wanted to try the smaller ship to compare to the mega ships I had been on. The suite was very large 500 sq ft; beautiful; butler was excellent. Food very good. Room service was quite fast. However, I like dinner around 6pm or so and the show around 8 Their show times were 10 pm with dinner at 8p. This was way too late for me and several others I talked to. Lecturers were very good on ports of call and current events and history of the regions we traveled to. Gentlemen hosts sat with the single guests and danced with the ladies. Really enjoyed seeing Kodiak and eastern Russia as well as Japan. They needed more computers on the ship as some people did not bring one from home. The boutique was mainly jewelry and just a few clothes. They could expand the shopping aboard considerably. There was no onboard assistance in changing to Japanese yen.
very large suite; 2 TVs, large veranda, separate tub and shower