We had no trouble with embarkation in Charleston once we figured out to get into the line of traffic and follow the leader. Once the gates were opened, we proceeded quickly and within an hour we were in our cabin with luggage at our door.
The ship is large and the color scheme is a little on the wild side but we found everything to be clean and in good condition. Our cabin on Deck 7 was adequate size with plenty of storage. We were close to the middle elevators and it was a convenient location. The comfort beds are just that-very comfortable. Our room steward kept everything in order and we never saw anything of him. We enjoyed having the balcony where we enjoyed our morning coffee. It was not very large but had plenty of room for the two of us. We did have room service coffee every morning which was promptly delivered at the set time.
The food was good but it was not anything to write home about. In other words, nothing stands out in my memory as being something I can't wait to order next time I'm on board. The dining room service seemed to be a little less than what we've experienced on other cruise lines. The "cooked to order" omelets at the breakfast buffet are the best part. The deli also served up some tasty sandwiches. The lunch and breakfast buffets were ok but again, nothing spectacular. The "dancing" waiters put on their show each night in the dining room and there was a midnight buffet.