<<How is the ship?>>
The Noordam will be a brand new ship that is well evolved. You will love her.
<<How is the food?>>
Holland America is known for its wonderful dining opportunities. The restaurants and buffets are excellent.
Is the room comfortable?
Rooms on the Vista class ships are quite generous in size when compared to other mass market ships. What category are you booked in?
<<How are the excursions through Italy, Greek, Turkey, Spain, Monaco, Malta and Sicily?>>
I think that an Eastern/Western Med combo is the best possible itinerary you could want. You can find detailed information about each port at http://www.EuropePortReviews.com
. All are easy to see on your own.
<<Did you like Holland America line? How does it compare to like Celebrity or Crystal line?>>
Holland America is considered a "Premium" line that would be comparable to Celebrity and Oceana. Crystal is considered a Luxury line.
Hope that helps.