Let me get this correct......a 22,000 ton ship with almost 2,000 people onboard.
The 8 "R" ships are 30,000 tons and hold 690 passengers plus a crew of 370. The HAL Maasdam at 55,500 tons holds 1,300 passengers and a crew of 600. The OOsterdam at 85,000 tons holds 1,850 passengers and a crew of 800.
I could keep going about ship size and passenger capacity, but just the number of passengers crammed into such a small ship tells me there is something wrong with this cruise line.
Paul, you are correct, this is a ferry, not a cruise ship.
I really wonder how TA's found this cruise line and actively marketed it in the US as a cruise ship. This issue is worth investigating.