All in all, it was a fairly good cruise. Embarkation went fairly smoothly. We had wine bottles in our luggage and they did not confiscate it.
The cabin was nice, not as big as we thought they would be. Our cabin was a balcony up front right beside the Bridge starboard side. We have had bigger and nicer appointed rooms onboard Celebrity and Holland America. There are no nightstand beside the bed. So forget about drinking and reading or watching TV in your bed!! And Ladies, bring your clips to hang your skirts because there are not clips on the hangers.
Foodwise, it was very good but not warm enough. They said they were trying out new devices to warm the food but it is not working. We can honestly say that the food was very good, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At 17h30, we had sushi in the casino which was very fresh and very good contrary to a comment I read. Pizza is very good, the Yangtze counter (chinese food) was excellent. In the dining room at night, we had a table for 2. Service was a little fast. We had to tell the headwaitress to slow down a bit.
The only negative comment about this cruise is that after the last show (22h30) there is no entertainment on this ship. If you go into the different bars, there is nothing happening. No latino dancing, no fun and games. Even before dinner (20h00) there is not much happening except this guy in the Casino. Also, the bingo wasn't worth it for the price of the cards.
The self-assist disembarkation is not working as well as they would like it to. Everybody finds themselves on the 3rd floor outside the elevators, blocking every elevators until we can get off the ship. It is still pretty fast, but don't try to get an elevator at that time, they are all blocked on the 3rd floor by people who cannot get out of them.
This cruise was my birthday gift and I enjoyed every minute of it. We met some very nice people and the crew was very friendly.
Pricewise, it was a very good deal. We would definitely go back.