Our cruise took us, back-to-back, from Buenos Aires to Santiago and then on to Los Angeles. We visited lot of amazing places. About half of the passengers did the entire 30 days. From Buenos Aires to Santiago, all public announcements were made in both English and Spanish resulting in the longest muster drill in the history of cruising. Yes, we carried our life jackets.
First of all, without exception the crew was amazing. They worked so hard to make the passengers happy and seemed to enjoy themselves.
The ship itself is well maintained. On sea days it was VERY crowded. The Horizon Court was crazy crowded -- sometimes it was impossible to get to the food or find a table. In the piazza, tables and chairs were often brought out of the dining room to provide some extra seating and still it was crowded. There were chair hogs everywhere, not just the pool deck. At least we could retreat to our cabin.