Wow, this is the first review I have read that down grades a cruise because they did not like the cabin decor.... They said the food and Cruise Director and service were "GREAT" but downgrade everything for cabin decor. The ship was built in 1996 and was last updated 2012, so the drapes were not "from the 50's"
You booked an older, smaller ship, you got what you booked. The ship is 20 years old with 2,400 people getting on an off of her a week. Before you book a cruise do some research on the ship if decor can turn a great cruise to 2 star for you.