Since we live in Malta and the cruise was a Malta to Malta one, the holiday started early in the day. We boarded the ship in the morning and could easily go round the ship while it was still uncrowded. Cabins and luggages were ready in the afternoon but in the meantime, we enjoyed the nice food and drinks. The cruise is 'all inclusive' and therefore it was very comfortable and all barmen around the ship were nice and helpful.
At first we were a bit reluctant sailing on an all-German ship since we are English speaking and no knowledge of German. However, this was not much of a setback because many of the crew speak English and we were very welcome when dining at a restaurant, with the waiter handing us the menu in English. Every bar we went to was an English list of drinks indicating which were inclusive and which were not so this added to us being relaxed. The only thing that we could not follow were announcements because these were not spoken in English. However, we were told that should there be an emergency, the announcement would be relayed in English.
We greatly enjoyed the fact that it is a freestyle dining and food in both the inclusive restaurants and the buffet were of very good quality.
The cabin was very spacious and always kept clean by the stewards. We did not spend much time in the cabin but the little we spent was comfortable.