Our first ever cruise and it lived up to our expectations. Our Cabin, Veranda Suite, Deck 8 was roomy with a walk in closet and very good bathroom. Balcony not huge but big enough for both of us to have our feet up on the lounger.
The restaurants were all good and we particularly liked being able to eat outside in the Colonnade as well as round the pool in the Patio Grill.
Not having to pay for drinks was great and sitting round the pool with the staff bringing round Pina Coladas (or getting whatever you wanted) was exactly the cruise experience we were hoping for.
We spent a couple of days in Istanbul before our cruise - can heartily recommend
Not the most exciting place to visit but we had a pleasant walk around the town