The reports on the early 2012 Adriatic Pearl cruises were pretty negative. I am happy to report we just completed taking 22 family members and friends on their 1 week trip out of Dubrovnik and we were impressed. They have completely revamped their menu and service. The food was plentiful, varied and tasty. Everything seemed to be made from fresh, locally acquired produce, meats and fish. Coffee was brewed, not instant. No one went hungry. Rooms are spacious(bigger than most cruise ships), staff were delightful, ports visited were interesting, local tours provided were excellent. If you want a relaxing vacation sailing through the Adriatic islands I suggest you consider this one.