My husband and I were part of a family cruise group of 10. This was his first cruise, and my first in 30 years. Our entire group purchased The Key, and we purchased the Unlimited Drinks package.
Embarkation was super easy with The Key. Once we were checked in, we all walked straight on the ship and went to the dining room for our Chops welcome lunch. Our carry-on bags were brought to our rooms for us, which was a huge help since most of our group had garment bags for our formal dresses and sport coats. Luggage was delivered late afternoon before dinner.
Our cabin steward, Joe, was very helpful and friendly. He loved to put my husband's sunglasses on the towel animals he made for us each day, which we enjoyed.
Our group all had Ocean View cabins on deck 3. The cabin was adequate for what little time we spent in it. We had plenty of closet space, although a few more drawers would have been helpful. We had been forewarned about the lack of plugs, so our multi-outlet/USB plug was a huge help! There is one Euro 220 plug, but we didn't have a voltage adapter for it. The bed was a little hard, but we all slept well. The shower was TINY but it worked fine.
We stayed overnight at the new Holiday Inn Express Galveston Beach on Seawall Blvd, and ate dinner at The Spot next door.