We decided on the itinerary, Eastern sunrise,as india was a place we'd not visited, and, knowing the ship had formarly been one of Royal Caribbean, we figured it would be familiar. usually the buffet would be at the aft end of a ship, but on discovery it was at the forward part. They had a good variety of dishes which would suit most people.
We learned that the previous itinerary had experienced several ports being aborted dur to engine troubles. and our departure was some hours later than expected.We were told that the calls at mumbai and Mangalore would not take place because the ship needed to be in Cochin by a certain date, in order to get the problem sorted completely. The ship seemed to make better speed than expected; later the captain announced that things had improved and we would be able to stop at Mangalore after all.
for the first time we had opted for an inside cabin, because there was such a huge difference in the prices of inside and outside, since we didn't intend staying in the cabin all the time. I think that when we'd passed inside cabins that had the door open, they didn't look too bad; but it slipped my mind that with no window, the room was almost pitch black,so the lights needed to be on at all times,unless we were sleeping.
Not a lot of room for two people, and lighting was rather dim,especially round the dressing mirror.