August 2014 - Noordam to Europe - Western Mediterranean
We have sailed on many ships and cruiselines and found this ship to be an nice, average ship.
The food is good. The selections in the dining room are not a diverse as we seen on other ships. Usually I want to order 2 or 3 of the entrees. On this ship I was trying to find 1 thing I wanted a few nights of the 12 night cruise. The service is good. The staterooms are clean and our room attendant staff was excellent.
They let kids swim in all the pools. On most ships the kids are not allowed in one of the pools that are reserved for adults. Here while we were trying to relax in the "Serenity" pool kids were screaming, jumping and splashing without adult supervision. We could not find a spot by the pool to just relax.
They also charge a $18 per bottle uncorking fee for every bottle of wine you bring on. This is excessive in my opinion.