I do have a couple of criticisms of this ship and this is that though there are a lot of restaurants, only the main 2 (which have the same menu) and the Buffet are without charge. There is another - The Blue Lagoon which has a very limited menu and is really only suitable for a snack. This is a reduction of 2 "free restaurants" in comparison to the Pearl last year. This I am sure, resulted in waiting times for the main restaurants, particularly at peak times as we had observed that the "pay" restaurants were almost deserted at the same time. Even though the waiting time was never long, I overheard many complaints that the "eat when you want" claim was untrue.
We had to change cabins after the first leg and this was a hassle. Our cabin steward hadn't been informed and nothing was coordinated; we were told to vacate our cabin by 9am but the next cabin was unready and it still was unready by 10.30. There seemed to be no liaison between deck supervisors for this contingency.
A couple to tips: Once the ship calls into Egypt/Alexandria any self service STOPS. Avoid trying to even get a cup of tea in the buffet. Eat in the restaurants - its faster and less stressful. Don't go on the excursion to Touradant in Morocco, it was dreadful, do go on the "Behind the Scenes Tour" it was great.A couple of tips: When the ship has been into Egypt/Alexandria all self service STOPS. Eat in the restaurants, it is faster and far less stressful. Don't take the Touradant Excursion in Morocco, it is dreadful. Do take the "Behind the Scenes Tour", it is truly amazing.