PENCIL--If you like crossword puzzles, take a pencil with an eraser. None on ship.
NIGHTLIGHT--Handy for middle of the night bathroom trips
TOILETRIES--One source said to buy these on shore. Bring your own. Shore time is too short to look for these items and if you do find a source, translating labels can be a problem.
CLOTHES HANGERS-28 in closets. Not skimpy as reported about some some cruise lines.
SHOP RAFFLES--There are usually a couple raffles a day in the shop promoting a certain product, usually fine jewelry. The prizes are NOT the fine jewelry being promoted, but other fun items.
B. B, KING BAND--Great, foot-tapping, dancing music by musicians who love what they're doing
TIMING SHORE EXCURSIONS--The time to be back on the ship is NOT flexible. Our guide on the bus waited an extra 15 minutes for a couple in Santorini. They didn't show and the bus left. The guide had another excursion scheduled and could wait no longer. Don't know what happened to the ones left behind.
SHIP LAUNDRY--An excellent service, but whites don't come back as pristine as I would like. My linen slacks came back ironed, but with the seams pressed on the side seams. Nevertheless, still a great but pricy service. The bathroom sink is too small to wash much more than underwear.
WEIGHING BAGS--there is a bathroom scale available at the main desk. It's awkward to use as you have to stand on it, note your weight, and then pick up your bag to see the difference. It is, however, better than having over weight bags and having to transfer items at the airport.
CLOCKS--there are no clocks in the staterooms. Bring your own or rely on your cell phone.
INTERNET SERVICE--VERY slow and undependable, particularly for iPads. Best reception is in the elevator hallways or in the Crows Nest near the internet technician's desk.
FOOD--The food was very good and varied. The breads were outstanding. Special dinners were exceptional, especially the Master Chef's Wine Sample Dinner in the Pinnacle. We also ate several times in the Tamarind; excellent food and service. Restful ambiance.
MAGNETS--Another cruiser suggested bringing magnets to post the reams of announcements that are put in the stateroom mailbox. Excellent suggestion (the walls are wallpapered metal) for keeping track of everything.
SEWER ODOR--sometimes noticeable in hall near staterooms 8132 to 8142. This was reported, and workers were seen in the area.