Embarkation was pretty smooth, we arrived at about 12:45 and the line looked really long, but in reality it went quite quickly. Once on board we were able to go right to our cabins to drop of our carry-ons, before beginning the exploration time and lunch at Tiffanies.
Because of the time of yr we sailed, the ship was decorated in holiday themed colors and decor. The grand atrium was really spectacular with all of the decorations!
Cabins- we had 1 outside window and 1 inside on the Riviera deck. We'd decided ahead of time we would save our $$ to spend on fun stuff on the ship rather than higher graded cabins. We found the cabins to be larger than our NCL experience, and quite adequate for our needs. Everything was very clean- and we found the goodie basket in the bathroom was overflowing with things. Our cabin steward stopped by and introduced himself, and offered helpful tips.