We are first time cruisers along with another couple. The reaction? The four of us really want to cruise again and are planning the next one. Specific reviews:
Embarkation: went smoothly. Amazing how they can move 2500 passengers so quickly. Disembarkation also smooth. They have this down to a science.
Ship: Beautiful ship; not the largest but holds 2500 passengers. Rooms were extremely clean; we loved our balcony. Small shower stall.