It started to go wrong on the second evening at dinner. Three people on my table had the lamb which came with shards of bone in each mouthful. The Maitre D was not bothered. The cruise became steadily worse. We were never offered coffee after dinner. In Lisbon the whole of my coach asked for the tour to be ended early by taking us back to the ship. In the buffet "Waldorf salad" had the walnuts, grapes and celery replaced by bits of chicken. Inedible.
In the common parts there was wailing "music" all the time. It was impossible to get away from it. It was like being on the set of The Ipcress File.
What is the point of a new vessel being launched to fanfares if the standards on the existing fleet are allowed to fall so far?