Chose this cruise so that I would miss the February UK weather. The ports of call were few and varied, however the european stops were very short and I felt were more for the benefit of the ship (eg bunkering) than for the passengers.
The food was okay (safe/boring) but the main dining room tried to mix buffet service with (if you were lucky) a menu service. The staff work hard but appear to be too few - there were many times that I was offered ground pepper or sauces when I'd practically finished my meal, and cheese would arrive long before the biscuits to put it on.
The public rooms/bars are more like corridors and none of the seating is very comfortable. The entertainment was good, especially some of the guest entertainers, however the lack of a stage meant that you could not see the feet of the tap dancer.
Was just as described...no surprises, no problems
Took the dhow cruise and saw dolphins - great!!
no time to do much independantly, and it was Sunday so everything closed.
plenty to look at and shuttle bus available
A great place, not enough time here.
31/2 hr trip booked 21/2 hr trip given. 50% refund - thanks Fred but would have preferred to see/do more.