This was the friendliest cruise ship, we have been on. The crew were helpful and happy to serve.
Stateroom was comfortable and larger than those on the newer ships. Good selection of tv programmes and movies available. The only problem we had was with the air conditioning was not strong enough to cool the room enough during the night.
The main dining room was good especially in the anytime dining restaurant, food was well presented and there were plenty of menu choices available including regional specialities to suit everyone. The lido was a little bit of a let down, due mainly to the way it was arranged for service. Breakfast was the worst as I had to wait at two different counters to be served my bacon and eggs as the english bacon and sausage were not available on the same counter as the fried eggs or the omelette counter. The dive in was excellent as the burgers are cooked to order with fries etc.... The salad bar was also good with a lot of choice.
The stateroom as larger than I have seen on other ships, with a good sized 3 seater sofa and a lot of wardrobe space. The stateroom stewards were fantastic, very helpful and friendly.
The tv had good choice of movies and programmes.
Used tour with locals to provide a tour of Busan.
The tour guide had very good English and was open to speaking about life Korea as well as knowledgable about Busan. Lunch provided was a Korean bbq which you had to cook yourself and was very tasty.
Used triple lights to find a local English speaking guide, Noriko who organised the transport for the day.
Naha is the port for Okinawa which has a lot of history much related to WWII. We visited the peace memorial museum the Japanese naval underground headquarters and Hack Saw ridge. This part of the tour was enlightening and very poignant. Although sad I am glad I took the tour. To lighten the rest of the day we visited Okinawa World and Shuri castle.