The dinning room service was spotty. I think they got a lot of new people for this sailing. Improperly served courses, missing courses. But there was also impecably trained staff too in the dining room. Other than the dining room, the service was great. We only made two stops on this cruise so our touring was limited. We took the free offerings. Nothing special. And the weather didn't help in the Azores. The cabin and bathroom were well laid out with plenty of electrical charging points for all our electronics. No adapters needed. Plenty of storage. Great lighting. The ship feels uncrowded. No lines for anything, except maybe ice cream. The free do-it-yourself laundry was great. However, the people using it were just plain rude, leaving their items in the machines after the cycle was finished. It was a mess. I suggest that anything left in the washer should automatically be put in the dryer and run. This way they don't show up 2 minutes before you need a dryer and then put their stuff in, delaying you from drying your clothes by a whole dry cycle.
Loved the bathroom storage and layout. Room could not have been better, except by being bigger, though it was plenty big. We were near the rear steps and loved that. Very convenient. Most activities on the 2nd and 7th floor, so the 5th floor room was a good compromise. No noise from adjacent rooms, no noise from the elevators.
City tour is ok, you get an overview.View All 88 City Tour Reviews
Only color we saw was white, as in a white-out. Whole tour in a cloud with rain. Saw nothing. Glad we didn't pay.View All undefined undefined Reviews
Went to an Irish Pub for lunch, across from the docked ship. It was great. We took a long walk to the other side of the island and on the way back, a couple stopped and asked if we wanted a ride back to Hamilton. Friendly people.