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Discovery Cruise Review by maxgordon

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Discovery
Discovery
Member Name: maxgordon
Cruise Date: May 2013
Embarkation: other
Destination: Baltic & Northern Europe
Cabin Category: 9
Cabin Number:
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 1.0
Public Rooms 2.0
Cabins 2.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 1.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 3.0
Embarkation 1.0
Service 1.0
Value-for-Money 1.0
Rates 1.0
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Ship Facts: Discovery Review (by Cruise Critic!)
Agree with previous critic and so much more!!

A truly awful experience in terms of:

EVERYTHING on board:

- herded like cattle at Harwich
- passports confiscated with no explanation - when we asked we were treated like 'naughty children'
- food terrible wherever you ate - (at times) cooked/prepared hours before - dreadful menu - monotonous salads with synthetic dressings - could easily fill a page regarding poor standards of cuisine!
- Lido dirty with trip hazards


- lots of health and safety issues including:
- broken public toilet doors - report of passengers being trapped
- faulty lifts with passengers trapped
- trip hazards re carpets and wooden decking throughout the ship
- etc. etc


- many staff lovely - but many not - being understood an issue at times
- senior management - where were they when there was a problem??
- Richard and co - lovely - but really came over that they were 'trying too hard' at times
- shore excursions expensive but good

Disquieted to discover that the medical facilities are privately run with no adherence to base country standards and monitoring - other cruise lines have base country standards and monitoring in place.

Will never go on a CMV cruise again!


Publication Date: 06/18/13
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