Wanted a getaway and this cruise was very reasonable for a new ship. We were certainly impressed with the ship. It was beautiful and configured a little different from the other Holland ships, seemed much more spacious. The art work along the stairways and in the ship itself is beautiful as reported and I walked down all the stairways to see it.
The gym is huge and l liked the individual fitness room for pilate and stretch classes.
The pool area is lovely and lots of comfortable sitting area on the Lido and floor above.
Enjoyed the NY Deli and Pizza, thought it was very good along with the gelato which was a small charge. The Grand Dutch café was also a nice addition. It seems to be taking away some business from the Exploration café. We had dinner at the Pinnacle which was very good and the Tamarind which has a new menu. We did miss the old spacious Tamarind lounge area but the sushi area seemed quite popular.
Service as always is excellent and the bar menu has changed with some interesting drinks.
I booked a Guarantee Verandah stateroom and got an obstructed balcony which was fine. Not a full view of the sea but nice enough. 2 comfortable chairs and small table. Room was nice but small. Bathroom was small but shower was roomy. Overall pleased with our room.
Have been to the Caribbean ports many times, did not do any shore excursions.