This was my 5th cruise and my first with Norwegian, after reading several " reviews" about this ship I was a little apprehensive, because the negative comments; after spending a week in this ship I cant believed that certain people complain about the food, service and cruise age and condition, my personal review about the food is Good not excellent but not bad at all, people complaining about long lines, high school cafeteria and so on, THEY DONT FORCE YOU TO EAT BUFFET STYLE, that is an option that you have if you want, if you don't want to wear shoes for dinner that is your problem, they do offer many selections for you to eat and have a good time, I personally don't like the specialty restaurants that to me its greedy but that's me, but you can always eat good in the Versailles and Aqua,
about the condition of the ship its not bad for its age, everything works and its clean if we are going to spend time looking for imperfections of course we can find them, you ARE going on vacation enjoy!!!! and speaking of enjoyment.....people staying onboard????? why? fear? let me tell you what I saw...hundreds of AMERICANS, CANADIANS having a great time at the bars and beaches, Puerto Vallarta was packed with tourists, when you booked a vacation do your homework, talk to people, read reviews and most important you already paid for the trip!! make the most of it.