I think the lawn was a great idea. Though there are parts that could have been used for something else to give a park like atmosphere it still great. Many people keep complaining that they wasted space that is usually used for deck chairs and other things but they did not. The space that a majority of the lawn club sits on is usually used by the ships funnel. By opting for the two smaller ones not having the huge "X" on the top of the ship, they used the space for the lawn. On the new Emerald Princess they did not opt for the two funnels and instead they do not even have that space to work with. So look at the lawn as an extra bonus.