We embarked on this cruise 2 october. Check in at Palma Seaport was extremely efficient and quick. In less than 20mins our luggage had been taken from us by RCI porter and documentation completed and photograph taken. We were in our cabin immediately as we had arrived in port at 1400hrs.
The ship is a little tired, but no more than our previous cruise experiences with RCI on Brilliance of the Seas. Unless you are paying 5* prices you should not expect 5* fittings and fixtures. I would grade this ship as 3 - 4* leaning more to the 4* grading.
Food was excellent although the Windjammer offered a great choice, the number of users and their attitute to other cruises often led to pushing and shoving - the food was not going to run out but you would think the users expected it to.