Although I ate in Moderno, Cagney's and Le Bistro, I haven't tried La Cucina because I adore Italian food and I know how easy it is to screw it up. It's hard to broil a steak wrong. Otherwise, my experience on my Canal trip mirrors yours. Unfortunately (or otherwise) the audio system in the Stardust worked perfectly on my cruise accenting EVERY bad singer and comedian. Please check out my videos and see if your impressions of the ship, the food and SHOREXs are anything like yours.
Review by mendilaw
In response to review, MrChocoholic says ...
I have transited the Panama Canal from one side to the other three times. I still am excited going through it. I will do the full transit again next year.