We chose this cruise because it was my brother in laws 60th birthday and 9 of us booked to go. I was feeling rather worried after reading quite a few bad reviews after I had booked the trip and we even thought of cancelling. In fact we actually went to cancel and then changed our mind on the day. So glad we didn't cancel.
The cruise was great. I had seen quite a few bad reviews, mainly about the food and the staff but also petty ones about the size of the TV in the room, the ship being run down etc etc which I just ignore anyway. Yes the ship is going in for a refit but it still looked really good. I noticed some reviewers whinged about the size of the TV but for goodness sake they need to get a life. If you really do want a big TV in your room then I suggest you pay three times the price and go 5 star on another ship as this won't work for you.
I could not believe the speed in which we got on to the ship. I was anticipating a couple of hours but from start to finish it was only about 30 minutes or so. Smooth as!. Getting off was a lot slower but the Queen Mary had also docked and there were over 10,000 of us trying to get off the two ships. So the delay was due to congestion through immigration which is not the ships fault but whoever is responsible to allowing two large ships to disembark at the same time.
The cabin was clean at all times. The steward Nyoman was friendly and gave us good service. Took a few minutes to chat when he could and was always obliging. The room was tidied again in the evening while we were at dinner and the bed turned down each night. Overall the cabin was bigger than I had imagined and well laid out with kettle, coffee and tea available in the room. The TV was not huge but hey you are on holidays and it was more than adequate to catch up with the news.
Large balcony with two chairs and a table. We didn't actually sit out there but we did stand by the rails most evenings and just enjoy the warm breeze.
The king size bed was super comfy, pillows great and plenty of them and enough wardrobe space. We took spare wire dry cleaners type hangers (as always) as we like to hang up what we can and not stuff the drawers to the max.