This was our first European cruise and I must say, it was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed being able to see so many countries in a short period of time.
I had originally booked an outside cabin, obstructed view. Imagine my surprise when we checked it to find out we had been upgraded to a Verandah Suite cabin....what an upgrade! We thoroughly enjoyed having the bigger common area, bathroom, and outside deck.
The ship itself was beautiful. I have cruised 3 times before, all on Carnival and always the Caribbean, which tends to draw younger single people. This line is far more upscale. The food and service were much better. The one huge difference I noticed was that there were hardly any younger people (under 45) on the ship. This crowd is A LOT older, I'd say the average age is at least 65. We knew it would be older, due to the destination and the cruise line. Also, I don't think I saw more than 5 children on the entire ship, probably due to the fact that they were all back in school by this time....don't get me wrong, we had a great time (myself, my boyfriend, and another couple ages 37-41), it's just for the most part, there weren't a lot of people near to our age on the ship.