We chose this cruise for the itinerary. two of my friends who went with me were brand new cruisers.
I have been on the Grand, Star, Coral, Pacific, Sapphire, and Emerald. This ship has the nicest layout and space.
Embarkation: Very smooth- ours went a bit quicker due to elite status. However, make sure you do all required paperwork prior to cruise. The Medallion app is a little tricky with this- and I will address later in review.