Thanks for your insightful review. I just booked the same itinerary leaving April 1, 2017. (I sailed on the very first transatlantic cruise of this vessel, when it was the Club Med 2). Last year I did the transatlantic from Sint Maarten to Lisbon on the Tere Moana (since sold) of Paul Gauguin Cruises and we had only 16 guests. (I understand their crossing this year had quite rough seas).‚