This was our first trip to the western Mediterranean. We embarked in Barcelona after an efficient and pleasant trip from the airport. The ship and cabins are beautiful and comfortable. Felt like home from the beginning. All of the dining options were wonderful. Excellent variety of food customized to your liking. We especially enjoyed Manfriedis Italian specialty restaurant. Mamsens gave a little hint of Norwegian delicacies. The bar service and wine selection were some of the best we have ever had. We have never taken advantage of so many of the entertainment venues. They seemed to be tailored to the adult crowd with enrichment lectures of interest to older adults. We also enjoyed all of the shore excursions. Those that were included were ones we would have taken anyway so we only went on 2 that were not included. The post cruise trip to Iceland was fabulous! We would do this again without reservation!