This was our second time on the Summit, It turned into a real adventure. We were to board at 1 p.m. in
Bayonne New Jersey. We received a message two days before that due to some illness on the cruise before ours, we would be boarding at 2 p.m. Then the day before we received another message stating that we would start boarding at 5 p.m. and leave at 8p.m. This was a little bit of a hassle for us as we 8:10 a.m. train reservations from Washington D.C. to Newark N.J. Have you ever tried to kill several hours in Newark N.J.?
We got on board to find our cabins were still not ready and all of the public spaces were filled. we sat on the floor of deck 8. This was sort of cool as you got to know some of the people around your cabin.
Not to labor this subject to long, the buffet was cling wrap central, so all food and drink was handed to you.
Every time you turned around there was someone to spray hand sanitizer into your hands. no sat or pepper on the tables, you could not touch anything.
This whole thing sent a lot of the passengers into a tail spin. There is yelling at the wait staff, yelling at the severs, you got the feeling that the crew had set out to spoil their cruise.
The crew did what they had to do to keep everyone from getting sick. It appeared to work. to my knowledge, no one got sick.
The population on this cruise was for the most part very old, very set in their ways.
The ports were very nice and the foliage was beautiful. I would recommend this cruise if you want a lot of quite time.