We did the penthouse when its just the two of us, but when we take all the kids we do a cheap room. They dont enjoy the little extras we come to love. The shows on the ship where great. What we didnt like was the food in the main food hall and the service was poor... We had two rooms and both had service issues. We over look alot but this ship does not come near the others we have been on. We are going again in October and will do the pearl. Will never book the Dawn again I dont care how cheap it is..