I cannot for the life of me figure out why so many people complain about this awesome little ship!! Obviously there standards are too high!!
While I have no other cruise lines to compare it to, the value we received in booking this cruise was fantastic!! Where else can you go for 5 nights out of country, have all your food provided to you (and even more than you could possibly eat), a nice room with an ocean view, have the same quality entertainment you would find in any Branson-like city, and pay less than you would for two nights plus food in Disney World??
Embarkation was very quick, and easy. NOLA seems to know what they are doing. We got there early, and boarded in Zone 1. Had lunch on board and explored the ship. The food was just a little better than at Ryans.