Overall an excellent uneventful cruise. Check it was a breeze, got on board the ship, went to the Windjammer for lunch and then checked out our room. We usually get an inside stateroom unless we are in Alaska. I mean really, how much time does one spend in their room on a cruise and pay the bucks for that!
We decided to get a room overlooking the promenade and it was great to sit in your room in between naps, buffets, excursions..whatever and people watch..very nice. And to be able to have a birds-eye view of the two parades that the activities staff had planned. Was very nice would get a room in this area again if on a similar ship. Interior cabin overlooked the promenade. We were able to people watch from our room from a bay window which has padded seating just to do this very thing. The cabin layout was ok for an interior cabin, but because of the layout, it seemed the bathroom was a bit smaller than other interior rooms we have used before. I would book this type of room again though without a second thought. The only time it would have been noisy, is on the two parades. The first night I slept through the parade even down on the promenade street, the last parade I was awake and watched from our bay window...excellent view of the parade while people down on the street did not have this view.
We decided this time because we were travelling from Ohio and started our travel at 3:30am, that by the time we would actually get our luggage, that our clothes would be a mess of wrinkles. We did not partake in any of the traditional seated dining room at 6pm and opted to eat at the Windjammer for dinner..and this was just a pleasant change for us. We did not have to get back from excursions and rush to shower and dress for dinner and cutting it close to go to shows because dinner ran late for whatever reason. We actually got more personal time for us instead of trying to meet cruise deadlines for things...plus, we decided we were on vacation, why do I want to dress up when I am away from work. Worked out very nice.