This was our first cruise in while (last one to Tahiti).W got back home late afternoon yesterday. It was nice to get away but not sure I would cruise with them again. The ship was nice, clean and the staff very attentive, but very hard to get information from the reception desk or issues addressed.
However I think first off we picked the wrong ternary, as we have been to most of those places before and we live on a tropical island. So there was not much new. The only one we had not been to Tortola, we did not stop in because they said he weather would not permit the tenders to take us. This was a HUGE lie and seemed preplanned. There was not a cloud in the sky, hot temps and almost flat seas… My opinion…BS and it was a good way to keep us on board all day and sell a huge amount of liquor to a captive audience. When they handed out the numbered tender cards in the morning they said it did not matter what number we had as we could board any tender (knowing full well there were not going to be any tenders). I would love to know how many times “weather will not permit” them calling on this port.
The food if improved by 50% would attain a grade of average. Still managed to eat enough fruit, French fries, smoked salmon and stuff to gain weight. The boat was also almost 90% or more unfriendly, rude and pushy French guests and they acted like a pack of wild animals at a feeding frenzy when at the buffet. I have never seen so much food packed on to one plate. We ate most meals at the restaurants, with the exact same menu (but less items) that were offered at the zoo feeding upstairs. So no difference in the food or quality between the two.
However we did enjoy our time away and would consider a cruise again but different boat, ternary and clientele (even “refined” Europeans would be nice).
Oh and one did not need the jacket at all I wore it a total of 5 minutes on two nights and did not need it either night as well as jeans would have been just fine and no need for pants. They even had some show up in shorts and a tee shirt at dinner.
We had good time being away from home but would not cruise with them again in the Caribbean.