Very good overall experience. We have cruised previously and we much prefer the style of this ship over the larger ones. Including soft drinks wine and gratuities made for a bigger upfront payment. But it also led to a much more relaxed atmosphere and speeded up the service no end.
The smart casual style of dress on the ship was more than welcome and enlightened.Service was very good in all areas and the cabins were well appointed.
Food in the main Dining Room was very good but a little slow to arrive at times. The buffet was very good and waiting times were very good. The quality and presentation of all meals were very good indeed.
The ship was in good shape and very clean.
Entertainment was good in parts with guest acts making welcome appearances throughout the cruise. The entertainment team were kept busy and the singers were good particularly the two girl singers. The Cruise director was far too much and needs to tone it down. The double act with his wife was very poor, like a poor Peters and Lee. I have seen better entertainment on other ships and was slightly disappointed by the uneven quality here.
Despite this the cruise was very good and the overall service and politeness of the crew, and food quality more than compensated for any shortcomings. The captain particularly went out of his way to ensure that his passengers had an enjoyable. His tone and approach was just right.