Sage- Everything the others above aid is what the PH's are like- fabulous- so I won't repeat. We had 7001. Possibly they were getting ready to re-do the verandah flooring. I don't know and I didn't see the other PH's. But on the Rembrandt PH the flooring was awful smelly, old, stained outdoor carpeting. Tomc- The officer who said this was eating at our table in the dining room, we were talking about whiners, complainers and unruly passengers on ships who make unreasonable demands. Let's put it this way- there is phone communication between the port people at check-in and in the embarkation waiting room with personnel on the ship, including with the dining room. Until they reach their cabins passengers have no idea what table they have been assigned and it is written on a card left in the stateroom. Last miute changes can quickly be made at anytime before the passenger boards the ship and he would be none the wiser, would he? Some people don't like to wait to get on the ship, feel the rules and regs are not made for them, that they are deserving of special treatment and have no problem letting everyone know this, right? The officer shouldn't have said what he did, but there was no one at our table who had any doubt what he said was true. The area in the dining room he pointed out is exactly where you would place someone who you thought might give a waiter a hard time, complain about everything, send food back, and all around behave like an idiot disturbing other diners. The last thing the maitre d' want is a complainer sitting in the center of the dining room, being loud, and a nuisance to other diners. If that can be avoided so much the better for everyone and I'm sure there are some people who present themselves in such a way, even before boarding.