We booked the round Britain cruise on the MP because they had a local departure and I liked the look of the small scale of the ship. A friend had sailed on it numerous times and spoke very highly of it too. When we arrived at the departure, the cases were whisked away from the car and through the scanners in the blink of an eye and by the time we had checked in and gone through security, were already outside our cabin. Every member of staff we encountered was welcoming and polite and helpful. They give you two cards at the end to nominate members of the crew - it isn't enough. The cabin steward, the bar staff, the restaurant staff - we could have nominated at least half a dozen. A big issue for me is the food, because I'm a fussy eater and I had no problem at all finding something to eat at each meal. Two evenings, I struggled a bit with the menu in the MDR, so we went to the buffet instead where they had similar offerings but a couple of extras too. I did also see at the bottom of the menu in the MDR that there were several options you could request. We had opted for a table of ten and it worked out really well, though we mostly ate breakfast and lunch in the buffet. We were upgraded to an outside cabin on Pacific deck aft and that was a great location for the buffet and Scotts Bar - which we preferred as it was smaller and not a walk through area. We had looked at the drinks packages and booked the VIP one which was excellent value for money. Bottle of wine on the table in the MDR and my husband tried all the whiskies on offer and the brandy and I had various cocktails and lots of hot chocolate! On the sea days I went to some craft classes and my husband to talks. We didn't take any excursions, but chose to do our own thing in all the ports. When it was time to get off our cases were taken the night before and waiting for us when we disembarked by deck. If we had wanted to get off at our own pace, we simply would have needed to take our own cases. So overall did we enjoy it? Yes it was amazing and excellent value for money. Would we travel again? Yes, we have already booked for Iceland next year. Last but not least, should you take any notice of the poor reviews on here? No, I don't know what they were expecting, but then I guess some people can and will find fault in anything.