I choose the cruise because of the small number of passengers and the destinations.
This ship was not like a large cruise ship, no bingo and mostly all passengers embarked at the new island every day. Plus the crew mingled and ate in the dining room with the passengers, so u got to know the crew in this informal atmosphere. The food was good and the dining room crew were excellent.
One group made the cruise difficult by their selfish and insular attitude. If u could not speak their language, they were not interested. One group turned their back on me. As I was travelling on my own I had to find a dining room place at each meal. This group had to sit together (maybe they were on a group tour). I went to sit down at a table for two and they pulled me out as they were saving the seat for friends. The waiter came over and told me to see the Manageress of the Dining room, who said she was so ashamed with their behavior, it was not her responsibility. I was not the only one on the ship to have trouble with this group, as other people complained too. I do not know if the Ship depends of their patronage but they seemed to condone their behavior and treated them they like spoilt indulged children.
The cabin was wonderful, but I paid for what I got. I had a balcony and a very spacious cabin, which was cleaned beautifully every day, by a lovely young lady. The housekeeping crew were excellent and the laundry staff, it was such a boost to have our clothes laundered, especially with the hot weather and climbing on and off barges.