I'll chime in onthis. I have anxiety disorder and panic attacks as well as a stomach condition and was greatly concerned about the closed in feeling. I am also terribly claustrophobic. I did take a pill before boarding but once on the ship all was well. I did not have a panic attack at all. The only thing that bothered me was the elevators. Tried once and never used them again. Too small and confined. BUt the stair kept the weight off so it was a good trade off. It was funny because one of our table mates were on their first cruise and they did not like it. After the second day they said they were ready to get off. I, on the other hand, am hooked and ready to go again.