Ok, this may be contentious!
I have been on 66 cruises so I feel able to make comparisons! I take about 5-8 cruises a year. I took the maiden on Bellissima so this is my second MSc cruise this year ( and it’s only June lol)
We boarded in Marseille- a lot of people and no special line for Blacks
The ship is beautiful and spotless as usual. Very bling, sparkly staircase and lots of mirrors.
The only deck that runs front to aft is deck 7 and at one point it is