We were shown our 'cabin' and our jaws dropped, the cabin was about 110 sq.ft. and the so called ensuite shower about 12sq.ft. There was no seats and for this we were paying 550 pounds per night. The 'ensuite' consisted of a small hand basin with a toilet at an angle to get it in, and a shower tray, again with an angle of the base cut to allow the services.
The Captains welcome was a glass of, possibly champagne, though I have my doubts, and they delivered up dried up canapes.
The meal was mediocre average and warm, the only thing that was ever hot was the soup.
Strangely we all had to be sitting when we were asked for our choices of main course, this we had to make on boarding, so the cook knew how many of the three choices he had to cook. After all of the passengers gave their main course the soup came out, when we had all finished the soup course,and the rolls and butter for some reason was removed from the table, the next course was delivered,and only when everybody had finished that course the main came out, and that continued throughout the every meal sometimes taking as long as two hours to complete one meal.
The majority of the passengers were OAP's and were used to eating early 5p.m. to 6p.m. why does the Magna Carta Line take it upon themselves to decide that we OAP's will eat late. Is it for the benefit of the crew? It most certainly not for the benefit of the passengers.
There should be an open dining option so that we could eat between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. That would not be to difficult to do.
There is only one staircase to go up and down a lot of the guests were disabled or unsteady on their feet, the staircase got narrower the further down into the ship you went.
The only highlight of the whole trip was the "Hotel manager" Brian, very competent, he seemed to be running the ship.
The brochure misleads you into believing this is a luxury cruise, it most definitely is not, a very overpriced one, yes. The brochure does not show or describe the smallness of the "ensuite shower room", or that there are no chairs in the cabin, or that there is only one staircase.
Would I ever go again? most definitely not.
Small cabin it was about 110 sq.ft., no chairs to sit in, very small about 12 sq.ft. 'ensuite shower', it was supposed to be first class, We paid the highest price, for what we hoped would be the best cabin, we were paying 550 pounds per night. to my mind the value taking into account the trips and accommodation 200 to 250 pounds a night for the two of us.