July 2014 - Volendam to Alaska - Inside Passage
This was our first cruise. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever experienced. We disconnected and let the world float by - wonderful! I am told we were lucky with the weather given that we had about half an hour of drizzle and nothing more. Our suite was 7002 which is very generous in size. On the plus side you only have another verandah on one side of you and the verandah is large. On the minus there is a staff service door in the hallway outside which occasionally has a fair amount of traffic going in and out which you can hear. Overall the food was good - fresh and well prepared, but it was nothing exceptional. I would say top level of average. The dining rooms and buffet all suffered from too few staff so that service was below the standard you would expect. In term of the ship itself, it seemed to glide along but the décor is starting to show its age.