We picked this cruise because of the dates and the itinerary. The ship is very lovely with beautiful art throughout the public areas. Our cabin was very spacious with lots of room for clothes, toiletries, etc. We booked an excursion in every port with Oceania and this was a BIG mistake - very expensive and not good. Some excursions were cancelled and there were none that they could offer us as replacements . My advice is to look up the features of every port and either book a guide yourself or just walk the town to visit the places YOU want to see. You have to book the speciality restaurants in advance and you will NOT be given an opportunity to go back to one of these restaurants - so you must eat in the grand dining room or the Terrace Cafe. I took a cooking class at the Culinary Center and it was an excellent experience which I highly recommend.