Who knew such a massive ship could feel like such an intimate setting? The embarkation, ,disembarkation, every day activities, nightly activities, housekeeping and overall organization. Could run so smoothly and successfully? Honestly, not I. Yet, fellow cruisers, my assumptions proved wrong. Please embrace this ship as it felt like home after but a few short hours. The extensive staff keep a system that allows all 5000 of us to enjoy a vacation, with nary a wait, or line. The dining room crew, led by ALEX runs like a well oiled machine. Servers such as Karla from Brazil, welcome patrons with her warmth and efficiency. The solarium for breakfast eliminates crowds and presents an ocean view from every angle. After breakfast, enjoy the adults only pool and hot tubs. The headliner stands out for all over 40; from moment one he engages the audience with music and humor, such that we all wished the show to continue for hours! Blue planet, with Beatles songs, and Chicago , rate a B, and the aqua acrobats rate an A. The Rita' s fiesta is silly fun with way too much food, yet we met lovely folks and quite enjoyed it..worth the 20 for sure. SAMBA, Of course, offers huge portions of salad and meat, so eat slowly and savor your evening there. For wholesome fun, ride the carousel, eat at Johnny rocket for breakfast, get a doughnut, get a treat ath the promenade cafe, get the lunch salad bar in the MDR and watch the 50/60's music show, go to scarf tying, flash dance class and trivia times- all of which are FREE! Gosh, did I forget anything? A wonderful time for all excluding stomach issue/ quarenteened the last day. We still signed up for another cruise on it for 2015, as they impressed usin so many aspects...enjoy!