The title of my review says it all. We live in New York City so leaving from the west side of Manhattan is great. We have often taken a subway but this time opted for a car service. Check in (as Platinum) was easy, but woe to those without status. We were traveling with two friends who waited about 1 1/2 hours to get through the process. Really? That's unacceptable.
The main positives were the price and the food. We booked a porthole cabin on Deck One at an inside price. Now that's a good deal if you can live with a bit of noise and vibration when docking or in rough seas when the stabilizers are deployed.
The food was definitely above average. Breakfast in the buffet was nothing to write home about, with the same stuff every day. Do try the mushrooms though. For lunch, Guy's Burgers and the pastrami at the deli were the highlights. Also of note were the fish and chips and wonderful chocolate desserts.