Embarkation was quick once we valeted. The Customer Service lady was great. Once we got on the ship we headed to Deck 10 where the Brassiere was to meet our friends. It was hot and very crowded. Just saying. It has to be taken into consideration everyone is ready to start their cruise and get a bite to eat since boarding is about lunch time. The deli sandwich was delicious. There is an array of foods that don't require standing in the front line. Go in look around. I have to say I had the best food the whole time in the Brassiere! When they have Mexican, the tortilla chicken, guacamole and salsa are all delicious.
Checked our cabin at about 2. Didn't see our room steward until the following day, and don't know if we would have seen him at all had we not wanted our bed configuration changed. Was surprised at that. Last cruise I saw the steward many times a day. We are a family of 3 so they had the king and a top bunk. We changed it to 3 bunks because it gave us more room.
Our son went to Circle C and LOVED it. He made a whole bunch of new friends. They didn't hang in the camp a lot, some of the time they hung out together around the ship. He was sorry to see it end. That was what this was about-a vacation he would enjoy with other kids. Mission accomplished.
The Shows were spectacular. See all you can. Didn't have too much trouble finding deck lounges. It does get busy. Don't try to smuggle large bottles of alcohol. Luggage gets scanned and Liquor taken away. They give you it back at the end. You CAN buy a bottle from Room service. About $20 mark up which we did it. Bring your own mixers and waters and you are set! The drink prices are more expensive the first day after that they are about $5-6 for a regular drink. We had an ocean view room on the main deck. There is no counter space in the bathroom. I got a new over the door shoe holder to put all the toiletries in. Not enough drawers but you can manage. Just about all the entertainment is on the promanade deck.