we travelled with my son and his new wife for their first cruise.the embarkation queue was lengthy but moved quite fast and within 30 mins we had boarded.we were impressed with the centrum a rea and after signing up for the drinks package we had our first of many cocktails consumed over the 5 days.
i had arranged for the wedding celebration decoration package as a surprise laa we were excited to accompany our son and wife to their stateroom. imagine our disappointment to discover a birthday decoration in their room. i was very disappointed and went to guest services to complain. the very nice lady apologised and offered to refund our money and as a gesture sent some chocolate covered strawberries. i realize that mistakes happen and nothing can be done to rectify it but it was a major disappointment.
however,it did not spoil our trip.we had a great time.i found the food in the main buffet to be good,if a little cool at times.we much preferred the garden cafe.the salads were exceptional and the sandwiches and paninnis very good.i used room service for breakfast to avoid the throngs.
plenty of storage and a comfortable bed. but very cramped.had to neogotiate our way around a large chair.when in the cabin we had to put the chair in front of the door for walking space.
we wanted to visit pompeii but thought the ship excursion overpriced. we downloaded a map and walking directions to the train station from google maps.the walk was approx 20 mins. on arrival at the station we purchased train tickets to pompeii.2 euro 80 cents and boarded the train. it is very well signposted and easy to navigate so do yourself a favour and take the tra