Let me give u a little back ground on our selves, we are in our early 30's and have never cruised before but have travelled abroad twice before. We thought we would finally try a cruise but like everyone else, we had our reservations. We were concerned about getting seasick, the food and if we would even like the ship!
We decided to fly into London first and spend a week there exploring before we moved onto Venice for our cruise (Will Review London In The Boards Section). Spent three days in Venice enjoying the sights and doing some shopping, the Hand Blown Glass their is incredible!
Embarkation Day: Took free shuttle to pier which was vary convenient as it was right next to our hotel on Plaza Del Roma, didn't have to walk more than 500ft. to drop bags; go to check-in area and board bus to be dropped off at ship. We were even surprised how little there was involved in boarding our ship, nothing more than sliding your cruise card into a card reader and having your pic taken! From there we were left on our own to make our way to our Suite on deck 8 (Montego Bay). When we arrived at our suite we found it to be everything we thought it would be and more! It was far bigger than we thought it would be, the bed was huge; the bathroom was all tiled and also very spacious. There was a fresh vase of flowers and a welcome package which included a tray of canapes and all the paperwork we would need to enjoy our cruise! Our room stewards name was "Litto". Very nice man who always had a smile on and was willing to help/Answer any of our questions' he brought us our champagne when we first arrived which I thought was a nice touch although we couldn't drink because of the "Bominine" which, by the end of the cruise; we would have three bottles of Champagne/Wine and eight small bottles of spirits to carry home with us.