This cruise really spoiled us! Other cruise lines just don't measure up. We especially enjoyed the all-inclusiveness: a high quality free excursion at each port, complimentary wine and beer during meal times, no cost speciality restaurants, free internet - even free self-service laundry, complete with detergent. If you're willing to go off-season as we did, you can also get free airfare.
All cabins have balconies, which we enjoyed very much. The cabins were spacious and beautifully furnished. We especially appreciated having a real King bed rather than the arrangement of two twins pushed together.
The commons areas, especially the lounges, were stunning. The Explorer's Lounge was one of our favorite spots on the ship. The menu featured a lot of options and the food was superb. Service throughout the ship was excellent.
This cruise was just about perfect, until the very end. We were not able to dock in Venice due to fog (not their fault), so we had to be bussed. They just dropped us off at the cruise port without any guidance or assistance whatsoever (definitely their fault.)
If you want Las Vegas-style entertainment and casinos, this is not the cruise for you. If, however, you prefer an itinerary rich experience, you will love this cruise.