This is my first cruise in Asia and the worst cruise for my previous 10 cruises(with NCL, princess(with alaska), Royal carribean, carnival, etc) in United States. I am comparing its quality with those that I have went.
1)Smoke area outside the open deck - If you are allergic to smoking or did not like the smoking smell, this is NOT the cruise that you want to go. The cruise has no control of smoking area, so whenever you step outside on the open deck, especially deck 6, 7, you will immediately smell of smoking. I am allergic to smoking smell, so I ended up did not go on those open deck. rated:1 star
2)Food is suck -with my past cruise experience this is probably the worst western food provided. Since majority of the passengers are coming from Japan and Korea, they might be fooled by this bad quality of food. Food is either tasteless or very salty, even though they have all those fancy names on the restaurant menu. This cruise only have restaurant menu for diner. The rest of the time, food will
only be offered by buffet/pizza/paid restaurant. Food in buffet is suck and they have exactly the same type of food for 9 days! I did not eat much after the first few days. rated:2 stars
3)No hot showers - Dont expect they have hot showers. I showered twice a day because of the hot humid weather, 85% I only get a slightly warm water shower, 10% I got cold showers, and only 5% I only get warm shower. There is NO HOT SHOWER at all! One of my family told me that you either let the water run for at least 30 mins to get warmer water, or have 2 persons showered before you so the warm water can start coming out. We are at deck 8, so I dont know if you live upper floor or lower floor will get warm water faster? rated : 1 star
4)Not much entertainment - Besides the regular night show, there is not much cruise planned activies. I believe it is because most of the passengers are elderly japanese and Korean ppl and they do not speak english, so the interested rate to have those other entertainments that normally see in U.S.A cruise ship is very low, therefore, you dont see much activities there.. rated:2 stars
5)price is good - for this cruise, we pay around $1200 USD including the airport transportation, so the price is good, but dont bother to go if this is the only place you go. Adding the plane ticket is not worth it. We just happened to swing by Taiwan before the cruise.