My family has cruised 9 times, five with RCCL. I have found that any cruise is what you make of it. I think that many have unrealistic expectations. RCCL has always provided great service, and a great cruise. They are my favorite line, although Princess does a close second. You will find the three night cruise to be a more active and more of a late night life style cruise. We are sailing the Radiance to Alaska in two days, and I am sure we will enjoy another fine cruise.