I was a bit uncertain about this ship. It is a smaller older ship. This was also our first time taking a European cruise. Let me tell you how fantastic this cruise was. The ship is well maintained and very comfortable. The service was outstanding. The food in the main dining room as well as the Windjammer buffet was plentiful and delicious. The entertainment was top notch. There is actually a different production every night. We played games and had an absolute blast. We adored the cruise director. (heymeyoftheseas) All of the port stops were wonderful. Greece, Montenegro and Italy. How could those be anything but great? All in all a wonderful trip. We traveled with son , daughter in law and grandkids. They both enjoyed the children's camp. Both kids actually asked to go to the children's place each night after dinner. We will definitely be cruising again soon.