We love cruising, and it is by far the greatest vacation in the world. This was our first time on the Freedom class ships. We feel comfortable on the Voyager class and our favorite class by far is the Radiance class ships. We felt that this ship was too crowded, from the Windjammer to the pool area nd the promenade.
The food in the dining room was above average. It was as good as any ship we have ever been on. The service in the dining room was superb. We always had everything we wanted, fast and hot. The staff in the dining room was friendly and nice.
We tryed both Chops and Portafinos. We thought that Portafinos was excellent all around, including the service and the food. It was well worth the visit. On the other hand, Chops was a huge bomb! I should have listened to some of the people on Cruise Critic who said it was just ok. Not worth the extra money, we would have preferred eating in the MDR.