Me and my wife sailed on this ship about 4 years ago and all was satifactory during that (med) cruise, as for this ship now .... these are simple facts about its current state .....
This ship is tired - but very clean and tidy (some of the stairs carpet is worn - so what)
The cabins (deck 7) are very clean (but again tired) and a bit creeky at night (so what)
The staff are very helpful and cannot do enough for you in ensuring that you enjoy your holiday
The food is excellent
The weather wasn't spectacular, but warm and pleasant (20c plus) with a bit of rain (2 days).
We had a bit of a problem in Morocco on a market with a local who was hassling us aggresively (this can happen in any country were people live hand to mouth) i told him firmly to move away,which he did once he know he couldn't intimidate me.
The entertainment is good but not as good a quality as their other ships
My advice to anyone sailing on this ship for the 1st time is - dont expect 5 star or the ship to be as steady as land
It is not as good as other thomson ships in many respects but does have its own better points
Some times i'm ashamed to be british ..... on the 1st day 2 ladies got in the lift and were ranting that the ship was rubbish because it wasn't like the other ships they'd been on .......... how pathetic, this is like saying an hotel is rubbish because its not like the last one you stayed in (when its a totally different hotel)
Enjoy this ship and make the most of it as you would any holiday!!
We enjoyed this holiday along with our son and his girlfriend (who was a 1st time cruiser)