We had this trip planned for approximately 8 months. I was very excited because it was a first cruise for my husband, my son and myself. Embarkation was a headache because the computers crashed and we waited forever. I was O.K. with that and still very excited. The size of the ship was incredible and we couldn't wait to experience our first cruise! We get on board and I can't wait to see our stateroom on the 7th floor. Of course you would think with 3000 to 4000 people on board the elevators would be plentiful and fast but no, they're not! We had to wait for one forever and they take forever as well.
Our stateroom was exactly as I expected since it was an interior cabin I knew it would be small and that was O.K. We were excited to start our adventure. We unpacked and went to the Lido deck to have lunch. The lines were long. We went upstairs and found the pasta bar before anyone else had discovered it was there. It was pretty good.
The fun days at sea suck for anyone under the age of 55. The only thing to do is to lay by the pool. The activities were all geared towards the older generation. There were a few adult comedy shows which were pretty good. There were a few shows that were OK if you could get a seat. We got to one show almost an hour early and the place was packed! Most shows were like this. There wasn't much for kids to do on this cruise either. My son is 14 and he got bored a lot. They have a special club for his age group but there wasn't a whole lot planned for them.
We an inside cabin on the 7th floor. There was plenty of closet space, about 3 drawers and a safe. There is room under the bed to store luggage. I don't think they thought out the whole pull down bed when you have a king size in the middle of the room (two beds pulled together to form one bed is approx. a king size). There's not a whole lot of room for the ladder. It was pretty quiet on our floor.