The ship is an older ship, and smaller than many. We were on it a little over a year ago, and there was a bad vibration toward the stern, and this could be heard and felt all over the back of the ship. The buffet on the ninth deck isn't laid out very well, and it was always hard for us to find a table. They didn't have the variety in the buffet either that the RCCL Rhapsody has.The food to me was really quite good however, except for the lobster which, when we had it, tasted like it had been done the night before. Some of it was inedible, and we are not fussy eaters. The cold soups however are delicious. The entertainment was not quite as good as we have seen on Princess, but better than we saw on RCCL. The rooms are quite a bit smaller than on RCCL. We were on the eighth deck, outside. The reason we booked NCL was because of the price, and belive we got our money's worth. Just go with your expectations a little lower, and you will have a good time.