- Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We loved that it was a smaller ship, as this was our first cruise. The staff to passenger ratio was very high and they were so friendly and courteous to everyone. Their joy just being their doing their jobs was contagious. The food was outstanding; the only problem is trying not to overindulge. This cruise seems to be geared more toward adults, as we didn't see any area designed just for children. One suggestion is that there could be more activities initiated by the crew toward interactions between passengers--maybe a game night or a trivia contest in the evening? One thing that disappointed us was that the weather impacted a couple of the planned excursions--we had been looking forward to visiting the church and listening to their choir and to hiking up the hill to see the 360 degree view. The crew, of course, had our safety in mind at all times. Since we were newbies and it IS the South Pacific, we didn't think that weather could interrupt the scheduled activities :( The deep water snorkeling was a new and fun experience that wasn't difficult at all. Overall, this first cruise was a great experience for us and we would recommend it.