One thing that was a major problem for us were the children running crazy everywhere you went. One child ran through the aft pool area by the pizza grill and slid and fell and ran right into our table leg. We thought he was hurt. I feel that the parents came on board and let their kids run wild. The ships security was never seen. One night at 12:30 they were running down the corridors.. screaming and yelling.
The cabins were ok. Ours had a closet door that was broken and the balcony door handle was loose. Our cabin stewart kept our room clean and made up. He was very friendly. Wow they work hard.
We went to a few shows and they were your ordinary cruise ship show. the cruise director "Malcolm" will drive you crazy with his WOO HOO all the time. A little sickening if you ask me. They push the art auction on you constantly, as all cruise ships do.
We arrived in Saint Johns.. and it was their holiday (Canada Day) so everything was closed. We took the horse drawn trolly through the town and then got off and went through the markets. They had the typical touristy stuff. We stopped at a Restaurant called Steamers, directly across the street from the ship for a lobster lunch. This was a highlight for us. You could get a 1 1/4 lb. whole lobster, bucket of steamed mussels, chowder, corn on the cob..for 60 bucks a couple. It was a great lunch.
Our next stop was Halifax and it was pretty much like any other city. Here we took the hop on, hop off bus and did enjoy seeing the sights of the city. The waterfront walk to the ship was nice.
The last day aboard ship was quite boring unless you like to gamble. or drink. We got back into New York and debarkation went pretty smooth. Only took about 2 hrs to get everyone off.
All in all our vacation was good and cruising in general is enjoyable. I think I will choose another cruise line for my future cruises.