Boy, we just made it back on the 26th.
The ship is beautiful, didn't think it was too glitzy at all. The food was better than previous cruises. And having that dome close over the lido deck is terrific.
Phones....I called Verizon and had my calling plan changed to international, cost 3.99 for amonth........but, I told the cust serv person what I was doing. She said it would cost 9 cents per minute, and to call the land line at home rather than another cell phone, or the phone I was calling would also incur charges. Got my bill that cut on the 20th, and had one phone call on it. Ten minutes cost me about $25. They didn't mention roaming charges. Would have been .99 per minute on land, but on a cruise ship roaming is 2.49 per minute. I was told that the international plan covers calls from the US to other countries, but doesn't cover calls into the states from Mexico.
"nuff said....the trip was great, a little rough the last day coming back to Long Beach. Embarkation and debarkation went really well.