August 12, 2006
I can't say enough good things about the crew and the superior service provided. Without exception crew members were friendly, professional and could not do enough for us. The food was superb.
The only negative is that the ship looked tired and the cabins were in need of updating. When we first entered our cabin we were crestfallen. The past three years we had cruised on rather new Princess ships and the Princess cabins were larger, with more amenities and nicer furnishing. But we soon forgot all about the cabin once we experienced the exceptional service and cuisine.
Also, it was nice being on a smaller ship for a change. We got a chance to meet more people and never had to wait in line for anything. The ship carries about 1600 vs 3000 for the Princess ships we cruised on.