to buy jewelry or expensive bags but we do like to take souiveneers home for family. Get those in Nassau or Coco Cay because there's nothing on board that's very exciting. Not even a good selection of tshirts.
We took the ship tour which was interesting. We paid to snorkel on Coco Cay which was fun. The best snorkeling was to the left facing the swimming area. They didn't tell us that. They didn't even show us how to use the life vests but we figured it out. The workers seemed annoyed we were bothering them to get equipment to snorkel. Everyone said keep walking to get to the quiet part of the beach. Well the less crowded place doesn't have as much shade so we ended up sitting closer to the front of the island under a palm tree. The hammocks were in a completely out of the way place. The food for lunch was a buffet style and ok. They didn't open up the free drink machines until lunchtime. They had a water station at the very front of the island we didn't even find until we were ready to leave. However there were tons of places to get alcohol. After being on Disney we weren't impressed with most of of Royal Caribbean. Maybe a bigger newer ship would be better? We still had fun and got to go to the Bahamas so I don't regret going but we will find a different ship next time.
The best part of the ocean view is the natural light. We couldn't really see out our windows due to some film they have on them so it wasn't worth the extra money. The beds are rock hard and bathroom smells. Plenty of storage.