Great itinerary from Venice to Rome, with two sea days which we also enjoy. First port was Rijeka, Croatia, it was a Sunday and nothing was open. Not an overly interesting place but then we didn't explore very far. Dubrovnik and Kotor were both a delight to visit but very busy. Our last stop was Naples and we made our way by taxi to Pompeii, which is the most wonderful, fascinating place but much bigger than we thought, so didn't have time to see everything.
Embarkation was not good, as very long queues but I think we arrived at the peak time.
The quality of the food in the MDR has dropped unfortunately but the waiters are always happy to bring different dishes for you. The Lido buffet restaurant is still very good.
It is better to spend a bit more than get an unobstructed ocean view because the view from our cabin was of a lifeboat and practically nothing else! This is a waste of money in my opinion and very disappointing. I feel it should be made clearer during the booking process. It is not just the lack of any kind of view, it is also the intermittent noise from the crew working on the lifeboats at all hours during the day plus walking past and right up against the windows. The first few days we were woken before 8 in the mornings, once at 6.45! This was reported at the Pursars desk and they did follow up with us but still not good enough.
Cabin was comfortable (apart from the dreaded shower curtain!) and our cabin steward, Paul, was brilliant,