4 Boston Cruises for the Disabled Cruise Reviews

We wanted to experience the Holland Line. This fit into our schedule, so this is the trip we experienced. Holland in this ship is a smaller and older ship and could see the aging in various parts. The ship was very clean in all the ... Read More
We wanted to experience the Holland Line. This fit into our schedule, so this is the trip we experienced. Holland in this ship is a smaller and older ship and could see the aging in various parts. The ship was very clean in all the public areas. The ship did not have as many daily see activities as some of the others, but that did not bother us since we read most of the time. The library on the ship was bigger than most cruise lines. However, other things were odd at times. The Lido Deck the food is served to you and not as a selection as other cruise lines----but still good. The dinning room food was very comparable to other cruise lines. The food was not offer at all times, so you had to make sure you did your dinning and 10:30 buffet or order room service. One of the best for me to enjoy was the daily tea times.....very nice----very good. The price is higher than other cruise lines, so probably will try a different line or go back to one of the other lines we liked. This is not a party cruise----very formal and eating is more form dressed even casual nights. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
This was approximately my fourth cruise with Holland America. I expected better than this cruise. The bathtub wouldn't drain. The sheets had cigarette burns. Half the time the towels were threadbare and like cardboard; the other ... Read More
This was approximately my fourth cruise with Holland America. I expected better than this cruise. The bathtub wouldn't drain. The sheets had cigarette burns. Half the time the towels were threadbare and like cardboard; the other half they were newer and softer. There was only one plug in the room, for two phones and three tablets. The Front Desk could not get plans or instructions straight for trying. I'd discuss a problem with them, we'd agree on a solution, I watched them key it in the computer --- and nothing. Every day it was like talking to a brick wall. They always had "no record" of the previous discussions even though I watched them input the requests. I would not do the 10 day cruise again -- stick to the 7 day cruise. The last three days were an exercise in wasting time. Or somebody getting kickbacks from the cruise line docking there. The ONLY thing in Percy, is Alexander Graham Bell's house (seen on a distant island) and his museum (which you pay extra to get in to). The ONLY thing in Gaspe is a town 2 blocks long, all in French; French souvenirs and French only clerks, and way overpriced. One day's excursion was 4 hours to a goat farm and @20 goats, and a 20 minute lecture on glass blowing. Getting physcial assistance was like it was somebody else's job; they all stood and looked at each other. Daily. I asked the embarkation if they had our request, "oh yes." Well they might have had the information, but nobody acted on it. Disembarking was discussed with the Front Desk. Yup, they had it. Then several phone calls that they couldn't figure it out. Once we were off the ship, we were on our own, to start the whole process over again with the pier crew, and trying to get to where we needed to be. Nobody knew what the other person's instructions were. Go to this end; no go to that end; no sit here; move here. The food was excellent. The room steward and dining room service was excellent.The bed was excellent. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
I have always liked the HAL for the library, the food, and the service. This is my 29th cruise, 4 of which is HAL. The embarkation was great with no long lines. But once entering the ship there was no one to show which direction to go, ... Read More
I have always liked the HAL for the library, the food, and the service. This is my 29th cruise, 4 of which is HAL. The embarkation was great with no long lines. But once entering the ship there was no one to show which direction to go, which side. Confusing. The cabin furnishings were worn including the rug. The bathtub looked dirty but close inspection it had caked on grime and was discolored. The toilet water was too high! There was a good variety of shore excursions. The port was very convenient, Hamilton, right in town.I went to the hair salon and was extremely pleased with the result. I dined in the dining room and my only complaint was at the end of the meal servers were scant and it was almost impossible to get their attention. The ship did not have any helps for the hearing impaired as was previously understood.Therefore, I had to leave any classes like computer or culinary. Disembarkation was easy and speedy. I was with a hometown group which made it so. The cabin service was lacking. Sheets were NEVER changed and ice bucket had no ice everyday. Read Less
Sail Date May 2016
This was our 11th cruise and our 2nd with RCI. Dining: First, the good: The food in the dining room was comparable to other cruise lines and the presentation was good. The bad: While the main server was excellent, his assistants limited ... Read More
This was our 11th cruise and our 2nd with RCI. Dining: First, the good: The food in the dining room was comparable to other cruise lines and the presentation was good. The bad: While the main server was excellent, his assistants limited English posed a problem with almost anything you asked for. She couldn’t multi-task making the main server do all the work. The ugly: The buffet closes at 9:00 and then your only options are very limited. You can’t get a fresh burger or fresh pizza and when I asked the omelet man for a fresh ham/cheese omelet, he told me to get one of the pre-made ones. Dining options are very limited. Food in the buffet is lukewarm and usually dry. Entertainment: The good: The violinist blew us away. What a talent! The one comedian was excellent as was the juggler. The bad: The only entertainment in the evenings was in the main theater. If you didn’t want to see another production show, you had no options. The ugly: My DH is sometimes confined to his room due to health and yet the tv has no movies and shows the same episode of the same show over and over. We saw the same “King of Queens” episode every day, several times a day. The movie screen out by the pool only showed three movies. Dr Zhivago, a very old movie; Despicable 2, a kids movie on a cruise with all adults and “About Time”, the only decent one. If you aren’t going to have other entertainment at night, at least have decent movies as an option. Worse: all the entertainment in the centrum. You have this large disco and other venue areas, but instead you schedule all the participant entertainment in this small confined space where only a few can participate. This is where the 50’s party, the 70’s disco party, the Bollywood lessons and about everything else was held. Seating is very limited and the rest fight to see over the heads of others. Forget about getting on the dance floor as it only holds about 20. Room: The good: We had a handicap accessible room which was large and easy to maneuver. The shower was large and had a very convenient stool. The bad: The automatic door was the only way to open the door from outside and the switch kept the door open for about 60-90 seconds. This was great if no one was in the room, but if someone was in bed or in a state of undress, anyone could look into your room. The ugly: mold in the shower on the grout. Tendering: Only good. They did a great job with tendering. Pools & hot tubs: The good: NONE; The bad: everything. The ugly: none of the hot tubs had jets that worked. The night before a sea day, we went up to get in the hot tub. The two hot tubs in the open area were roped off. The heated pool in the solarium was drained and being cleaned. That left one very small hot tub with no jets. We got in and were joined by two very nice ladies. Within a few minutes, 4 women came and asked “how much time do you have left on your 15 minutes”. We asked what she was talking about and she pointed to the medical advice about no more than 15 minutes and asked again. We stated we had just got in and she said “fine, we’ll time it from 15 minutes from now” and they proceeded to stand there and watch the time. Not relaxing at all. Now don't get me wrong, I can have fun on any cruise as long as it doesn't sink. But I felt there was much lacking that would not take much to fix. Get the jets in the hot tubs fixed. Don't close them the night before a sea day when you can stay up and relax. Get some decent movies on the tv and especially on the big movie screen and lastly, use the disco or another venue where everyone can participate in the fun without getting hit in the head.   Read Less
Sail Date October 2014

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