What a great trip! First we were blessed with an upgrade from a balcony to an AC penthouse for just $200 each. How could I refuse that? But now I am SO spoiled and it will be hard to never do that again.
The ship: Beautiful- yes it does still have Hawaii decor all around but that makes it interesting. The ship was clean-easy to get around on and overall a well maintained fun ship.
The cabin- The forward penthouse is great! The balcony is about 30x30 so lots of room! You do get awakened at 4:30 in the morning as the "windshield sprayers" come on with the bridge above you! I thought it was raining So hard and looked out and saw it was the sprayers! I expected a lot more "rocking and rolling" all the way in front but no problem. The penthouse had its own little dining table and sitting area and actually had a shower you could move in AND a bathtub! Lots of closet and drawer space. The cabin steward did come running when it got dark to close the blinds so the light would not reflect for the bridge.