This was the infamous cruise which left 1200 passengers (including me and my wife) stranded in Monte Carlo. We even made the papers.
Don't believe the stories about the weather getting worse and the passenger couldn't be tendered back to the ship. The weather was just a light breeze and the transfer of passengers should have been perfectly OK. The problem was that their was an excess of large boats in the area due to the annual boat show. They caused the wake which made conditions in return back to the ship difficult for the able bodied and impossible for most of the elderly passengers.
Communications were poor. After up to a 7 hour wait, the local police and on shore crew members guided us all to spend the night in Monte Carlo's basketball stadium. Sleeping on top of a cardboard box (after evicting the dead cockroaches) on the floor of the stadium was memorable.
Enough room. Plenty of places from the clothes. Bathroom OK.
The cabin steward was brilliant.
Went on a top trip to Seville
See how the other half live. I recomend the basketball stadium.
In the limited time in port we only managed a quick visit into town
Marseille old harbour was a fabulous day out.