Overall a disappointing first cruise with CMV, not helped by ship having to miss a scheduled stop at Gibraltar. Food ranged from very good to extremely poor, with often strange meat/fish vegetable combinations. Theatre seating needs a major rethink. Staff extremely good and very friendly, unfortunately not enough of them. Given the number of sea days the daytime entertainment/activities was very poor. Nearly half the passengers missed the New Year’s Eve dinner following the Captain’s decision to allow tendering operations in Funchal when the weather and sea state was very bad resulting in some 700 being stranded ashore.