While this is an older ship it certainly came with all the bells and whistles that you can find on newer ships. Getting on the ship was a breeze---no lines and it took less than 15 minutes.
Check in for dining options and adult beverage selection(for purchase) was effortless. We were in our cabin in less than 30 minutes. We were pleasantly surprised to find the lunch buffet on deck 9 still going strong even at 3:00.
Dinner in the Crystal dining room was great. We opted to go to The Cove on night #2. Well worth the extra $$$$. We enjoyed a leisurely dinner with excellent food and service.
We met quite a few folks who were disappointed with their experience and couldn't figure out why. We guess they were expecting something bigger and better than what they got---and paid for.
This is a great short cruise. We figure we couldn't have spent a weekend in a local hotel and buy meals for what we paid.