I booked a cabin facing forwards at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to give me the best possible view of the canal. The cabin was quite spacious with plenty of storage space, and perfectly adequate for my needs.
Considering the number of passengers embarkation went quite smoothly.
I used all the dining areas with the exception of the speciality ones. The self service garden cafe was well stocked with a good choice of food at all meal times.
Being a solo cruiser the cabin was quite suitable for my needs. I booked a forward cabin at the front of the ship underneath the captain's bridge to get the full experience of the transit of the canal.
What a waste of my money, with no hint of an apology or compensation.