- Pro: Elegant public rooms; warm, friendly atmosphere; outstanding evening entertainment
- Con: Certain cabins small; limited toiletries unless requested; no fridge in some cabins
- Bottom Line: Traditional British cruising with contemporary style
Cabins vary enormously, from the single inside cabins on deck 2 at 130 sq ft to a superior suite on deck 7 at 300 sq ft. We were shown a variety of cabins, including a sneak peek at the magnificent Owner's Suite. Although some grades are small and fairly basic, all cabins are scrupulously clean and in good condition, and all have hairdryer, safe, interactive television and tea and coffee making facilities.
All cabins have bathrooms with shower, and some superior cabins have a bath with shower over the bath. Liquid hand wash, body wash and shower gel dispensers are provided in all bathrooms and in the cabins too in some suites. Items such as shower caps, shoe mitts, sewing kits, vanity kits, shampoo, conditioner and small bars of soap are obtainable from the cabin stewardess.
Fridges and minibars are supplied in superior suites, balcony suites, deluxe balcony cabins, large superior outside twins, and single balcony suites.
There are four wheelchair accessible cabins, equipped for use by passengers with disabilities, but these are not fully adapted for those confined to a wheelchair.
Interior: Twin inside cabins are all approximately 130 sq ft. Some have movable beds that convert into one double bed. All have a bathroom with a shower, hairdryer, safe, interactive television and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are very small but with an ample supply of towels. The dressing table is also small, but shelves above help to cope with the clutter. One big plus is that, being on a lower deck, the cabins have less movement than the upper decks in rough weather.
Oceanview: Outside cabins vary from approximately 130 sq ft to 175 sq ft for a large superior outside cabin. Some have picture windows, some portholes, and some have two movable beds that can be converted into one double bed. We had a twin outside cabin on Atlantic deck with two large portholes. A lot was packed into a small area but all the necessities were there, and we had bright and attractive curtains and bed covers. There was ample drawer and wardrobe space for our 13-night stay. In common with many of the other cabins, ours had a very small bathroom with limited room for toiletries, but ample towels which were replaced constantly. The dressing table was quite small to accommodate tea and coffee facilities, papers and toiletries, but shelves above helped to keep things tidy.
Balcony: Deluxe balcony cabins are approximately 225 sq ft and can be found on Marquee Deck. Superior balcony cabins are approximately 190 sq ft, and balcony and superior single balcony cabins are approximately 140 sq ft and can be found on Bridge and Lido decks. All are luxuriously appointed with attractive soft furnishings and picture windows. All have bathrooms with shower, some also with bathtub.
Suites: Suites range from approximately 140 sq ft for a single balcony suite, to 300 sq ft for a superior suite. The following grades are available: Superior Suite, Balcony Suite and Single Balcony Suite. All suites have a spacious living area with elegant furnishings. All grades are eligible for the complimentary Suite Dreams package consisting of a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, fruit basket, flowers, free pressing service for formal wear, afternoon canape service, daily newsletter, shuttle coach vouchers, bathrobe and slippers, luxury towels, binoculars, world atlas, and a pair of compact umbrellas for use ashore.
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