As far as the ship goes I really didn’t think the ship ever felt crowded…nor did I think it felt as BIG as I expected. It helps that they’re all pretty much laid out the same way. Plenty of chairs and spaces in which you can relax.
I LOVED our dining room staff and food. I thought it was better than my previous Cruise on Conquest (which I had no problem with either). I will say our head Waiter (Divan) was overwhelmed with too many large tables, but he did an amazing job, as did our assistants Toki and Adi. Toki is probably in training to become a Head Waiter, and will be great. The buffet food kind of seemed sparce…I feel like there used to be more options than there were. The Pizza was UH-MAZ-ING!!!!! Cant tell you how many I ate. The Pasta Bar was pretty nifty, too. I really really really missed Guys Burger joint though.
Our room steward on the other hand was atrocious. She never introduced herself to us, and our first conversation was basically consistent of her telling us when she worked and that she didn’t know if she could get me an extra ice bucket. They few times we saw her, she never talked or smiled, unlike the guys who had the next block of rooms. They were great. I almost tipped them extra solely because of that. I don’t really want much out of a room steward, but I really just didn’t care to have the feeling that we were bothering her. She needs some re-training.
This is an L-Shaped balcony with a double long balcony, and I absolutely recommend it!!!!