We chose this cruise because of the itinerary. Great ports. However, there were over 600 children on this cruise. They took over many of the public areas especially the pools. The older children (teenagers) were allowed in the adult only area pool and they took over much of that space. It was very difficult to relax. Felt like we were on a Disney cruise! Very disappointing! Food and entertainment were excellent. Ship is lovely and the fitness center is the best we have seen so far. There was not a lot of entertainment around the ship. Many of the areas were only for the premium clients. Casino was excellent. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. At a few ports we needed to take a shuttle to get off the pier and there was a charge for that. $5 euros at one and $10 euros at the other. Shuttle should be included.