I understand there were a few "teething" problems on the first US cruise in January, but I believe most have these may be rectified, they now take photos as you embark, which I beleive some people had complained did not happen in January ? I did meet some very nice Americans, and had an interesting conversation with an older gentleman from Nevada, who had been stationed in the UK during the second world ! I have visited the US a few times now and have always found the people to be very pleasant, which is why I was so shocked by some of the behaviour I witnessed on board the Lirica. I am envious of you embarking on another cruise with Lirica in May, I would love to be returning to her so soon and meet up with the friends I made with some of the bar staff. Hope you have a great time.