We did a 7 night out of Barcelona (July 14-21). The trip was fantastic. To our group, this trip was about the ports - not nearly as much about the ship. However, both the ports and ship pleased on every level. I had read so many reviews on CC that I was a bit nervous going into the trip. We had 7 people, 4 rooms (3 balconies, 2 of which were connecting, and one studio).
Embarkation - we were amongst the first people at the dock in Barcelona (we had spend 4 days in the city prior). We were checked in and on board with little hassle. We were literally the second group at Guest Services and there were no Haven passes available upon boarding. No big deal.
Our rooms were smaller than usual, and the setup is exactly as everyone describes. Yes the toilet and shower are odd... and the curvature of the room makes for a different layout. But the rooms were not any smaller than what you'd expect on a cruise ship. The room steward was excellent as they usually are. The beds did seem a bit short - but we've had the same experience on other cruises. While I didn't love the room setup, it was fine and pretty much exactly what was expected.
Central location, but between both sets of elevators / stairwells. Overall pleased. Yes the design is odd, but the sizing (imo) is similar to other ships.
Found the market - Marche Forville
Very cool place!
Just walked around, dined at an outdoor cafe, very good food. Was a chill day!
Beach day! Went to Megaluf to avoid cruse crowds. Nice day. 13 Euros for a pair of chairs and umbrella on the beach.