I was just perusing the traveler reviews on this trip site itself today. Looking to see if there were any complaints or issues, or more great reviews.
The latest review made some points that there was nothing whatsoever to do on the ship. The words, Coastal Cruise, should have been a lightbulb. The name of the cruise line should have been another lightbulb.
We took this voyage/trip last year and found most of it very good to excellent. Before we booked, we were all over the Internet looking for descriptions of the ship, its voyages, the cabins, entertainment (doesn't mean much to us, we're early to bed type people). But more, I went to several travel websites looking for traveler reviews. I must have read hundreds of reviews. Most of the reviews said if you were looking for shiny brass, bars/lounges, entertainment and shore excursions, you better think twice of this type cruise. In addition, an article written by a journalist who took the cruise in order to write her article had it published in several newspapers, and travel magazines. She states that if you are looking to party, look for another cruise line, words to that affect.
There was a lot of brass, some very beautiful paintings, the dining room at least 4 star and a half, the food excellent and a lot of it; not just fish or seafood as some ads say; they did have alternatives; I'm not a seafood lover at all and didn't eat it once on the ship. The cabins weren't not all that bad, somewhat like GCT's. The staff would go out of their way to be helpful.
There was a negative comment about seeing too many fjords. Duh. That's part of the title. Yeah, they did get a little boring, but soon we'd dock again and out to stroll the town if we docked long enough, buy water, a candy bar, etc. etc..
The comments about some of the long bus rides, and waiting time in airports. To get from point A to B sometimes takes the air instead of land. We didn't like the long bus rides in our recent trip to Ireland, but it doesn't mean we didn't enjoy ourselves.
I hope other people who took this voyage are a bit more open minded, and those who are planning this trip should do homework first before booking a reservation. That way you won't be disappointed. It really was a great trip. My only negative was the program director, and I wasn't the only one who complained about her, just about the whole group had nothing good to say about her.