Whoever said you don't feel the crowds, was way wrong. If you stayed off the elevators,yes.
The ship has a lot of good points ,but we got tired of being nickel and dimed to desth. Even fresh squeezed oj was extra and $20 for their new slide on Labadee. It was a nice resort and we picked out a nice shady spot to enjoy the beach. The best beach as someone said was the furthesxt away.
The shows were really the best and service was very good.
Do not tey to bring a travel iron or power strip aboard, it will be confiscaed. Had to pick it up in security after passing customs and dinding the Visitor area. I bet a lot od people just forget to get their things.
The Cenral Park area was the best. Always quiet and just beautiful. Boardwalk area always crowded and was ver glitzy. Too manyRCL programs on the tv and programming was just pitiful. Renting movies was very expenive.
Dining room service was first class and the gym was the best we've ever seen in 18 cruises,
Disembarking through customs took a very long time, but that is understandable with that many people.
Too manydining options were fee based.
The experience reminded us very much of a Carnival ship. There were lots of rowdy, loud people.
Security did nothing about people dancing with drinks in their hands and spilling all over the dance floor. It became so slippery, we stopped dancing. On HAL they don't care if they hurt your feelings, they just don't let people do it.
Hint---Pinnacle Lounge next to Viking Crown Lounge is a beautiful spot and totally absent of people unless booked for a meetimg.
There was absolutely no non-denominational service on Sunday, not to mention Mass.
Was glad we tried it for the experience, but would not do it again.