This was a new ship and the flight left from my local airport.
The only deck you could walk on was the top deck and you would have to fight your way around sunbeds and passengers. The only way to sit outside on a deck was via Costa coffee shop. You would have to buy a coffee and sit among the smokers. Any other doors to outside were securely fastened for the whole of the journey.
The air conditioning was freezing in the theatre and bars. You dont expect to wear cardigans in the Caribbean.
Once in the Lido buffet you were bombarded by waiters asking you to book the other restaurants at £30 a person per meal.
We tried Freedom Dining but it was not a good experience so once we were sent to the Oriental Restaurant as the the others were full the waiter kept our table for 6 for the same time every evening. Freedom dining didnt work for us.
our steward was very unfriendly. We hardly saw him.