Tip: Levelers, decide what your favorite activities will be and select your cabin location accordingly. Main dining room and Lido buffets are aft; specialty restaurants and midships; casino just forward of midships, show room, spa, Crow's Nest, front office, excursion desk and disembarking at ports are forward; family pool forward, adult pool aft.
Tip: Sit in the back.
What surprised me most: The number of infants and toddlers along and how well behaved they were, even at dinner.
What didn't surprise me: I never won at bingo.
Guess I'm just a grouch, though, because most passengers seemed to love the swim up bar, shopping and over-priced tequila drinks.
What tickled me most: The silky smooth feel underneath sting ray wings and the wildly beautiful coral near the Cayman Wall in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
Would I do it again? What, seven days at sea in elegant surroundings with hot and cold running service, excellent food and more than the comforts of home? You have to ask? Oh, yes, do throw me in that oceanic briar patch!