Thanks, Marlin. Are you from PR
? We're staying in SJ one night pre cruise and two nights post. It will be great to get out of the Canadian winter for two weeks!
We are in our early 50's, young at heart, and fit right in. We've been on the Legend and Grandeur a few years ago and this ship before it was refurbished - not on one of the really mega ships, although I want to some day. We don't see being on an older, smaller ship as a disadvantage. It doesn't take me as long to find my husband when he goes one way and I go the other!! We picked this ship for the itinerary and excellent value, not to mention those two weeks in the sun.
We haven't been on such a busy itinerary, though, and I would have liked at least one more sea day. We have been to all of the ports on this cruise, except for three. I'm thinking that there must be fewer organized activities on board, with so many port days. If this was your first cruise, you wouldn't necessarily have noticed - and it's all good.
Do you remember which other nights were the formal nights? I know that the last one was in Aruba. There are a few things that I want to fit in and I'd like to have my game plan in advance, while always allowing for plan B. Bottom line is that we'll take it as it comes, and I may never have time for the gym!
I was also wondering if you tried the specialty restaurant.
What did you think was the best and the worst? I love my job, but think that any bad day on a cruise ship is better than even a good day at work!