While searching for a vacation destination, We have certain criteria. We wanted to be able to drive to the ship. Since it was our first cruise, we wanted a 6-night excursion. The cruise of the New England islands fit the bill. From the moment we were invited onto the ship, we were treated exceptionally well. Everyone was cordial, and went out of their way to please us. The stateroom was more than adequate, and the bathroom was large with a full-size shower stall. The meals were spectacular. The tours that were arranged on shore were great. The narrated tours were conducted by local people who knew a great deal about the area. We learned a lot about each island. Our guest speaker for the week (Sandy) was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. She ate meals with us and was very accessible. If we had a question, we could ask her at any time. We booked another cruise while onboard. I can't wait to cruise with ACL again!