I took a back to back on this ship and I'm so glad I did. I had a wonderful trip on both legs of ir. I think one of the highlights was the crew onboard. Everyone who worked there was incredibly friendly and always willing to do whatever it takes to make you happy. The food was great, and the chefs made special sugar free desserts for me. My room was bright and cheerful with a balcony perfect for reading and watching the lovely scenery. The excursions and entertainment were also wonderful. The lectures were always interesting. The second week there was a culinary theme, so there was a sommelier on the ship. That was a plus for me because I loved his talks on wine. This cruise line is definitely 5 star and one I plan to take again. I'm looking forward to more cruises with American cruise lines.