Embarkation: Longer than we anticipated, felt like cattle in a warehouse. I think this is to be expected with one of the world's largest ships but it wasn't a lot of fun. Once we got on the ship our room was ready almost immediately and Windjammer was open.
Stateroom: We has a standard inside cabin and we were happy with it. It was spacious enough, had a nice cubby hole of a bathroom, was very clean and nice looking and had nice little details that we appreciated. It is just a place to sleep. One thing that was a bit uncomfortable was the seam in the beds, if you plop down too hard you can hit the metal frame.
Dinning: Started out a mess. We are moderately early risers and like to eat early. We reserved the first seating but somehow got placed on the second seating. After an hour and stressing about trying to get it figured out we got moved to first class seating in the first seating. We had a really nice group at our table and had fun getting to know them. The small dinning room was cozy and quite with very attentive wait staff but we did fee like at times we were missing things that we going on in the main dinning room. The menu selection was good and we tried plenty of things we have never had. The only thing I didn't like was the mushroom biscuit thing that seemed like condensed soup poured on a frozen biscuit. We had lamb, duck, prim rib and all were great. My favorite entree was the herbed chicken and the raspberry pana cota was amazing. Ice cream was so-so. We loved the frozen yogurt on deck, although it would be nice if they had dishes instead of cones. Windjammer usually had similar items at dinner as the main dinning room, breakfast and lunch there were ok. The cheese was really weird, might be ok if you like cheese squares.
Entertainment: Were to start, our biggest problem was deciding what to do. my husband participated in may of the competitive sports tournaments and had a blast. We tried to play ping pong which was fun with an interesting wind element making the ball spiral uncontrollably and sometimes go backwards. The boogie board thing had a long line but was fun (do not wear contacts!), ice skating had poorly surfaced ice and the rock wall was nice but a little scary in the wind. Our cruise was soo windy that it was hard to walk on the top deck at times. It was a huge ship and had a lot to explore. The shows were excellent, ice show was awesome and the scavenger hunt and battle of the sexes were hilarious.
Other: Not many kids on our cruise which was a plus. Many of the events are fairly late at night which was a minus for us. Cruise staff friendly. Our waiter and housekeeper knew our names, housekeeping seemed invisible, we wold leave for breakfast and come back to a made bed. We ran into her once when we forgot something. We had lots of goofy animals wearing our sunglasses and such. Internet was extremely slow and spoty.
Itinerary: We wished we had more time on the ship. We enjoyed the ship days more than the port days. We went to Jamaica and Haiti. Our tour in Jamaica was fun but everyone asks for tips and are very bold. Haiti was a private fenced resort which was crowded and not terribly nice. We got back on the ship.