From arriving at the port up and until disembarkation, it was an amazing experience! The buffet meals were always freshly and well-prepared and readily available. The restaurant staff were professional and friendly and our waiter could explain every dish on the menu. He kept us informed about speciality drinks and attended to our table's every whim without flinching. The coffee bar was the place where we could sit back and relax after dinner with the "piano man" providing live music in the background. The variety of coffee drinks was incredible and served to international standards.
My sons (22 and 15) had trouble choosing between onboard activities and were planning every day carefully not to miss out on anything. The novelty hunt, Miss Sinfonia and the karaoke were top on their list. The shore excursions were well-organized and we definitely got our money's worth.
Our onboard shopping experience was to die for. Shop attendants had knowledge of the products they were selling and made us aware of specials running on certain items. Prices were clearly indicated on products and shelves.