Your enjoyment on the cruise really depends on what you like to do. There was a huge gambling casino so if you like to that you would be very happy. We don’t gamble.
Lots of the free entertainment was centered around contests, trivial pursuit type stuff, games, bingo and we don’t like to do that either but it was very evident that MANY people love this.
They had an art gallery of perhaps 100 pictures in one of the main hallways and it changed daily and we loved that. Also free art lectures.
Also, here is what seems different from cruising on this cruise that you may have heard of but I’m sure each cruise line is different.
- Drinks aren’t included. We bought an alcoholic drink package and you might also want to purchase a soft drink package or even a water package.
- There were something like over 20 restaurants. Our meals were included at about 6 places. All the other restaurants you paid extra. Usually $25 and up.
- There were about 4 very good entertainment things included but the other 4 really high end events were about $35 a person. Other activities like a wine and chocolate paring (which was great) was also extra. Tour of the ship was $80 a person. Something we wanted to do but too expensive.
- Tours at the islands were $70 – $90 a person.
- Internet access – spendy
- Automatic gratuity per person per day $13.50 or so. Actually I liked this because I didn’t have to worry about it. If someone did something exceptional than you rewarded them.
- Bob had heart burn and went to the medical place to get something. He ended up with alka seltzer for only $5. Asked about getting pepto bismal, that would be a $150 consult with the doctor.
Photo from wine and chocolate paring which was great.