This ship is a good size for just cruising - sitting in the Spinnaker lounge and watching the world go buy. This ship is much easier to get around on and has everything you need. I really like the new set-up for the Garden Café. This ship is nice and traveled well even when we hit the 20+ foot waves in the North Atlantic. It was easy when we had to tender in Lerwick and the other ports handled it well. It is also nice to go to the large theater - really feels like you are at a show. The entertainment was fine - there was not top liners but well rounded choice. The library and game rooms are small - on these kind of cruises it is too bad that so much of the ship is dedicated to the casino. We really enjoyed Cagney's and Moderno restaurants. They are always excellent.
The cabin was just fine - it would be nice if they could squeeze just a bit more room in them - especially for a long (13-16) day cruise. We did have problems with our balcony door with a bad seal - on those nights when the wind was a whistling - so was the door. Finally we did get maintenance up there and they fixed it how---- with the silver tool box - duct tape. It did really help so I do hope that they put this on their mainteance list and fix it.
This is a post that has not been ruined by the ships coming in- it is still the sweet sincere village that it has always been. We had an excellent tour guide and driver. So much so I came home ans watched Shetland TV show again.
Unless you study history you really don't have any idea how important this port has been in history, and for how long. One thing, the cafe right across from the dock the The Drowning Man (it is something like this - in the old village) is one of the best places we ate throughout our month long journey through Europe.