The Crown is the oldest of the triplets and being 6 years old, she is still in great shape. We originally were in a mini-suite but was offered and upgrade to the second largest suite on the ship for less than $700. The extras you get with the suite are fantastic if you don't overpay for the privilege.
Embarkation would have been easier if they had the luggage drop somewhere near the People Mover from Venice instead of at the wrong end of the ship.
The suite was to die for. We like the balconies on the Caribe deck on our other cruises because they are so big but this one was at the rear of the ship and stretched one quarter the way across the back. Free minibar, jacuzzi tub plus big shower, 2 TVs with DVD and movie library, fresh flowers and canapes, and free dry cleaning and a steward who earned his sizable extra tip.
Dining was better than last trip on the Emerald. Although I was a little disappointed with the Crown Grill, the MDR was good every night and if we wanted to order from that menu, we did and it was delivered promptly. The best perk was eating breakfast in Sabatini's every morning we chose with our wonderful waiter Fabio from Italy. We used room service only one morning because of a early tour and it was on time and warm.
The shows we're pretty good and considering most of the passengers were English speaking ( Aussies, NZers, Canadians, Americans and Brits), the Staff had comedians of various accents to entertain us. As on many cruises lately, the traffic in the casino seems to be down big time.
The service throughout the ship has actually improved over the years--absolutely outstanding this time in every category.