Background: we are late 40's and experienced cruisers on HAL, Celebrity, NCL, and RCI.
This was a good value (at the deeply discounted rate we booked).
Embarkation was smooth.
We had an inside cabin. Very small compared to other lines, but adequate even for the long itinerary and all our scuba gear. Cabin steward was excellent; room service was timely and room service food was good.
Galveston: We stayed the night before at the Moody Gardens hotel, it was beautiful. They have a free shuttle to and from the pier and the car was kept in their gated parking garage. We paid about $119 for 1 night.
Embarkation: This was the easiest of all 4 cruises we have been on. The people were very friendly and the process was fast and easy!
Our room: H 3610 on deck 3. The room was clean ...