I was a little concerned booking this cruise having read some of the reviews but concerns absolutely unfounded. We had the most brilliant time. The cabins we had were perfectly fine with plenty of storage space, and a decent size bathroom. We only ate breakfast in the Lido buffet restaurant which was great with so many options and the advantage of being able to sit outside. Dinner we always used the Meridien restaurant which was fabulous. Brilliant service and amazing food. We were on the cruise for 2 weeks and never had the same choices. I do not understand why anyone would feel the need to pay for any of their three "fine dining" restaurants. We could not fault the entertainment - except perhaps the guitarist, Michael Brew, in Hemmingways - but perhaps that is a matter of taste. StrumJam were sensational, as were New Dimensions Trio and the entertainment team were just fabulous - the most amazing bunch of young and talented singers and dancers - they were brilliant. And Capt. Alex Downes was fantastic - he had the most amazing sense of humour. Would highly recommend. We did not do any of the Marella excursions so cannot comment on those but certainly the destinations visited and information available was perfect.