When booking this cruise it was advertised as a ' 3 Night Short Getaway' to Cherbourg and back, we were aware it was one of the ship's first ever cruises but at no point were we told that this cruise was 'pre inaugural' and we were never advised that there may not be all facilities available and that their was a possibility of building work still going on.
We got off lucky with the building works and had nothing like the poor guests on the cruise before us. Staff were mainly doing what I would describe as 'touch up' jobs and seemed to be working non stop until these were finished. The Aqua Theatre was closed due to the performers not being able to rehearse due to the weather (fair enough) but the waterslides were also closed for part of the cruise and every time we got into a Jacuzzi after about 15 minutes staff asked you to get out and they closed it to do maintenance. I did not see many cables across the floor and certainly didn't see anything that would cause concern in regards to health and safety. I can only assume these issues from the Rotterdam cruise had been fixed before we got on board. We had no problems with toilets or hot water - our stateroom was on deck 8. One morning we were awoken at 7am by someone hammering from the deck above, I heard another guest go onto their balcony and tell them to stop.
The ship itself was enormous - I can see the attraction to it and think in the Caribbean climate it would be well suited. I prefer the Quantum and Freedom class ships personally ( I am 25 and my boyfriend is 27). We found the layout to be a little confusing and that although their were lots of venues, each was quite small and it was very hard to find a seat. Most of the time we ended up giving up as it was just taking too long.