We traveled with a group of friends.We thoroughly enjoyed this ship; mainly because of The Queens Room...a large ballroom with a 7 piece band every night(one night "big band night" there were 15 musicians). Dancing with my wife & friends with a big band is what we really enjoyed.The Queens Room was the best dance venue we have seen in our 11 cruises.
We thought the Brittannia restaurant food was excellent; the buffet on the top deck (Lido?) was good.
Our inside cabin had enough room,modern,clean & quiet.Public areas were spotlessly clean & elegant. Casino was small but it doesn't concern us.Theatre was large & the entertainment was good, with excellent dancers & a very good Irish comedian.There was always some entertainment in different parts of the ship, string quartet,harpist,jazz singer or pianist etc.etc.Plenty of variety.
One complaint was the cost of table wine in the Brittannia was too high & a wine package deal did not allow flexibility to delete wines you did not want.
Yalta was really a historical trip showing us where FDR,Stalin & Churchill had their meeting but otherwise not much for us.
Odessa had beautiful architecture & was a real surprise. We took the ship's tour here & were very pleased with the whole town. We stopped at a lovely park for a meal.
Nessebur in Bulgaria we took a tour to another village but we should have remained at the seaside area near the port which seemed just as good.
Ephesus we had seen before. So we went to the town in the port which had beautiful Turkish confectionery we've never seen before & also had a Turkish coffee.
This was our 11th.cruise & we thought this ship was one of the best because of the Queens Room with it's 7 piece band,good food in the Brittannia & excellent service throughout the ship.
We really loved this ship & would cruise on her again if possible.