If you have traveled on other cruise ships, my suggestion is minimize your expectations. Let me explain: The itinerary itself was absolutely amazing and I could not have asked for a better itinerary, even when we had to re-route and miss Marseille, the alternative was event better - Monte Carlo. As far as the ship itself, there was much to be left desired since it was quite old. My cabin stunk like sewage on most port days. Even though I complained, they assured me that it was not the cabin but me being sensitive to smells. I have been on at least 10 cruises and I know when a room stinks! If you are used to traveling on other ships with great entertainment, you will be sorely disappointed. There were nights were I just had to walk out because it was not worth sitting through it. Surprisingly, the food was better than expected, although there was one or two nights when I had to send the food back.