We enjoy the smaller ships. Our ship has a maximum of 684 passengers with staff of around 400. Service is exceptional. They keep there staff. We have cruised with them for 10 years and still see some employees from our first cruise. We have stayed in inside staterooms, concierge level and penthouses. It doesn't matter to the staff what level your stateroom is. There food is the best at sea. Almost everything they serve is homemade on board. Fresh fruit, milkshakes, hamburgers, high tea, homemade ice cream and sorbet daily. They have 2 specialty resturants. Polo Grill, steak and sea food, and Toscana, Italian food. All breads and pasta, sauces made from scratch daily. These specialty resturants are included. You can make reservations for these resturants. My favorite thing with Oceania is that it is a resort casual cruise line. I never have to dress up. I can where jeans and shorts during the day and put on slacks and a blouse for dinner. My husband can wear casual slacks and a collared shirt. No jacket or tie required. If you like to dress up that is okay too. The ports are great and not all the normal spots. With the smaller ship they can go more places. The entertainment is a group of 5 to 7 entertainers performing most nights. They do a variety of shows. The cruise line also brings in talent. A comedian, musician or magician. One very important thing this cruise line does not have any accomodations for anyone under 18. While they can't keep you from brining children they tell you up front they have nothing for them. Believe it there are no programs, activities or anything else to accommodate children. Enjoy your cruise.