It was my first cruise ever. I joined (as a single female) two relatives for whom it was a life time event. Destination was Norway which - despite hesitations - convinced me to pay the exorbitant price for a single cabin.
I usually travel on my own and in the past I have always connected to my fellow tour members - male or female.
Not so on this cruise - the advertisements for this cruise show attractive, middle aged people smiling and having a good time - none such person was in sight on this cruise.
For a single occupant like myself it was great. It felt spacious with plenty of room to put items. The ship being relatively new the interior was fresh and undamaged. The colour scheme pleasant. Plenty of fluffy white towels in the bathroom. Loved it.
Kiel was very good for me and my relatives because we arrived by car and the service from carport to ship mooring was seamless.