A good, cozy ship, easy to get to know your fellow passengers when there are only about a 1000 on board, easy to navigate and everything is clustered on specific floors. Would seriously consider this ship on a major ocean voyage (it goes across both the Atlantic and the Pacific) with long days at sea. Large, comfortable public areas and very good food.
This ship is smaller and older than any others we have been on. It was easy to negotiate. The food was above average. The shows were not much except for a truly amazing magic show, (Matthew Dowden). Our balcony room was very nice. The destinations were, for the most part, wonderful.
The 7th floor is closed off in the center of the ship. You have to go the forward or aft stairs/elevators to access each half. The laundry facilities are older, but very handy especially after a week's tour prior to the cruise.
If you need to get to the front desk and you are in the aft of the ship you have to go to the eighth floor and go down to the seventh floor. Every can you get in Alito is the same as if you get it in the dining room so is it worth to go in the dining room I don't think so. Also they do have washers
I would suggest taking the anytime seating. The main dining room opens for dinner at 5:15PM, and it gets crowded. If you don't have a reservation you may have to wait awhile. Or, if you wish a later seating make your reservations for the time you want for every night of your cruise right away.
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