Excellent cruise for 3 weeks across Mediterranean. Wonderful service, easy embarkation and disembarkation. Everything ran smoothly. The service in the dining area and the sky lounge was excellent. The ship was clean, the food was good and there were a variety of types of food from which to select. The excursions we chose were well guided for the most part. The only two negative comments pertain to the maitre 'd's control of the dining room and the entertainment.
The dining room is set to open for late service at 8;00 p.m. Most people waited. However, there were some who just wandered in and took their places up to 15 minutes before opening and there was no one at the maitre 'd desk to stop them. Another annoyance were those diners who felt that an 8:00 p.m.; seating meant 8:30 or even as late as 9:00. This puts an extra burden on the servers and the kitchen, and keeps them far later into the night than proper. After all, by 6:00 a.m. they are all at work again. Furthermore, casual dress should not include overly tight clothing or short shorts on women, or tee shirts, shorts, flip flops and sandals on men. This isn't Carnival Cruises.
The entertainment was thin and weak. Most of the time the Wheelhouse Bar, formerly my favorite place to sit and enjoy music, ran music videos on a large screen. The talent offered was sketchy or just plain bad. There were few shows, most of them repeats for us from prior cruises.
The room steward performed his duty but did nothing to go beyond the expected service.
It's not his fault, but we never do seem to get the bathrobes we request when completing the pre-board online forms.
We arrived early in order to visit Rome on our own.
Took the excursion along the Amalfi Coast, then went into Salerno in the afternoon on our own for pizza. It was wonderful that the shuttle buses had wi-fi.
We visited Kotor twice, and took full advantage of it on our own. No excursion was required. On the first stop we visited the old walled Venetian city, on the second we walked out to the town of Dobrota enjoying the astounding scenery.