I am a great fan of this ship,and unhestitatingly recommend it to anyone looking for actual enrichment and cultural /religious learning. I have been on several previous voyages,and all were wonderful down to the very last detail.
The food?fresh,varied,healthy,served with a smile in the restaurants or in the covered verandah.
Cleanliness?the ship was spotless
The itinerary?the ship ,being smaller,can access ports and harbours the large cruiseliners cannot. We were able to go to places not used to large crowds/tourists,and received a more genuine experience of the culture.Much thought has gone into the choice of ports,and there are inevitably some very interesting and less-visited spots on each itinerary.
The recreational areas ?(gym,pool etc) More on the basic side,but most days are spent on land and one tends to walk and gain exercise that way. there are daily yoga classes.The gym has adequate and well-maintained eqipment.
Library? Amazing collection of books,reference titles,decent novels,magazines all located in a comfortable room with a window wall....very pleasant,
Ambience? the ship is refined but casual in feel.No stuffy formal nights,no screaming kids (in fact none at all),no gambling,nice live music every evening and night.They do have trivia sessions and movie nights.
The cabins? Quite adequate.