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Discovery Cruise Review by james mcgowan: A disappointed cruise


james mcgowan
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Cabin Not Rated
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 2.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Rates 1.0
Service 4.0
Shore Excursions 1.0
Value for Money 1.0

A disappointed cruise

Sail Date: September 2011
Destination: Baltic Sea
Embarkation: Harwich

Waiting at Glasgow station for the bus to harwich should have been a warning, when a 12 seat-er local mini-bus arrived to take us the 300 miles to the Shearings bus depot.The seats were smaller than a Ryanair buget flight the journey for all of us there and back was a nightmare.

The cabins were good and the service by the filipino crew was excellent both in the cabin and at the dinner tables. The general on-board facilities were poor, the cruise entertainment management a disgrace, being Scottish I was embarrassed by the complaints as most were Scottish

The main cause for complaint was the excursions at the Baltic Ports, simply a rip off.Many were simply Two and half hours round a city with two ten minute stops.A morning cruise to me is about a full morning.St Petersburgh had a riot by the bus load a lot of money for nothing was finally a rebellion at the Church of the Blood.

The food at dinner was ecellantly cooked, but the portions were minute and thank god More for the midnight buffet. Generally cruise buffets, breakfast and mid day are predictable but the choice here was even poorer

A disaster by Shearings Community Manager's Note: 'This review was written when the ship sailed for Voyages of Discovery. As of February 2013, it is now sailing under the Cruises & Maritime banner" Less


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