I'm on a work cruise to Alaska, which is my first non-Disney cruise. I'm already missing Mickey and Minnie! I've compiled my list of what's good (the few) items on RCCL's Serenade versus Disney's ship's extensive list. What's Nice About RCCL's Serenade: -RCCL cruises to Alaska. -Some balconies are on a "hump" mid-ship that afford a longer balcony. I have two chairs, a table, and two lounge chairs. -Casino (if you're into that) is available. -Rock Wall (always wanted to try it and will later this week) -The buffet has way more selections for all meals as does breakfast room service (eggs available). What I Miss About Disney Ships: -Stateroom Attendants. I haven't seen my attendant since he introduced himself yesterday. His hours are 8a-1p and 6p-11p. It seems everywhere I turned on DCL, there was my attendant. I also didn't receive my Cruise Compass last night (i.e. Personal Navigator), and no one has received a towel animal yet. -Adult Activities. It seems there were not kids at the DCL activities, whereas here we were distracted in our Napkin Folding Class by young kids who were irritating the audience and the social hostess. -The horn at sailaway and ports and the sailaway celebration. -The characters (and I'm not a huge Disney fan). I missed having formal night pictures with Mickey and Minnie tonight. -The dining room rotation and shows. There's only one show and it's tomorrow night on here. -Dining Room Staff. They were much more friendly and personable on DCL. They're nice and attentive here, but not as interactive. -The split bathroom. I miss the shower/tub as well. -Disembarkation process is flexible and based on your desired time rather than assigned. -Self service laundry room and irons available. -Chocolate souffle - says it all. -Adult only pool/hot tub. -Kids are more controlled with their programs, and it seems they're not as intrusive as on here. -The musical productions and offerings. You always have two shows to accommodate the two dinner seatings. That's not always the case here. Feel free to add to the list if you've sailed Disney versus other lines. This cruise has made me appreciate my Disney sailings.