the itinerary was very very interesting. the staff in general were very nice on board. some staff were very friendly while others were not whereas on a holland ship all staff are friendly. they also responded quickly when things were brought to their attention. the food was very good, portion sizes were just right. The buffet should be designed better as to traffic flow. the reflection lounge was closed too often for private functions . The Connie is a nice size ship to travel on. The ships entertainment was excellent especially the production shows. The dancers and singers were all very very good. The any time dining seemed at times a bit chaotic to get a table so advance reservations are the best option. Once seated dining is very pleasurable, not hurried not rushed and very attentive. The meal presentation was also very good. Vegetarian options were plentiful and creative. This itinerary is well worth doing if it is offered in 2018.