We are a couple in our early 60's who travel frequently. We have also cruised previously the last being a transatlantic in a Penthouse Suite on the Oceania Regatta. This cruise had as its main purpose the visiting of ports rather than the boat itself. We had booked a VA cabin but shortly prior to embarking were offered an upgrade to a Superior Veranda at a substantial discount which we accepted.
We arrived at the port at about 11.15 am and processing commenced very shortly after that. We were on board by 11.45 am. Lunch at the lido and cabins were available at 1.30 pm. The process all went smoothly.
The cabin was excellent and nearly as large as on the Regatta. In fact the bathroom was larger. The cabin staff were excellent, in fact all staff were excellent. We did not really miss having a butler.