Cabin was good-sized for an inside and always clean.
Leaving the ship and returning was a breeze.
Nice theatre for viewing movies.
We were never hounded for drinks.
Shore excursions to pricey
In-house entertainment rather than professionals. It was kind of like a high school production.
Zumba on an Xbox? Strange as this seems, there was an attendant who did the warm up. However, some of her moves were not professional and could be damaging.
Gym classes too expensive.
No board games
No crafts other than hokey-looking scrapbooking.
No covered walking tracks like on other ships
Sea Side Cafe (buffet)
First of all, the running track was right above the Seaside Cafe. Thump, thump, thump.
Desserts were the same for lunch and dinner and were repeated day after day.
Most of the desserts were cream based--never any plain cake with frosting or even pie.
appeared breads and desserts were not prepared on the ship like other cruise lines. They looked rather store-bought.
Breakfast never changed--it actually got boring. The orange juice was not good--it tasted like frozen concentrate that hadn't been diluted enough. I think this might have been a method used to encourage cruisers to purchase the fresh squeezed.
Fruit at dinner on the buffet looked like leftovers from lunch.
The dining room was noisy.
Oceanliners restaurant was too dramatic for me. They tried to over accommodate which was uncomfortable after a while. Less
We took a two-day tour. There were eight of us in a van and with an English-speaking, knowledgeable guide. We saw it all and had lunch at typical Russian restaurants. The food was excellent and not expensive.