Just back from the 2/4 eastern. We were first time cruisers, my husband, myself, my parents and dd3 and dd8. We had an absolutely amazing time. Some random thoughts about it: I was amazed at the elegance of the ship. We had resigned ourselves to a certain amount of disney kitsch and slight tackiness, and didn't find it anywhere! The over the door shoe hanger saved us from having a perpetually cluttered stateroom. Thank you to whoever first recommended this. The food was better than I thought it would be. I would say it ranged from good to very good, with Palo's being amazingly good. The other restaurants were better than the chains (Olive Garden, TGI Fridays, etc.) not quite up to gourmet restaurant standards. We realized early on to listen to our server's recommendations -- Gede (from Indonesia) never steered us wrong. He was fantastic, great with the kids, as was Paula (from Jamaica) our assitant server. DD3's comment as we woke her up for the last breakfast "I want to go see Paula". A great team. Deck 7 was a great location -- two floors up to pools and topsiders and Cove Cafe, two decks down to the kids clubs. Bobby Hamilton at the piano bar at Sessions is absolutely wonderful. We went to hear him almost every night. That's all I can think of right now (having flown back to dc in the blizzard yesterday. If anyone has any questions just ask, and I'll do my best to answer.