Just a thought to say that negative reviews are important to look at to try and get a balanced overview of the ship and its crew. I have made many cruises on different lines (almost all RCL, Carnival, and Princess) and have never had a truly bad experience. No dirty areas, surly crew, inattentive service, truly bad food or dining areas, etc. Now the casino, bars, entertainment, and goofy activities (hairy legs contest, belly flop, etc) are not my main interests on a cruise, but still I have had trouble finding any real negative instances on any of the cruises I have been on. BUT - everybody has a differering take on what transpires asea. So . . . . . . .