Having been new and previously resistant to cruising, the entire cruise was fantastic. The ship is beautiful, entertainment programme varied and excellent, housekeeping attentive, but the restaurant waiting staff in gallery 47 and 47 put the icing on the cake. They have, and are allowed to show, their personalities within their jobs -some fabulous characters. The cruise organisation from start to finish was amazing, easy to get off at stops (all of which were great). We booked mostly our own trips but did the organised train trip at Flam, which went very smoothly. A very special moment was sail away from Geiranger with the brilliant Braximusic singing on the deck - actually very emotional. I was travelling with my parents so we are aged 50-78 and this review is our combined experience. If cruising again, Marella will be our choice. Interestingly, the senior leadership team were regularly seen and happy to engage with passengers too.