An autumn get away to the sun was required, hence we chose the 14 night cruise to The Azores , Madera and the Canary Islands. We travelled down to Southampton the night before staying at the Chilworth Manor ( using their cruise and stay package, which includes Bed, Breakfast, 14 nights car parking, free tea/ coffee on morning of departure , late check out and taxi to and from the ship- excellent value). We had an evening meal at the Chilworth Arms that was very enjoyable and great value.
We travelled to the ship by taxi on the Sunday morning and arrived at 11.20. We are Elite members and walked straight to the check in. By 11.30 we were sipping the complimentary champagne onboard the ship- OUTSTANDING . We were told that the ship was going in for a re fit in May 2015, however I could not see what needed changing!!!!!!
We had an inside cabin (8173) on deck 8. The cabin and shower room were very generous, however my wife felt that a bit more storage space would have been helpful. The cabin was kept in immaculate condition by Ramon and his team.