This was our first P & O cruise, it was on an equal with all cruise boats so far – MSC (2), Princess and Holland America. Good food in the restaurants, a free for all on the top deck buffet. Good weather in the Caribbean (November/December). Caribbean islands good for beach and boating holidays, but not for sight seeing ; towns run down and shabby, in fact like down-town America at best ; health and safety non-existant in distillaries and cocoa plantations; and beaches were fine but a beach is a beach !!