The pre-cruise safari in Shamwari Game Reserve was excellent: game drives, lodging and meals.
RSSC staff were also excellent both in Stateroom service and in the dining rooms. Tours varied by both who you had as a guide and where you were. Both South Africa and Namibia were very good to excellent. All of the other tours in Western Africa varied from terrible to good. On one tour the AC did not work on the bus for the entire 7 hours with temperatures in the bus probably over 100 degrees.
Tours in the Caribbean varied by island, though it seemed that those on the islands that were still part of France were better: Guides and buses.
Entertainment again was varied: Loved the NCL shows and most of the solo entertainers. Sometimes we did not make it to the shows because of the schedule on that given day.
The lecturer on the social and economic conditions of west African countries was excellent. The marine life lecturer was good. The rest were poor.