Flew out of Birmingham on a Dreamliner (excellent start) with the knowledge that our luggage would not be seen again until delivered to our cabin upon our arrival. Travel from airport to ship was interesting in a people carrier as opposed to a coach through the back streets to the ship.
Embarkation was fairly quick and painless. Went to cabin which was a good size and well equipped, bathroom a bit small but adequate (underneath of toilet seat badly stained). The linen etc, looked a bit tired and could do with replacing. All staff very helpful and seemed cheerful during all of our time on the cruise. There were four sea days which created a problem with people putting them out early and then disappearing for some time and no staff checking the ships own policies regarding this issue. The loungers were so close together you could not step in between them to get on or off, but you had to get of the end (deplorable). We used Freedom dining so we could choose what time we ate which was useful in respect that if you wanted to see one of the entertainments such as a show you could make your eating arrangements to coincide with the time of the show. Having said that each show in whichever theatre or bar during the earlier part of the day was filled and no seats available for any extra people (too many passengers on ship to accommodate).
Food available in restaurants was of a good standard, but did not match quality or variety of other ships we have been on. Buffet menu was not very varied but OK but very samey.
OK but tired. Needs refurbishing especially the bathroom