This expedition cruise appealed to us as it was informal, the pricing was clear and the ship visited a wide range of locations, many never visited by other cruises. In addition there was the option to be as active and adventurous as you liked; kayaking, zodiac cruises, science activities, art and crafts, hiking and just being a tourist were all on offer.
Three very good meals a day with included wine and beer at lunch and dinner meant no one went hungry. There were set meal times in 3 restaurants and when full guests would need to book a table but we didn't need to do this. There was plenty of variety, although cod and salmon became repetitive. Plenty of meat and non-meat options too. Some dishes were 'odd' to our taste.
Many included excursions were available, plus additional optional ones which were poor value and expensive. The hikes at every destination were an additional charge but as we didn't do any of these we can't comment on them.
was very good. Great unobstructed views from the large porthole. There was a TV, kettle, tea and coffee making equipment, safe, hairdryer, long shoe horn and plenty of shelves, cupboards and hanging space.
The 2 single beds were comfortable and the pillows super soft.
My only comment would be that as we experienced 5 days with no darkness (5he Midnight Sun) then a blackout blind would be a useful addition.