This ship was no dissappointment at all. I had the next to the top floor for my room and it was not very big. However, I only sleep there and do whatever else that does not require a lot of space. The shows, the bars the dining, the casino...Everything was fun and elegant in nature.
I went on a 7 day Western Caribbean itinerary. Haiti, Jamaica, Grand Caeman and Cozumel. The best time to cruise the Caribbean is from January through May. The weather is best then. Huricane season starts in June.
I know that there are bigger ships but this one is a huge one too. You just can't imagine one bigger.
I highly recommend the ship and it's crew was outstanding. They earn their tips.
I would definitly travel on that ship again. It's been 4 years but surely the ship has not deteriorated within that time.
On the cabins, we had three of them, with two of them adjoining by an interior door. There is where my party of seven would congregate when we had the need, which was rare. We usually planned to meet elsewhere and everything worked out perfectly that way.
Good luck with the weather!
PS If you drink, take a suitcase full of plastic airplane travel bottles of booze. It's very expensive down there unless you drink that Red Stripe Beer all the time.
And...at the time there was no topless sun bathing. MY WIFE really approved of that. Maybe I'll try Carnival next time. I do go topless.