Pros: as a guest they let you wander all over the ship and explore the bridge, the sundeck, bow, etc. Only the swiming pool and industrial areas were off-limits (but available on the tours which were discounted for hotel guests). It's a beautiful piece of history and a one-of-a-kind stay. There are so many displays and exhibits, and just fun stuff to look at. Definitely visit the promenade shops and the observation bar. Great views, good food. Cons: Check-in takes forever if you arrive between 4pm & 6 (30 min +). Mostly because the check-in clerks answer ALL of the incoming guests questions...which is helpful, but they should just have a dedicated info desk next to check-in for those purposes. The other major con was after booking the best package online (deluxe stateroom with harbor view), and seeing the beautiful interior online, my stateroom was a bland king room with no woodwork or paneling. I complained to the desk only to find two other people waiting in line to say the same thing. Whoever is in charge of the online marketing needs to review false advertising ethics, because this is dangerously close, and a small disclaimer on the check-in receipt ("no two rooms are the same") isn't going to cut it if you don't want angry customers. That being said the room wasn't bad, it was clean, comfy bed, fresh linens, etc. It just wasn't how it looks in the pictures. In the end, still had a great time, and truly enjoyed this experience. Will definitely visit and stay again.