We chose this cruise based upon the week we were traveling and the NY location
These are a list of things you should be made aware of:
~ As we boarded the ship we witnessed an entire crate holding luggage fall into The Hudson River. The fork lift operator did not secure the cart before lowering it. We believe this was the cause of us being a few hours late to depart and cannot even imagine what those poor passengers had to deal with after their luggage soaked in such filthy water (which we seen with our own eyes).
The cabin was a great size and the bathroom was very large. Plenty of closet space for a family of 4. We liked that the second bed in the room was a bunk bed (which we were not aware of when we booked this room) but it worked out great so the kids did not have to share the pull out couch. Beds were comfortable, but wish there was more than 2 outlets to charge items and if you did not leave a credit card/store card in the door (to leave the lights on) your electronics would not charge while you were out.
They had a lousy 2 tenders to unload 3000+ guests. It was CRAZY trying to get off. We stood in line for 2.5 hours with very angry people. The hallways were hot and it was completely disorganized. God forbid there was ever an emergency on that ship we would have all died!