Second time for us on Iona after sailing last yer in November. Checking in and waiting to board was slow and the wait was the slowest of all cruises taken during the last 18 months.
Once on board we found that the state rooms would not be ready until 1pm. So had a wait of about an hour, fine really.
As we knew our way around the ship we had no issues finding somewhere to sit and have a tea/coffee, but noticed immediately how disinterested many of the crew were. Worrying signs for us.
One benefit is that the bed is closer to the balcony so you have room to get to the wardrobes and long mirror.
Other than that the room was very noisy when at see, as the balcony window wall and construction make noises at the time which is annoying and woke us up. Four nights of virtually no sleep. This is an issue with many state rooms. If you use this room you can see where they tried to fix the problem between the balcony and reveal, there are black lines where something was inserted.
Fine for us but the real place to go is down south with Adege and other areas.
Rained all the time so could not really do as much as planned.