This was a small ship cruise in the truest fashion. The ship's crew went overboard to make our cruise as enjoyable as we have experienced on any previous big ship cruise. When you are recognized by your name and at Happy Hour the staff knew your drink of choice, what a different experience for a discriminating passenger. Meals were a gourmet dining experience, no questions there.The dining stewards always aimed to please and near the end of the evening meal, the head chef would go from table to table soliciting comments. Where else can you have an experience of the ship's captain coming to sit with the guests for a meal.
On a small ship you give up several big ship amenities, but the trade-off is to get acquainted with the other guests on a more personal basis which we did. The ship interior was clean with plenty of hand sanitizers available. The evenings entertainment was a local musical group usually. Some of the shore excursions were the basic city tours, but others were more involved and well worth the fee, especially Victoria, BC.
This cruise is not intended for young children. We do plan to take other American Cruise tours as we heard many positive comments from other passengers about other cruise experiences.