If you hate crowds and long lines, then this might not be the ship (or cruise line) for you. However, here are some tips to avoid the worst parts:
- Avoid the buffet area ("The Gathering", "Pasta Bella") altogether. The food there is not worth the wait in line.
- For breakfast, go to the sit-down brunch in the Scarlet dining room
"Cozy" would be a good term. Keep your stuff organized and you'll be fine.
Rented a scooter and did a self-tour
Drove in for embarkation - no excursions