The red frog pub was great as was the gym...gotta have a balance!
three down points were:
1) Alkcoholic drinks are a rip off!!!
2) Longers are all taken on sea day by people that never come back so take there stuff off after an hour and give it to the staff to teach them a lesson. Germans seemed to like doing this the most, but we sorted that little problem with some subtle English wit.
3)It has a holiday camp feel with all the loud speaker calls trying to flog you their stuff every five minutes - 'watches at low low prices', 'get your pictures...must have memories' blah blah blah...I got a watch, and I got a camera!
Overall the cruise was great, the staff were brilliant, the ship looked classy and the food was good...give the staff a good workout and oder room service as much as possible...wear a towel...one of em said to me that he'll never feel like a man again after I forgot.
My standout tip for everyone is....TAKE LOTS OF MONEY IF YOU LIKE A DRINK!!!
we climbed mount vesuvius...beautuful views. I recommend a) you hire a cab for the day as it will work out a quater of the price that the cruise want from you for a coach b) you tell your girlfriend beforehand that sandles are not appropriate footwear for a mountain.
odd thing - we got half way up the mountain and some old lady charged us 8 euros to get to the top....is it her mountain?!
Also visited Pompeii which is great fun and beautiful. Dont do the excursion as they rip you off big time. get your cabby to take you...you can follow the tour guidesd anyway and theres nothing they can do about it. We did that for a bit but it got boring so we went of in hunt of the dead bodies.
Again all places shut as the hamster people were sleeping again so we couldnt get pizza.