We choose this cruise because we had not been to China before. We were keen to do another Ocean Cruise after doing a Viking River Cruise the year before. The embarkation process was very smooth and we were on the ship in no time. These ships are really beautiful - very spacious and hard to believe there was about 800 people on board. There are so many places to go to it is easy to get lost in the first few days. We found the food on board to be of a very high standard. Sometimes when we read other reviews we find it hard to believe we were on the same ship! There were so many different places to eat and you could have any thing that you wanted, especially in the World Café. The BBQ meals on the pool deck were very good with different themes on sea days. Breakfasts always good and lots of variety for both lunch and dinner. We enjoyed both Manfredis and The Chef's Table - they were great places to eat. The crew were all amazing! It wasn't long before they knew our names and they were so efficient in their roles. We had a lot of fun with some of the bar staff especially Gary 1 and Gary 2 at the Atrium bar. Nothing was too much trouble for the crew.
We went to a few of the entertainment evenings and we enjoyed them very much.
Service everywhere was excellent.
Our cabin was lovely with lots of room. We couldn't fault it. The service by the Attendants was meticulous every day. A special shout out to Fernando for his special care of our cabin.
We had a very inexperienced guide and the itinerary was not the best - too much free time in the very hot sun - some mix up with the busses which caused delays
Excellent guide but it seemed like a very long way to go for a reasonably short time - we went to the Old Town in Tianjin