Sad to see the old lady go next year but it was inevitable. I've enjoyed many a cruise on board. No news of the much rumoured "new build" replacement but in the current economic climate I would have thought this is unlikely, at least for the time being.
Weve sailed with her several times. From a passenger perspective [and an ex-Marine Engineer] she feels safe if not safer than many modern ships. So what aspects of SOLAS safety is she lacking?