We just did this cruise in February and it was great. Whether you'll like the smaller ship or not depends on what you expect. Think of your big ship then cut everything down to 1/3 its size. One restaurant, two shops, small pool, limited buffet, etc. However, there are some advantages, like being able to get anywhere on the ship within about 2 minutes, no lines, and no waiting for elevators (except when an excursion is returning).