The ship is huge. Food is not great. Good size portions of food for normal size diners. Staff not as friendly as on other ships. Ships signage is very good. There are 16 elevators, eight on each end for 14 floors and 4,100 passengers. You may wait as long as seven minutes for an elevator. Dining service was very good. a major problem is the lack of enforcement of stated policies, such as: theater seats CAN NOT be saved, deck lounges CAN NOT be reserved. Let me assure you that these two policies were not enforced. Even with the ships stabilizers deployed the ship rolled 10 to 14 degrees in 7 to 9 foot seas which we experienced. Music consisted of a lot of Latin type music, party music, piano music, classical music and almost no traditional(slow and swing)dance music. Smoking is permitted supposedly on the starboard (right) side of the ship. Smoke in the Casino was unbearable. Food in the unscaled Chops Restaurant was no better than the dining rooms. However, the service at an extra charge of $25.00 plus was very attentive. The stage shows were good. Remember the ship is in business to make MONEY and very few thing are complimentary. If you are not very careful you will spend money you did not think you would have to spend. Due to weather didn't get to visit St. Martin. No big loss. St. Thomas was busy with three of the worlds largest ships. Over 15.000 passengers on the three ships in St. Thomas at one time. Ride to the town was $5.00 per person each way, plus an expected tip. Speaking of tipping, the ship suggest tipping certain crew members a total of $64.75 per passenger for the seven day cruise. They will gladly add the suggested tip to your departure bill.
Don't expect any deals in St, Thomas. Before you leave home get precises on items you may want to purchase duty free.