We live in Vancouver so departure port was perfect. We had a balcony on the first leg to Tokyo and then an inside for the second leg to Shanghai. As others have stated, the ship appeared rusty and needed some paint. Overall I thought it was a rather ugly ship on the outside with black deck and a square rear end.
On the first leg the lecturers and entertainment were superb. Best lecturers even on a ship. On the second leg they vanished and the entertainment went south (a harmonica player!),
Beautiful ship inside, reasonably quiet and the evening walk from dining to entertainment was a pleasure with lots to see and enjoy. Sticking the classical duo in a hall was not a great idea.