I took my 2 teenage girls on this ship albiet in April 2008 and the cruise was in the Mediterranean Sea out of Genova in Italy. Only 7 days but I could not fault it. Very surprised with the comments as I finally came on to write a good review.
The food and selection was to die for, breakfast lunch and dinner the staff could all speak English. Room service was so fast it was scary. If you left your room for breakfast it was serviced to such a high level even my daughters underwear which I refused to pick up was folded neatly.
Even others on the ship who are travelled a bit more than me said this is as good as it gets and anything elae will be disappointing. The entertainment was non-stop, pool games, concerts, cooking demos, childrens clubs (supervised) Quiz nights etc. All this from the time I boarded til we got off. One of my daughters even cried because she wanted to stay on (aged 18)LOL
My verdict 10 star and everyone on board was feeling the same I think. It was a great happy atmosphere.
Sad to see has gone downhill. All I can say is cruise the Mediterranean Sea, the staff are better LOL
Off on A P & O cruise in the Pacific for 9 days on the Pacific Dawn or Princess I think. Fingers crossed now.