First impression is that the boat is beautiful and we are going to have a wonderful time. The dining options are the worst. You must eat at the designated time or you have to pay to eat somewhere else and there are only 2 other paying options. The food is not creative and they have the same buffet breakfast with the same items for 8 days in a row. No omelet stations or anything interesting, no pancakes or waffles, seems petty, but it gets on your nerves. The things you see from breakfast will end up in another form in the lunch buffet. The things you see on the lunch buffet, for example one day they had roast turkey and that night on your dinner menu, you will see turkey cordon bleu. The gala night was a baked Alaska with all of the ice creams and sorbets you had the whole week inside, with an old ricotta cheese cake made from a few days before.
They donate to Unicef on your bill and do not ask if you would like to do so. There is no free water on board, every meal you have to pay for your drinks.
The good things is that they have a very nice gym, they have fun dance classes. The ports are interesting although, short visits.
I would not go on this ship again. The announcements in 5 languages, even though I was warned and I thought it would not get on my nerves, eventually does.
Some of the excursions you pay for have more than one language, that makes for a long day. You spend a lot of time waiting for the next place to go to, while waiting for the translator.
The dining situation was the most irritating thing about the trip.