We just came back from a cruise Venice-Bari-Katakolon-Izmir-Istanbul-Dubrovnik-Venice.
We arrived at the checkin in Venice at 11u30, it took about 75' minutes in total before we drank our firts cocktail. You have to stand right about an hour, it would have to be possible to fix this so the people don't have to wait in a line, but with a ticket system. Once we get on board of the ship, and after our cocktail, we went to explore the ship and it was amazing. The ship is really beautiful and there is so much to see. The bars were very nice with live music in every bar. Because of the beautiful weather we did sit a lot in the pool bar at the back of the ship (a beautiful swimming pool and a lot of different cocktails). The food was great (buffet : lots of variety for everone something different, but you had to walk around the whole buffet because it was not everywhere the same menu, dining room : fantastic food with service, a lot of choice and a lot of fish/pasta/meat : if you didn't like something, you could take 2 starters or 2 headmeals). We had the drinkpackage and i should suggest it to everyone. The staff was very nice (always friendly) and our waiter Suasnawa was a proffesional. The room (inside room) was bigger than expected and the bathroom was ok.
We did all the excursions ourselves.
nice room, bigger than expectedgood shower and enough space