Late deal for eight fuelled debate, with persistent strong smell of diesel (lower, rear cabin) being contentious issue for one couple who had paid extra for outside upgrade. (First time cruisers, who may have been permanently put off, regrettably.) Other 3 cabins (higher, forward) were fine for short trip: air-con, hot and powerful shower, comfy (though fixed twin) beds, adequate storage and good lighting, plus option of breakfast in bed. Embarkation effortless. Tasty buffet lunch. Blessed with sunshine as we set sail from Tilbury (for Antwerp and Amsterdam). Sun deck with loungers, 3 very hot tubs, and waiter service for drinks, was pleasant place to enjoy sun set. (No water in pool for entire trip.) Restaurant elegant. Ample choice and good quality of food. Unimposing, efficient service. House wine needs to be improved though. Photographers were intrusive at mealtimes. Dress code was unclear and haphazard. There was no official formal night, which was contrary to our expectations and therefore disappointing. Theatre was overcrowded. Entertainment appealed to the majority. Ports were fabulous. Both easily accessible from docks. Over too soon. Disembarkation ok. Would do it again without a doubt.