I very rarely comment on this type of thing, but here goes. We have only done around 20 cruises, the majority with HAL. Missed about 5 years do to family health issues. Returned last winter for an 11 day on Koningsdam and thought it was great. Certainly a bit different from our 1st cruise on Ryndam which was a 10 day Caribbean and magical.
Did we miss the old-style Ocean Bar? Yes, but thought BB King was great. Found the food (late seating, fixed) just fine, and the servers outstanding.
Spent a lot of time at the stern pool and loved it. Plenty of comfortable seating with large shaded areas. Bar service and drinks excellent.
When I look at alternatives am not thrilled. Those tiny balconies on the newer Princess ships? No thanks. The “virtual “ balcony cabins on the newer Celebrity ships. As a confirmed balcony rat, no way.
To be completely honest, I cruise to be back at sea (20 years USN). I’ve seen a good part of the world already and the Caribbean is just fine.