Have sailed on Cunard, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Holland America. This was our 4th Seabourn cruise. We like the beauty of the ships, the great food and service.
This was a port intensive cruise and gave us, we think, a good tasting of Ireland, as well as stops in the Scilly Isles, The Isles of Mull and Iona in Scotand, and Holyhead, Wales. We took only 3 excursions - one to Tresco and it's gardens in the Isles of Scilly led by a very good birder/naturalist, one across Mull to Iona, and one around the tiny island of Staffa.
Could have skipped the Staffa excursion - we went out on zodiacs, were not able to land on the island and just about everything we saw (save a multitude of puffins - wonderful) we could see from the ship. The time the ship spent waiting at Staffa so we could do that excursion took a good 2 hours away from our time in Obermory and Iona, where I would have loved to have had more time.
The cabins on every Seabourn ship I have been on are lovely. Lots of storage, great bathroom and unobtrusive cabin service. We like to be on 5 near the laundrettes :-)
We went on our own by train to Newgrange (fasinating) and arranged to go on a walking tour led by a very knowledgeable and articulate Irishman focusing on "the troubles". These were 2 highlights of our trip.
Dublin did not catch my fancy for some reason. Big cities are not my thing.
The village of Holyhead is rather homely, but there is a great cliff walk out of town to the head itself. A wonderful day.