Having been on the Epic 6 months earlier we were a bit worried that a smaller, older, ship wouldn't suit us fun-loving party animals...hmm, maybe I exaggerated our energy levels, but we are early 30s and go to bed past midnight on holiday!
Embarkation was great with a taxi from the airport for about 30e (better than the NCL transfers IMO) and a quick check-in. We couldn't board because we were early, but it was nice to wander around Barcelona for a bit. Top tip - get the shuttle, it's a lot longer walk than it looks!
Our room, balcony on 10, was a bit small but never felt too small, and although it was a bit dated compared to the EPIC, it didn't detract from our overall enjoyment. For us faded carpet and a small toilet don't negatively impact our holiday!