Author: William Mcgilvery
We chose this ship because it was small and it sounded luxurious. I was traveling with my partner and my 91 year old father, who uses a wheelchair, but can walk short distances. First the pluses: it was very easy and quick to board; the ship has attractive decor and plenty of lounges and seating; it has excellent gym and steam room; the food and table service were good; the lifts were fast and usually available. Now the minuses: the ship feels quite cramped, especially the stairwells; although we booked as a party of 3 in a shared cabin, the upgraded cabin we were given was only made up for two people and when the bed settee was pulled out it wasn't possible for people in the other two beds to get to the bathroom ( we were moved to a larger cabin, after some delay; we were were on a table for 9 people at dinner, (meant for 8) which was very cramped; the ship is not very accessible for disabled people, there are lots of little steps as one moves through the ship and getting back in from the promenade decks was virtually impossible with a short wooden ramp and an additional small step at the top, holding the door open and lifting the wheelchair at both the bottom and top of the ramp required both strength and the abilities of a contortionist; leaving the ship was also difficult, although as we did not request assistance, because of the additional delay, it was partly our own decision. I would use the ship again if the price was right, but would not pay a premium price for the 'privilege'