With three families, a party of 8 in total, we decided to get the best deal we could- and I think we did. For less than $100 a day per person, the week before Christmas, we enjoyed the ship very much and found the service excellent and the food better than expected.
I was able to obtain a $50 cabin credit but when the bill was slipped under the door (it fit!!) we were pleased to see an additional $11.00 and change credit on top of the $50.
We found the drink prices, always a big part of the final bill for some, to be reasonable compared to city bar prices or the ports of call.
The entertainment was OK, the comedians were funny and the Club didn't crank out the type of music my 16 and 20 daughters liked until way late in the night with my 16 year old unable to get in due to age restrictions.
I can see the little kids having their place separate but the older teens should be allowed in. She got in anyway and we had a great time dancing until 2am.
Getting on/off the ship from the time we left to the day we returned was a snap.
The ship never seemed overly full, but we frequented the stern area of the ship mostly, it was quiet and relaxing, and the rest of the family found us easily.
Breakfast and dinner in the Washington room was great, we went to the buffet lines only for lunch to avoid most of the more rude folks on line.
Overall, the ship was great, the entertainment so-so, the food good and the staff terrific.