The Summit is not too small, not too big. It is mostly an older crowd with only a few children. I enjoyed that they did not try to "push" you to play bingo, gamble, or do many of the activities that can drive the cost of a cruise up. Announcements were done only a couple of times a day and softly. Getting on and off the ship was with great ease, both in ports and at the start and end. Rooms a good size.
There was plenty to keep you occupied on board, it did have a weak point that dancing late night was limited, something I always enjoyed to close the night. The shows were fairly good but not as good as some on past cruises. Select dining was always fast and only once did we have to wait for a table for 2. The food was great at the buffets, but there was a small window for dinner/lunch on port days if you decided not to dine in the dining room unless you wanted pasta or pizza. Dining food was good but many selections similar to each other on a prior day. Service was a bit on the slow side, it was easy to spend over 1 hour to dine, which sometimes caused a planned activity to be missed. The 1 day Brunch was great...a reminder of the old "midnight" buffets. I'd have loved them to feature it at all sea days.
The staff was very helpfuland friendly
and the bar servers not too pushy. If you stated you didn't want to purchase a drink it was rare that they asked again, but if you decided to have one they were easily located.
Pool activities were great, and the aqua spa pool and sauna so refreshing and no extra charge.
Would I cruise on this ship again..YES! This itinerary ...Yes, the ports were clean and you were not "mobbed" by locals trying to beg or sell to you. If all you want to do is "party" this cruise is not for you, but if you want a nice balance, relaxing cruise, go for it. I'm strongly considering do the repo in reverse in the spring when it returns to NJ