Suggestion would be to come in one night before the cruise so as to not be so tired. Embarkation went fairly smoothly as we arrived past the influx of passengers. Caught the bus from Piazza Roma and then had to lug our suitcases to the baggage area. In turn had to walk back to the place where we were dropped off and preceded to the cruise terminal.
Cabin was very nice. Everything still looked new and fresh. My cabin was at the stern of the boat which was great for departing the port of calls and the balcony was a good size. Sometimes a little noisy from the engines/vibrations etc. The cabin space was a little narrower than other cabins on the same deck (7402) but their balcony was much smaller.
Staff/Food: Room steward was fantastic and did a great job. We had early seating and Hugo and Roy were great for remembering little extras. The food was pretty good in that you did have some choices which often included a European flair (rabbit, quail etc). I have had better cruise food on the Princess but it was horrible. Pizza was good and so were the chicken cutlets. Since I am not a huge desert fan can't really much about it except the ice cream was yummy in the dinning room. Buffet was alright but not a huge buffet fan anyhow.