We decided to go on a cruise for our honeymoon and we booked through our travel agent. It was a decision we did not regret. As soon as we arrived at the port there was a queue to get on board. Even though it was quite a large queue it moved fast and we were only 20-30 minutes before we were onboard the ship.
As soon as we walked in we were blown away by the royal promenade and how big it was. As it is our first time on a cruise we can not say for sure that other ships don't have this but from talking to other people on the cruise they all said this was the largest one they had seen.
After a while walking around we decided to go to our room which was on the 7th floor. The room is small in width with only a foot or so wider than the length of the bed but you really don't need anymore. It is plenty big enough in length as it fits in a bathroom (small) king size bed and couch before you reach the balcony. The room was spotless and we had a greeting sheet with the firsts days entertainment written on it. We got one of these every day left on our bed after the cleaner (who was very nice and friendly ) cleaned the room every day.
We got the drinks package and we are glad we did. It might seem a be a bit expensive to buy every day/night we easily had between 15 - 20 cocktails between us so it worked out very cheap. they don't go spare the alcohol in them either so it is good value.
All the pools were very clean and had friendly lifeguards. The entertainment was very good but was aimed at an older generation. I respect it as most of the people on the cruise were over the age of 50. This was the only downside. We are in our early 30s and I would think that at least 95% of the people on the cruise were in the 50s or older and from America. While I have nothing against Americans it does get overbearing after a while.
I would still give this cruise a 9/10 and the only negative I would give it is the older generation that was on it and the fact most of them were American ( which we found annoying) I will defiantly recommend that people go on the cruise but I might suggest going to the mediterian instead