First of all, this new ship is amazing, the decor is sophisticated. I love the plants added to the upper sun deck area. This is my fifth ACL cruise. You won't find a friendlier group of passengers and crew. If you haven't taken the small ship experience you are missing out. You meet people from all over the US. The rooms are spacious with a full size bathroom. The food had been great. I am impressed with these small towns and their history. I really appreciate the way areas like Davenport have been able to revitalize their old buildings into new businesses and living spaces. It is like you get to experience the best of America and what has made her great. The management is personal making sure you are being well taken care of. The ship provides plenty of entertainment and activities. The travel and excursions are carefree. Big busses follow us on the trip to pride road transportation to the gems in each region. We got to learn about an amazing place called the Convivium in Dubuque.Urban gardening - look it up. ACL provides the best travel, education, relaxation experience you can find. There is so much to discover here in the US. ACL helps to make that possible through a fantastic cruise experience. Highly recommend!!