This was our first experience of a cruise proper (we had previously sailed to New York on the Queen Mary II). We went principally as a way, we hoped, of seeing the Northern Lights. We were most unfortunate in that the weather was not very good - rain and low cloud plus strong winds. However, we did see the Northern Lights on three occasions although they were a little weaker than expected.
Overall, the ship seemed to us to be comfortable, well appointed and the food excellent. Our cabin (an Arctic Superior) was small but had everything one might need (although more hooks for outer wear would have been useful), a fridge and a TV (although the only English language programs were two news channels).
The staff were friendly and helpful. A member of the 'Expedition Team' - Magnus - gave excellent talks each day on relevant subjects such as attempts to reach the North Pole, the Sami, Norwegian life etc. There was a film-show most evenings of slightly variable interest.