Myself and friends Heidi and Debbie boarded the ship around 12ish on 4th May, just in time for lunch. The security checks were quick and stress free so we had plenty of time to find our state-room and explore the ship a little before we left Southampton. We were greeted by friendly and very cheerful staff so we knew from the beginning that we were going to be looked after very well. The ship departed at 3:30pm and we made sure we were up on deck to wave goodbye to the small crowd that had gathered to see us off.
The ship itself was amazing, we couldn’t comprehend the size until we saw it in real life. In total it has 15 floors… the 15th being the skylight chapel where small wedding ceremonies can take place. Each floor is maintained to a high standard and their level of cleanliness was impeccable. The care of their customers was obviously (from what I had observed) of up most importance and I couldn’t fault that.
Our inside stateroom was tiny which was something that I wasn’t expecting. The three of us were constantly bumping into each other so it was a good job that most of the time we were either roaming the ship or out on excursions when docked. There was lots to see and do both on and off the ship. We were confused about our sleeping arrangements until someone had to explain to us that bunks can be pulled down from the ceiling which we found rather amusing.
In my next post I shall include photos of in and around the ship.