Traveled October 26-Nov 9 2019. Party of 7 (6 adults 1 child). Overall the cruise was great. Here is a breakdown:
Pre-Cruise: Did a lot of planning. Booked 10 months in advance. Chinese Visas were needed for everyone despite the cruise ship saying differently. Live in NJ so went to Consulate in NY and got Visas done. One person was able to drop off Visa applications for everyone and they were ready 3 days later for pickup. Note: if you work for nonprofit, educational institution, sales, etc. they will only approve a 3-month visa so timing is important.
Onboard: Went back and forth with the type of cabin to book. Came down to suite, concierge class (CC), and Family Veranda (FV). Ultimately went with FV and so glad we did. FV is actually larger than sky suite and CC rooms. Although the ship considers FV a step down from CC, the extra space was wonderful for party of 3 (2 adults and 1 child 5).