It is a 146000 GT ship and has capacity for 4,000 passengers. Great as a stable and modern ship as it is fast and stable even on rough sea as we returned to New York.
We had a group of 26 boarding the ship for a 7 day journey to Bermuda. The boarding was disorganized as some had to wait for over 1 hour to register, while latecomers did register within 20 minutes. It was a bad first experience.
The Manhattan Dining room is beautiful and the food is good. The service needs to be desired when compared with competitive cruise lines. There is a long line up for free style shipping as you have to wait to get seated.
The Iron Chef: Geoffrey Zakarian is simply a disappointment to many of us, as it is $49 additional for an ordinary dining experience in the Ocean Blue.
The deck 7 is the main floor, but you have to go through a big casino with free smoking; and it is not good for anyone who is allergic to cigarette smoke. The ship is maximizing for restaurants that charge and a spa that charges; and you have to pay $199 to use the state of the art facility throughout the journey. The casino is huge and it is good for anyone who wishes to spend a lot of time there.
It is not for those who wish to do a lot of exercise, as there is not even a proper track in any of the floors, and very limited free classes and dance lessons etc. The card room and library are small and the public space is limited, as most of them are used for money making purposes.
The new technology is interesting, except that when I purchase a package for wifi, and after you log out, you can accidentally logged into pay as you go, and you are charged for higher charge even though you paid for a package and has unused minutes.
There is very limited information about excursions, or the weather or the special events.
However, if you like new and enjoy the food at the Garden Cafe on 15th floor, this is a ship for you.
The last good comment is the water slides and they are very interesting to be enjoyed in a ship.