we chose this cruise in order to familiarize ourselves with this ship as we have booked next cruise from NZ on the 30th of December
Embarkation went smooth taken only 15 minutes to be on board.
Cabin was very comfortable.
Traditional dining at the Botticelli restaurant was good however for access you have to go to deck 7 walk towards the back of the ship then down to deck 6. or walk on deck 7 towards the back and take the lift to deck 6.
Entertainment at the theater was good but not large enough for the number of passengers. you have to go about 30 minutes earlier to got a seat.
However The Piazza area is a mess. You cannot find a seat at the International cafe as people go there early in the morning and stay there practically all day reading books or talking with other passengers . Also entertainment should be taken to other areas of the ship to avoid congestion in the Piazza
Excellent cabin even though classified as obstructed views we were distant from the tender and had unobstructed view from our window