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It sounded close enough to the US, but varied, with 5 days aboard and 5 days ashore. What no one at National Geographic or Lindblad told me was that this was the inaugural trip; worse yet was that the trip had not been tested on anyone. I ... Read More
It sounded close enough to the US, but varied, with 5 days aboard and 5 days ashore. What no one at National Geographic or Lindblad told me was that this was the inaugural trip; worse yet was that the trip had not been tested on anyone. I paid an inordinate amount, retail, no discount, to be someone's guinea pig. So, I still, after three months, have a really bad taste in my mouth because I've been had. This is not what I expect for two well-regarded tour companies. On board, we experience long delays as the staff tried to find anchorage leaving travelers twiddling their thumbs, waiting, for hours aboard. One group was stranded in a Zodiac during a vicious rain squall. Outside tour companies were hired, on the fly, to take us snorkeling, on bus tours, and to coordinate flights. Equipment and transportation failed as did staff. Again, we were left for most of a day in the airport without information. When we finally arrived at our next destination, 30% of the luggage was missing. The land group leader was dismissive, condescending, and glossed over procedural errors and missteps that were so obvious to many. I used to how these companies up as the gold standard of eco-tourism. This trip will be my last. Their offerings are spreading the company thin. Quality has been sacrificed for quantity across the board. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Cruised with Royal Caribbean in the past during spring break and had an amazing time. This year cruised the end of February (spring break traditionally two weeks before and two weeks after Easter). We cruised before that. We were ... Read More
Cruised with Royal Caribbean in the past during spring break and had an amazing time. This year cruised the end of February (spring break traditionally two weeks before and two weeks after Easter). We cruised before that. We were celebrating our honeymoon. Our cruise cost us $5,000 not including hotel, flight , dog boarding and taking time off work. The ship holds around 3,000 and there were 1800 kids between 18 and 21 It was a booze cruise. Our experience was horrible. We could not get near a pool, dance floor and forget about getting near a bar. While in the two ports, the kids took over, we went back on the ship. The staff could not keep up with the kids/ ship was dirty, bad service (EVEN ON THE SUITE ONLY SUN BATHING DECK) the kids took over. After putting up with five days of hell, we contacted Royal Caribbean customer service. They totally agreed with the ships circumstances but refused any reimbursement. They agreed that it was a rough cruise They agreed that the kids usually cruised on Carnival, but with the buy one get one 1/2 off and a great drink package (one price you can drink all you want) the kids came to RC. I also witnessed bunk beds in the rooms which means four to a room.. These kids paid next to nothing and received a booze cruise. They had a ball. RC should have never put the two cruises together. In the end 18 kids were kicked off, the ship was delayed in Cozumel and two were brought back by police, two girls were IV'ed , there were 6 custom guards in Ft Lauderdale to take 6 kids off for who knows what and the staff admitted to taking handfuls of drink cards away for abuse or misbehavior This was not a cruise for adults and they should have compensated us for that. We were offered nothing. Looks like RC has downgraded to Carnival Read Less
Sail Date February 2015

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