Thank you for taking the time to read my review. Now for the answers...I just looked on my capers and didn't see any cooking classes. They had karaoke on most days at different times. The formal nights were on Monday and Friday with the Captain's cocktail party on Monday. The early (5:45) dinner was fine, but I think I would try to switch to the 6:15 seating, next time.
If you have any more questions, I'll try to answer them.
First thing I did was check to see how far your room on Empress Deck was from where our room is going to be (same Deck)...! *LOL*....I've never had a room with a pole in it, and I sure hope we don't start with our next cruise....I guarantee you either myself or my husband would walk into it....
We are 5 girls from the Houston Area. 2 of us have cruised before and this will be the first for the other three. We are so excited! only 18 days! Some of us were planning on meeting the first day of the cruise after lunch. We'd love to meet you!