DW and I just got off of the IOTS on Dec. 16th. She is a beautiful ship and we had a wonderful time. I have not seen (or looked for) any negative reviews on this ship. The crew was nice, the dining was nice and the onboard entertainment was nice. We've done the Freedom twice so this was our first time on the IOTS. I say, take the negative reviews with a grain of salt. Go expecting to see a beautiful ship and to have a wonderful time. Enjoy.