Just got back from the 5 day VOS cruise out of NJ. Embarkation onto the ship took less than 10 minutes. We thought that was pretty amazing considering the amount of passengers sailing. We left Providence at 1:30 and got to the ship at 6:00 and were in our cabin by 6:15.
We had an outside cabin on deck 3 that was very spacious. The only complaint we have is that the beds were extremely uncomfortable.
The food in the main dining room and Windjammer/Island Grill was not hot, just room temperature. The quality was similar to any decent restaurant; nothing spectacular.