Food: The highlights were dining at the Pinnacle Grill and the Tamarind. The food and service were excellent. My two recommendations would be to make reservations the first day. We ate at the Pinnacle Grill the first night. We tried to make a reservation for dinner another night after the meal and they were all booked. My other recommendation would be to have a set dining time. We had cruised on the Rotterdam last year with a set dining time and thought we would try the open seating this time. What a difference. The service is not the same. With the open seating you have to make a reservation and each time you have a different steward and the service varies. On the Rotterdam, our steward knew us and could anticipate our needs. The Lido buffet for breakfast and lunch was very tasty and easy.
Cabin: A veranda is the way to go. Our cabin was spacious and very comfortable.
Pool & Deck: We choose to sit at the adult pool since it was vacation week with a lot of children on board. Unfortunately, the Lido Pool has much nicer chairs. Also, it was very, very crowded at both pools. We would definitely reserve a cabana in the Retreat for our next cruise. I know that it is annoying to pay extra but it seems that it would really make the days at sea more pleasant.
Spa: The services were top notch but expensive. Ports: I really enjoyed Aruba & Curacao. It is nice to go to different ports. Culinary Arts Center: One of my favorite spots on the boat. The chefs at the Pinnacle Grill, Tamarind & the Canaletto each demonstrated a recipe. Crow's Nest & Exploration Cafe: No better place to go to read and relax and take a rest from the sun. We have already booked the Eurodam for next year to go to Central America.