I have never been on Royal Caribbean.
On my first 5 cruises,the passenger capacity was between 2000 and 3100.
On my last cruise,I decided to try a larger ship and went on NCL breakaway with 4000 or so passengers.
We noticed soon enough,that while there were between 1000 to 2000 more passengers,the venues such as theater and atrium were no larger than smaller ships.and especially in atrium missed many shows for lack of seats,even an hour in advance.
Recently,we had been considering Independence of the seas,but were concerned, that with 4300 passengers,we could have the same issues,which for arthritic seniors would be a deal breaker.
So could those who have been on that ship please let us know.