Overall, my wife and I thought that this cruise was excellent, except for the customer service staff and the declining buffet. We enjoyed ourselves immensely, and took advantage of everything that the staff had to offer. The food in the MDR is still the best that we have encountered on any cruise ship, and the activities, entertainment, and ports-of-call were all acceptable.
4 out of 5
The embarkation process was fine, with half of the embarking passengers in the highest tier and boarding first. This took a long time for those that weren't "elite".
3 out of 5
The production shows were good, but there were only four production shows on a seventeen day cruise. The other shows filled the remaining schedule with singers, musicians and a shadow hand puppet performer that was terrible.
Cabin / Stateroom
4 out of 5
Typical cabin for size and shape, and smaller than my bedroom at home. We normally reserve a balcony cabin, but on this ship we like to be on deck five because this deck has the International Café, Vines and the MDR that we frequent, just a number of steps away.
Watch for "happy hour" at certain bars where you buy one drink and get another for one dollar. If you want to meet people, always choose "shared" tables when asked, during open seating at breakfast and lunch.
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