My first cruise on Aurora and amazed, speaking to numerous people, how so many always cruised on this ship. Soon found out why …… food and service was brilliant and, after many cruises, consider the dining experience to be one of the best. The waiters at dinner (fixed dining) were excellent and couldn’t do enough for our table. A minor hiccup over information given for one of our ports of call, which caused me a real headache ….. but over 55 days it can be considered relatively minor. Understand that the Aurora is due a refit this year but generally it is pretty good condition and I couldn’t fault the state of my cabin or the ship in general. I wasn’t too impressed with the “Carnival Ports”, which appear to be shopping areas for Carnival to make money.