- Embarkation was a breeze, it is easier with a suite. The ship is in great shape even though 6000 people come on and off every week. There is sooo much to do on this ship, something for everybody.
-Grand Suite had lots of room and plenty of storage. Really nice room and a wonderful balcony. Being in this level of suite gives you access to the Concierge Lounge. The Lounge offers one of the best views on the ship and some drinks before dinner. Bathroom has two sinks, which makes it easier to get dressed for dinner. Tub has a high stepover, but there is a place on back of the tub to sit and swing in to the tub.
- Food on the ship was really good at the free venues and a little disappointing at the specialty dining. MDR, Boardwalk Doghouse, Cafe Promenade were standouts. For the fees charged, most of the specialty restaurants under performed. Exceptions were Giovanni's and the Chef's Table, in fact if you pay extra to dine make sure you get a reservation to the Chef;s Table!!!!!
- Shows were good and the Aqua Theater was a real treat for my wife and I. Kids will like the Dreamworks activities and parents have a myriad of diversions. Spa and gym are a little small for a ship this big, spend a little extra for the thermal suite it is worth it.
- Disembarking was a breeze and well orchestrated. Use the luggage valet program. We packed our big bags, turned them over and didn't see them again until we got home. It was sooooo nice to not have to lug the bags through customs and to the airport. Service is free for suite guests and worth it if not.