We had fourteen members of our family going on this cruise, we all live in the northern part of Mississippi so we drove to New Orleans on the morning of embarkation. We arrived at the port around 11:30, checked in and all on board by 12:30. Very smooth embarkation. Good Job Royal Carribean!!
My family had 2 cabins (7294 and 7295), one balcony and one inside room overlooking the promenade. The cabins had plenty enough room for five people and luggage. Our room steward Gracias, kept our cabins clean and was very good at his job. We could lay down for a nap, get up and go out for an hour come back and the beds were perfectly made up again. Very satisfied with housekeeping on this ship.
The ship herself is in great shape for her age. Like some posts before, yes there is some spots on the carpets, and some railings need some TLC, but consider over 13,000 people on this ship every month and the crew has done and is doing a fantastic job in keeping her in good shape.