Embarkation - The meeting location was changed without notifying us. I happened to call and confirm things and was told it was changed. Welcome was not very warm and friendly. The people at our table didn't even look up from reading their ebooks and say Hi.
The Ship - We loved the ship and its size. Very appropriate for the area we cruised in décor. The lounge and outside area was very nice. We enjoyed being able to open our door and be able to walk around the 3rd deck. The saloon was really cute even though we only went there for the poker tournament.
The Food & Dining Service - This was a huge disappointment to us and lots of the cruisers. The food was not good in choices or taste. One fish and other meat dish each night and one veg dish. The serving sizes were small at all meals. There was no other option for something to eat if you didn't come to the dining room at lunch and dinner. The service was slow and some servers need a different job! We never could figure out the pattern of service. Toward weeks end some of the servers seemed unhappy. This was a very expensive cruise and this was a big disappointment to us. The ship holds 88 passengers and we only had 54 so we just couldn't figure out the slow service and partiality to some people in groups.
We loved our cabin, both it's location and coziness. Yes it was small and the bathroom very small but we liked it. 3rd deck aft was perfect as we walked around the ship and were handy to the sun deck and down the back stairs to the lounge and dining room.