I picked this cruise for the ports of call - I have no loyalty to any one cruise line. Ports, Price, and then Ship are how I decided on any cruise. After reading some of the reviews, I was concerned about the wear and tear of the facilities and thought the food would be awful. While the ship is old and the room is beyond old, the room was clean, the common areas were also clean, and many public areas have been refreshed. The food was mostly decent,
The positive - overall (except for my time in the dining room), the staff were all friendly and seemed like they cared about you having a good time. They were always helpful and every interaction was nice. I was impressed with this overall.
I thought the entertainment did an amazing job, and they are very lucky to have Sue (the cruise director) and her entertainment teams. I enjoyed the shows on the main stage and thought the singers, dancers, and acrobats did a phenomenal job, much better than my last Princess and Royal Caribbean cruises. Also, the live music was very good, and they had 3 to 5 acts a night. I wish they would have had more late-night acts, but this was a port-heavy cruise, and it was not busy at night as we were tired.