I cruised the POA on March 27th and had a really nice time. I too had read all the reviews and was a little nervous but, all in all we had a great time. Our cabin stewards were wonderful and our room, although small was fine. The only thing that I see that needs improvement is the entrees. The appetizers and the soups were delicious but, the main courses need improvements. We did not have to pay the $10 a day fee, that had been dropped. We spent another week in Maui after the cruise so I can't speak for the tours they offer but, people we met on the ship said they were great. We did take some of the same tours offered on our own and they were great. The entertainment shows at night were wonderful and not to be missed. I also enjoyed the lei making and other classes that were offered. I think if you go with an open mind and realize nothing is perfect, you can have a great time.