The itinerary for the week was great which helped as did the weather (7 sunny days) but without a doubt it was the staff team on board that made the experience so wonderful. Without exception from the moment of arrival all the staff - waiters, chefs, cabin stewards, reception staff, SPA staff, shop staff and the fabulous entertainment team were so professional and so hard working in order to give the best customer experience they possibly could. The evening entertainment was top class with varied shows and energetic dancing every evening - they delivered 2 top class shows every night and still found the time afterwards to mingle with guests and were genuinely interested in making sure you had a good time. A wonderful entertainments team humbly led by Paul the cruise director, who you could tell led the team well and there was an obvious respect amongst them as well as fantastic team spirit. Great touches like thanking all the team each night and not once mentioning himself or the usual cheesy someone else thanks him over the microphone. Not just good entertainment but intelligent and professional not like some "cheesy" entertainment offered in hotels.
The cabin was so much more spacious than we expected, we had an outside plus on deck 7 which was great. Plenty of storage space, 100% clean and maintained throughout by our friendly cabin steward.