I was initially having bit of anxiety approaching the check-in when I got to the port. I envision confusion and people scrambling and pushing as I had encountered on many check-in before when I traveled. I was dropped near the porters who took the luggage and made sure that they were tagged properly and sent to their respective places. After leaving our luggage with these porters. I went into the terminal and surprisingly no long lines of people which I had expected since the ship is registered for thousands of people. The line was one continuous movement and the clerks handed you your documents and other phamplets for boarding. After boarding,we came out on the Promenade Deck where we were allowed to wait until our cabins became available.It was pleasant and we got one of the delicious frozen drinks while waiting to access our stateooms. It was one of the most pleasant experiences I have ever had in terms of checking in and boarding a ship for a cruise. Very non-stressful!