I know this is very subjective, but would appreciate some helpful thoughts/comments.
I'll try to keep this as brief as possible.
We want to go at the beginning of November (very special anniversary, so need to be on board at a fixed date) around the Med, calling at certain ports, so not chasing the sun, as most ships seem to be doing at that time of year, so the options we have found so far that fit most of what we want seem to be :
NCL - Norwegian Jade - 21 nights
P&O - Adonia - 17 nights
Cunard - Queen Elizabeth - 14 nights
Azamara - Journey - 10 nights
These are all in budget and we don't mind paying for the most expensive if we think it's the right option. However, the Azamara is the most expensive, but the shortest. Is it worth it? They say it's a six star cruise and all-inclusive (except for speciality dining, excursions and some drinks, although certain alcoholic drinks are included).
We are 40-50 with no children, so would like a more adult oriented cruise But, we would like the entertainment, shows, things to do, etc, to be appropriate. I have read many reviews and, as usual, there are many, many points of view. Some have said the QE is very old fashioned, Adonia is for 70+ retired people, the Jade is full of children and very downmarket.
We don't want anything extremely formal, I normally just wear jeans and t-shirts in everyday life, but don't mind going black tie once or twice, but would like be be comfortable and not stuffy.
Hence, my confusion. I realise most reviews are posted by people who have had a bad experience, as people are quick to criticise and slow to praise.
So, I would appreciate any help from people who have been on any of the above, or can offer alternatives.
Thanks.Edited: 20 January 2014, 00:38