My husband and I went on our first cruise in November 2013 and had the most wonderful time.
THE SHIP: We loved the ship. The first couple of days we spent looking around and familiarising ourselves. The Theatre, the bars, the shops, the cafes, all super. The Centrum had great acts and the aerial displays were spectacular. (only went to the Casino once and lost my $20.00)
THE STAFF: Very professional and always helpful. (with a HUGE exception of the Photography staff - we found them to be pushy and surly when you declined to have your picture taken, and the photos are expensive)
THE FOOD: Wow oh wow! We chose My Time dining for the evenings at the Eidelweiss Room and the meals were first class. We did enjoy a night at The Chops restaurant for a small extra fee and that was second to none. The steak was porpbably the best I have ever enjoyed. Then on the second last night my hubby treated me to a lobster meal - only $34.00 extra but for a whole lobster that was absolutely delicious, it was amazing value. The first two days we ate in the windjammer - there is the most amazing range of food to eat, if you went hungry it could only be your own fault - anyway after deciding that we really didn't want to add 5 kgs to our weight we decided to eat breakfast in the Eidelweiss dining room and opted for light luches at the Park Cafe.
THE ENTERTAINMENT: was great. There were admittedly a couple of lame shows but overall they were great. The outside entertainers were fabulous.
We are saving now for our next cruise and we are choosing to go on the same ship.