September 2013 - Zaandam to Panama Canal, Central America
We really enjoyed the entire cruise experience - stateroom was comfortable with good storage, food was good, service was good, some of the entertainment was really good. We met lots of really nice fellow passengers - especially in the dining room with Open Seating dining. We LOVED Open Seating Dining - it allowed us to meet different people and we never felt rushed to be in the dining room at a specific time.
The staff did a great job handling luggage at embarkation and debarkation.
We were surprised that room service was available on debarkation morning - we ordered full breakfasts; poached eggs, an omelet, fresh fruit etc. and actually received it at the time we specified. We have never seen a cruise line offer that on the last morning. Nice touch.
When we booked our trip we were thinking 18 nights might be too long for a cruise, but by the end we didn't want to get off the ship. We were spoiled.