Our first cruise and to be honest I feel as if I will not feel safe to try another.
The emabarkation was well organised and the staff very engaging. Cabin was adequate and comfortable.
We did not find our luggage for sometime even though other people's were left outside their cabins. Eventually located it abandoned outside a lift.
Neither of us get seasick (previously have been out on fishing boats etc). We did become very unwell but this was after consuming food from the pantry. The food is cold. Bacon and eggs, grilled fish so cold it was inedible. Tried to get a simple salad from the salad section. The top layer of the salad looked good but when served only 1percent contained what was on show the rest was lettuce from underneath. Sandwiches were not available only rolls that had an overload of bread and minuscule filling. Hungry we ate the luke warm zucchini soup. Hours later we were both vomitng.
We are both health professionals and suspect the recent "gastro" outbreak was probably more attributed to the inadequate temperature control of the food rather than a virus, fellow passengers had the same complaint.
The Waterfront Restaurant served delicious hot meals but was overcrowded and there were long waits to be seated. People trying to avoid the pantry! Sometimes just a snack for lunch is nicer than another sit down meal. Do not even think you will find a healthy salad sandwich anywhere on the Pacific Eden.
It is understandable why buffet style has been replaced due to hygiene, however not to maintain food at a safe temperature is worse.