I've read many disappointing reviews on some of the newer ships. Most seem to be within a month or two of launching. Many critics advise delaying cruises until the ship and crew becomes more seasoned, yet many cruisers want to be "first" in line. We were on an early sailing of Symphony and notices some of the newer features like the robot bar and carousel were not operational.
What's the timeframe most have observed for a new ship to hit its stride? (weeks/months/yr?)