The itinerary for this cruise was exceptional. We visited 10 countries, 16 ports of call, and too many UNESCO World Heritage sites to count. The list of highlights alone would take up all the room allowed for this review. One exceptional point was that each port of call had an included excursion that was part of your fare. There were also extra excursions available for a surcharge. Those were generally much better for immersion in the local culture.
The ship was elegant and stylish. It felt very comfortable. The crew were unfailingly friendly and efficient. The cabin stewards were so nice, they became friends.
There were many days at sea on this cruise. The shipboard activities were top-notch. Guest lectures were very useful for understanding the culture of the upcoming ports of call.
The cabin was about 250 square feet. However, it was well organized with adequate storage, even with our growing pile of souvenirs. The cabin stewards and helper keep the room spotless, and we're very unobtrusive. But if you paged room service, they would respond in minutes. They were great.