Picked up Crystal 0214 from Dover late June 2010.Embarkation procedures smooth but from there everything just got even better and better.Waited on sun deck and had lunch while rooms were being readied.
This was cruise that about which there simply was NOT a single deficiency.
a.food - flawless,simple,clean,eye catching and always prepared exactly to individual likings.Special requests not a problem.After the first night,the Senior waiter took the trouble to ask as what we wanted that night so it could be prepared eg special meats or poultry.
Table settings ie early sitting no problem.
Every meal be it breakfast,lunch,afternoon tea`s (wow!) always a pleasure.Top quality foods always available at sedveral other places on board,long after formal times had finished
b.cabins and accomodation.Highest standard and the staff knew thier jobs down to every detail.Nothing ever too much to try and help with.Everything works,supplies more than More
adequate,fresh fruit and beverages always in topped up.
Bed reasonably comfortable,frankly,I found the sheets a bit too shiny.
Reviewers often speak of cramped cabins but really they are more than what one needs.
c.everything else,from daily news,announcements,programs,special events,embarkation and disembarkation procedures,itineraries for tours performed with ease,applomb and absolute precision.
Already made another booking for next cruise.No wonder they get the top marks!Is there anyone else? Less
what can you say,This is an eye opener.Our cruise stayed there for 3 days so plenty of excursions are the order of the day.Dont worry about stone faced officials everywhere,just revel in the majestic palaces an sights of this historic city.