I would like to know which of the above questions is correct (and why) in the following context:
A: I went on a cruise around the Meditteranean.
B: How was it? / What was it like?A: Absolutely fantastic.
I would really appreciate a native speaker's explanation.
Thank you for helping me.
1. How was it? would be a more formal request.
2. What was it like? a more friendly request.
1. is a more male biased approach, a bit stiff.
2. is a more female approach and gentler and friendlier.
Having said that, as a male I would say the latter every time.
Stands back and awaits opprobrium.