Did not know what to expect but the cruise impressed us, from the boarding process to staff, how we were treated and how the ship looked. What an amazing feat to feed and water almost 2200 people everyday and all with a smile on everyone's face. The ship was in good condition for it's age and the fact it never seems to stop cruising. A few small details needed attention the chairs up in the constellation long are showing some wear. The bars were all well staffed and getting a cocktail was usually no problem. The food by and large was great, some even fantastic. Our wine chap was wonderful and suggested many lovely wines. The main ding room The Trellis is impressive, two floors and huge windows at the back. The buffet was stocked with tons of things, there was no way you would go hungry. The excursions we took were great especially the boat trip into the Leysium fjord, just mind blowing beauty. Norway was spectacular. We did the galley tour which was highly informative, they make all their own ice cream and sorbets and they are delish. My husband did the sky to fjord bike tour and loved it. Took them above the tree line in Gehringer and the rode bikes down the mountain! We did not go to the shows offered but talked to many who did and they enjoyed them, except the poor juggler who was supposedly horrible according to ten different people. We bar hopped and talked to folks that was our entertainment. Our cabin guys were friendly, efficient and quick. Ship had lots of different areas where you could sit, the pool are was large and actually two rooms, one outside, one inside and quieter. Getting off the ship was no problem. We enjoyed our first ever cruise and enjoyed the crew and the ship.
Our room was quite nice, plenty of room for hanging clothes and stowing shoes, etc. Bath was nice size, good shower head, clean as a whistle every day. Loved our veranda just a wonderful place to sit in the morning and the evenings. Bed comfy and well made each day. Did not feel cramped. Nice size.